US soldier in Grafenwöhr to be tried for fatal beating

US soldier in Grafenwöhr to be tried for fatal beating

The US military said on Wednesday that a private is to be tried over the death of Army Sergeant Juwan Johnson, beaten to death by a gang in Germany in July 2005.

Hitting Berlin’s streets for Obama

Hitting Berlin’s streets for Obama

It’s no surprise most Germans favour US presidential candidate Barack Obama over his conservative rival John McCain, but as Brittani Sonnenberg reports, some young activists are even teaming up with Americans in Berlin to rally support for the Democrat.

Exberliner Magazine picks the best of bilingual Berlin

Exberliner Magazine picks the best of bilingual Berlin

This October, Exberliner, the German capital's leading English-language magazine, picks the best places to buy tickets online in English, take yoga if you're voluptuous, and send your kids to bilingual kindergarten.

ECB joins concerted worldwide rate cuts

ECB joins concerted worldwide rate cuts

The European Central Bank cut its main lending rate by half a percentage point to 3.75 percent on Wednesday in a concerted effort with the world's leading monetary authorities to stem the growing global financial crisis.

German teen injured making internet bomb

German teen injured making internet bomb

A 15-year-old German boy has been injured while attempting to build a bomb with plans from the internet, German police in Anklam reported on Wednesday.

World’s first double arm transplant patient lauds results

World’s first double arm transplant patient lauds results

The world's only transplant recipient of two full arms appeared in public on Wednesday to talk about the success of the procedure, calling being whole again an "indescribable" feeling.

Germany planning to make stay in terror camps a crime

Germany planning to make stay in terror camps a crime

German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told the Wednesday edition of the Münchner Merkur that the government will soon make a stay in terrorist training camps a punishable offence.

Berlin boasts brilliant fall leaves and a hefty cleanup bill

Berlin boasts brilliant fall leaves and a hefty cleanup bill

This year’s weather is making for particularly colorful autumn leaves in Berlin, daily Bild reported on Wednesday, but the beauty costs money – the city pays €27 for each of the 18,000 tonnes of leaves they remove.

DAX plunges under 5,000 points

DAX plunges under 5,000 points

Germany’s leading stock index the DAX plunged below the psychologically important 5,000 mark in early trading on Wednesday, as investor flight from equities continued.

German Nobel winner criticizes big pharma

German Nobel winner criticizes big pharma

German Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen discovered that a virus causes cervical cancer, and now he has criticized pharmaceutical companies for charging too much for the new vaccine against the virus.

Demand for gold exceeds supply as Germans seek safe haven

Demand for gold exceeds supply as Germans seek safe haven

German gold dealers aren’t taking any more orders as demand for the commodity intensifies due to the global financial crisis, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

Germans believed dead in Nepal plane crash

Germans believed dead in Nepal plane crash

A small passenger plane crashed on landing Wednesday morning in Nepal’s Everest region, killing 18 people believed to be mostly German tourists, Nepalese officials said.