Lovesick Düsseldorf peacock does €2,900 in damage to car

Lovesick Düsseldorf peacock does €2,900 in damage to car

The escapades of a Düsseldorf farmer's lovesick peacock will cost him €2,900 in damages after the creature mistook a neighbour's car for a competing suitor and attacked it in a fit of rage, the county court ruled on Tuesday.

‘Quinta’ bringing stormy weather

‘Quinta’ bringing stormy weather

October will get off to a stormy start on Wednesday, as the low pressure system ‘Quinta’ brings unsettled weather to much of Germany that could possibly spoil the start to the long holiday weekend.

Germany celebrates Elvis’ time as a soldier in Hesse

Germany celebrates Elvis’ time as a soldier in Hesse

Germany is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's time in the country with music and exhibitions in the three cities he graced during his two year stint with the US Army.

Paintings for the proletariat

Paintings for the proletariat

With the world’s financial markets currently giving capitalism a bad name, David Wroe dons his Che Guevara t-shirt and heads to a new Berlin exhibition showing forgotten East German art.

Merkel says US bailout needed to restore market confidence

Merkel says US bailout needed to restore market confidence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she expected a stalled US financial rescue package to be passed by lawmakers this week, as it is needed to bring "new confidence" to the markets.

Witness in hate crime documentary beaten in Mügeln

Witness in hate crime documentary beaten in Mügeln

A German man who recently appeared in a documentary about a 2007 hate crime was injured in an attack that may be related to his testimony in the film, police said on Tuesday in Leipzig.

German unemployment falls to 16-year low

German unemployment falls to 16-year low

The German job market is proving resilient despite turbulence on the global financial market, as figures released on Tuesday showed unemployment in Europe’s largest economy sank to its lowest level in 16 years in September.

CSU party head Erwin Huber steps down

CSU party head Erwin Huber steps down

Erwin Huber, head of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union, announced on Tuesday he was stepping down after the conservative party's disappointing performance in a state election this weekend.

Bayern worry about form ahead of Lyon Champions League clash

Bayern worry about form ahead of Lyon Champions League clash

While French champions Lyon might have injury concerns about Brazilian captain Juninho ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, the Germans have plenty of worries of their own.

Bomb scare closes Berlin Tegel airport

Bomb scare closes Berlin Tegel airport

An unclaimed suitcase caused a security emergency that closed off a portion of Berlin’s Tegel airport on Tuesday morning.

German tourists back home after desert ordeal

German tourists back home after desert ordeal

Five Germans who spent 10 days as hostages along with 14 others returned to Berlin from Egypt on Tuesday a day after their liberation, the German Foreign Ministry said.