Opposition claims German intelligence aided US war in Iraq

Opposition claims German intelligence aided US war in Iraq

Germany's political opposition said on Thursday it believes officials from the country's BND intelligence agency provided crucial information and support to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Steinbrück looking for blood over KfW’s Lehman scandal

Steinbrück looking for blood over KfW’s Lehman scandal

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has called for KfW officials to pay the consequences for the state development bank's mistake transfer of €300 million ($427 million) to Lehman Brothers just as the US investment bank was collapsing.

Cologne braces for extreme right anti-Islam congress

Cologne braces for extreme right anti-Islam congress

Cologne is bracing for violence this weekend as far-right supporters from all over Europe gather for an "anti-Islamification congress" and rally defending the continent against an "immigrant invasion."

Survey sees more porn changing German sex

Survey sees more porn changing German sex

Germans are watching more pornography than ever before – a development that is dramatically altering the country’s attitudes towards sex, according to a new survey.

What’s on in Germany: September 18 – 24

What’s on in Germany: September 18 – 24

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US soldier in Germany jailed for seven months for Iraq slayings

A US soldier was sentenced in Germany on Thursday to seven months in prison for conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the deaths of four detainees in Iraq last year, an US Army spokeswoman said.

Tattoo removal on the rise in Germany

Tattoo removal on the rise in Germany

Tribal style lower-back tattoos known as Arschgeweih, or “ass antlers” in Germany, were popular in the 1990s. But now a herd of Germans are stampeding to get them removed as they and other tattoos go out of fashion.

ECB joins US Fed to quell world markets

ECB joins US Fed to quell world markets

The European Central Bank and the world's top monetary authorities on Thursday announced a huge onslaught to boost the liquidity available to troubled global money markets.

Berlin to give Alexanderplatz an extra scrubbing

Berlin to give Alexanderplatz an extra scrubbing

Berlin’s Alexanderplatz will get a special scrubbing four times a year to rid the austere eastern square of ketchup stains, bratwurst grease and thousands of pieces of chewing gum.

Pimp charged €210,000 for beating his whores

Pimp charged €210,000 for beating his whores

A Bonn judge has ruled that a German pimp who abused and exploited two prostitutes must pay them €210,000 ($302,700) in damages and serve three years and 10 months in prison.

Tiefensee calls for expansion of urban bike traffic

Tiefensee calls for expansion of urban bike traffic

Transportation Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee on Thursday called for a dramatic expansion of bicycle use in Germany's cities as a means to combat climate change.

Researchers compile list of German Jews persecuted in WWII

Researchers compile list of German Jews persecuted in WWII

Researchers have for the first time compiled a detailed list of around 600,000 German Jews persecuted by the Nazis.