Merkel demands international rules for financial markets

Merkel demands international rules for financial markets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Friday for a framework of international market rules – in place of national regulations – to prevent financial crises like the one now threatening the world economy.

Zwickau cops mistake beet juice for blood

Zwickau cops mistake beet juice for blood

Zwickau police deployed a search party complete with tracking dogs when a concerned neighbour of an elderly woman called in a mysterious trail of blood. They later found it was beet juice.

3-D model of Roman-era Cologne goes online

3-D model of Roman-era Cologne goes online

Cologne was one of the Roman Empire’s outermost cities, and now history buffs can travel to the lengths of their imaginations with a new 3-D model of how the city looked 2,000 years ago.

Making the Tropics topical in Berlin

Making the Tropics topical in Berlin

Faced with a grey autumn in Berlin, Daniel Miller decides to get tropical by checking out a new exhibition at the city’s Martin-Gropius-Bau museum.

Man accidentally sells yacht for €22.50 in online auction

Man accidentally sells yacht for €22.50 in online auction

A Cologne court has ruled that a German man who accidentally sold his small yacht for €22.50 in an online auction will have to go through with the transaction.

Saxony slaughters 1,400 farm fowl after bird flu outbreak

Saxony slaughters 1,400 farm fowl after bird flu outbreak

A spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Saxony said on Friday around 1,400 fowl had been slaughtered following an outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus in the eastern German state.

Frankfurt’s DAX tanks over ten percent

Frankfurt’s DAX tanks over ten percent

Germany’s leading stock index the DAX tanked more than ten percent in the opening minutes of trading on Friday, following the downward spiral of markets in Asia and North America.

Bundesrat rejects dual citizenship motion

Bundesrat rejects dual citizenship motion

The upper house of German parliament, the Bundesrat, has rejected a motion by the states of Berlin and Bremen to allow foreigners' children born in Germany to keep dual citizenship once they become adults.

Wild boar kills hunter near Potsdam

Wild boar kills hunter near Potsdam

A wounded wild boar has reportedly killed a German hunter for the first time in modern memory near Postdam.

Poles upset over EU’s ‘German’ Copernicus project

Poles upset over EU’s ‘German’ Copernicus project

Poles are up in arms over what they complain is the European Commission's "Germanisation" of the name of the father of modern astronomy, Nicolas Copernicus, in the title of an EU space programme.

Regulator Bafin freezes Icelandic bank Kaupthing operations

Regulator Bafin freezes Icelandic bank Kaupthing operations

The German financial market watchdog BaFin has placed a moritorium on German operations of the biggest Icelandic bank Kaupthing, following its nationalization.