Inside Berlin’s graffiti war

Inside Berlin’s graffiti war

With Berlin considered by many to be Europe’s ground zero for graffiti, David Wroe looks at the German capital’s uphill struggle to keep up with the city’s prolific taggers.

EU plans new case against Germany for VW law

EU plans new case against Germany for VW law

The European Commission will bring new court action against Germany in a long-running stand-off with Berlin over a law shielding Volkswagen from takeovers, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Frankfurt postman arrested for hoarding truckloads of letters

Frankfurt postman arrested for hoarding truckloads of letters

A Scottish postman working in Frankfurt has been arrested after he was discovered to have hoarded an estimated 20,000 letters at his parents' house where he lived, police said on Tuesday.

Exberliner Magazine picks Berlin’s best smoking rooms

Exberliner Magazine picks Berlin’s best smoking rooms

Exberliner, the German capital's leading English-language magazine, this month picks the best places to light up a ciggie in Berlin.

Tarantino looking for ‘Aryan’ extras for new WWII film

Tarantino looking for ‘Aryan’ extras for new WWII film

A German casting agency has called for extras to try out in late September for the new Quentin Tarantino film “Inglorious Basterds,” but only those who fit Aryan stereotypes need apply.

Siegburg police identify wily mystery kangaroo

Siegburg police identify wily mystery kangaroo

Police and fire department workers in Siegburg had an unusual Monday night chasing a kangaroo through the city.

20,000 visitors expected at WindEnergy trade fair

20,000 visitors expected at WindEnergy trade fair

Thirty-five countries are taking part in the WindEnergy 2008 trade show that begins in Husum, Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday.

Beck says lack of trust within SPD forced his resignation

Beck says lack of trust within SPD forced his resignation

Kurt Beck on Tuesday said he made a “conscious decision” to resign as head of the Social Democrats over the weekend after he felt he could no longer lead the party due to a lack of trust within the SPD.

German insurer warns against growing vampire teeth trend

German insurer warns against growing vampire teeth trend

German health insurance providers are concerned with health problems caused by the growing popularity of vampire teeth among their customers.

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Germany says Indian nuclear deal not a message to Iran

Germany has expressed grudging acceptance of a landmark atomic energy deal with India and denied it undermined the West's efforts to convince Iran to stop sensitive nuclear work.

German Afghanistan base hit by rocket fire

German Afghanistan base hit by rocket fire

A German base in Afghanistan came under rocket attack on Monday, Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung confirmed.

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Afghan minister calls for anti-rebel attacks in Pakistan

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta said Monday the battle against insurgents in his country must be taken to its “breeding ground” in neighbouring Pakistan.