Plácido Domingo to sing in Berlin

Plácido Domingo to sing in Berlin

Legendary opera singer Plácido Domingo is returning to Berlin this spring, Die Welt reported on Thursday. The world-renowned tenor will be back at the Berlin State Opera (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) this March to perform "Parsifal."

Deutsche Bahn passengers slam ticket price hike

Deutsche Bahn passengers slam ticket price hike

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn said on Friday it plans to raise ticket prices by 3.9 percent by mid-December, sparking outrage among customers and politicians.

German man confesses to dismembering girlfriend

German man confesses to dismembering girlfriend

Police in Bavaria have identified the limbless torso of a woman discovered a few days ago and arrested her German boyfriend who has confessed to killing and mutilating his partner.

Steinmeier sceptical on sanctions against Russia

Steinmeier sceptical on sanctions against Russia

Germany's Foreign Minister Steinmeier is opposed to proposals to slap EU sanctions on Russia, he told a German newspaper on Friday.

Allianz likely to sell Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank

Allianz likely to sell Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank

The board of German insurer Allianz is to recommend its Dresdner Bank unit be sold to Commerzbank paving the way for a major overhaul of Germany’s banking sector, press reports said on Friday.

Three civilians killed at German checkpoint in Afghanistan

Three civilians killed at German checkpoint in Afghanistan

Three civilians were killed in northern Afghanistan after German troops opened fire on two cars that failed to stop at a checkpoint, the German defence ministry said on Friday.

Emergency call turns out to be horror film

Emergency call turns out to be horror film

Blood-curdling screams of pain caused concerned neighbors to call police late on Thursday night in Tuttlingen, but the emergency turned out to be a high-decibel slasher film.

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Essen U-bahn metro erupts in flames during morning rush

An full U-bahn metro train caught fire Wednesday morning during rush hour in Essen, according to police.

Smaller minarets win approval for huge Cologne mosque

Smaller minarets win approval for huge Cologne mosque

Authorities in Cologne have given the green light for the construction of what will be one of Europe’s biggest mosques after Germany’s main Muslim group agreed to shorten the minarets.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan because of flimsy vehicle

Soldier killed in Afghanistan because of flimsy vehicle

The German soldier killed by an explosive this week in Afghanastan was not riding in a properly armored vehicle when the attack occurred, according to German daily Rheinische Post on Friday.

Decision looms for new Bayreuth Opera Festival leader

Decision looms for new Bayreuth Opera Festival leader

When the curtain came down on this year’s Bayreuth Festival on Thursday, the choice of opera for the final performance Richard Wagner’s last opera “Parsifal”—was deeply symbolic.

VW beats Ford to become world’s third largest automaker

VW beats Ford to become world’s third largest automaker

Volkswagen, the biggest European car maker, has passed US rival Ford to become the third biggest auto manufacturer in the world, behind General Motors and Toyota.