Sifting through Sylt’s conflicting charms

Sifting through Sylt’s conflicting charms

Is Sylt really Germany's Riviera? Campbell Jefferys heads to the fancy North Sea island to brace the water, make the scene at Sansibar and slurp oysters in List.

US soldiers in Germany charged with Baghdad murders

US soldiers in Germany charged with Baghdad murders

Three US soldiers from a battalion based in Germany have been charged with premeditated murder in an alleged incident in Baghdad in spring of 2007, US Army officials announced on Wednesday in Grafenwöhr.

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EU names German diplomat head of Georgia monitoring team

The European Union on Wednesday named German diplomat Hansjörg Haber to head its observer mission in Georgia.

KfW slammed for mistakenly wiring Lehman €300 million

KfW slammed for mistakenly wiring Lehman €300 million

State development bank KfW was assailed by the German government on Wednesday for mistakenly transferring €300 million ($427 million) to Lehman Brothers just as the US investment bank was collapsing.

Huge WWII torpedo found on Timmendorf beach

Huge WWII torpedo found on Timmendorf beach

A four-metre long (12-foot) World War II-era torpedo was found on the Timmendorf beach on the Baltic Sea coast early on Wednesday morning, keeping the bomb squad busy until midday.

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

With Germany currently shivering amid unseasonably chilly temperatures, organizers of Munich’s Oktoberfest fear the city’s famous beer festival starting this weekend could give new meaning to drinking a cold one.

Merkel demands better global financial regulation

Merkel demands better global financial regulation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for tighter regulatory control on the international financial system following the recent turmoil on Wall Street.

Dozens rescued from Mannheim fire

Dozens rescued from Mannheim fire

Rescue workers staged a dramatic rescue of 23 people from two burning apartment buildings in Mannheim late on Tuesday evening, police in the German state of Baden-Württemberg reported.

More German students choosing foreign universities

More German students choosing foreign universities

More German students are going to university abroad, according to figures released by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Wednesday.

Luca Toni wants to win Bayern the Champions League

Luca Toni wants to win Bayern the Champions League

Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni says he wants to win the Champions League title at the first attempt as he prepares to make his competition debut, aged 31, in Romania on Wednesday.

Adolescent alcohol abuse growing in Berlin

Adolescent alcohol abuse growing in Berlin

Berlin emergency services have logged the treatment of 853 young teens treated for alcohol abuse since the year began, in what seems to be a growing trend, daily Die Welt reported on Wednesday.