Germany doubles aid to Georgia

Germany doubles aid to Georgia

Germany said on Tuesday it is doubling the amount of financial aid for war-ravaged Georgia to €2 million ($2.9 million).

Archaeologists find more than 2,000 skeletons under Berlin

Archaeologists find more than 2,000 skeletons under Berlin

The skeletons of more than 2,000 people buried around a destroyed medieval church lay under central Berlin for decades without residents' knowledge, archaeologists announced this week.

Dogs to sniff out endangered species trade in Frankfurt

Dogs to sniff out endangered species trade in Frankfurt

The newest members of the special German customs force combating the illegal trade in endangered species are just three years old, with bright brown eyes and noses that can sniff out a smuggled frog through two layers of plastic.

Home energy costs hit Germans in pocketbook

Home energy costs hit Germans in pocketbook

Heating and electricity costs are gobbling up an ever-larger share of German household spending, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced on Tuesday.

Indicator suggests Germany may escape recession

Indicator suggests Germany may escape recession

German investors do not expect a recession in Europe's biggest economy, a key indicator suggested Tuesday, as cheaper oil and a weakening euro take some of the pressure off firms and consumers.

German pensioner caught in cocaine caper

German pensioner caught in cocaine caper

A 71-year-old German pensioner has been charged by prosecutors in Düsseldorf for attempting to smuggle massive amounts of cocaine into the Rhineland.

Producer prices see biggest surge in 27 yrs

Producer prices see biggest surge in 27 yrs

German prices at the factory gate, an early indicator of inflation, rose at their fastest rate in 27 years in July, data showed Tuesday in another worrying sign for Europe's biggest economy.

Leftists promise long-term support for Ypsilanti in Hesse

Leftists promise long-term support for Ypsilanti in Hesse

The hard-line socialist Left party in the German state of Hesse has promised to support a minority government led by Social Democrat Andrea Ypsilanti for a full legislative period.

Berlin Cathedral gets new golden cross

Berlin Cathedral gets new golden cross

Workers will hoist a new 11-tonne golden cross atop the Berlin Cathedral on Tuesday, replacing one removed for repairs in December 2006.

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold

Germany's Jan Frodeno sprinted down the final straight to claim a shock win after a thrilling Olympic Games men's triathlon on Tuesday.