German human rights activist thrown out of Colombia

German human rights activist thrown out of Colombia

A German human rights activist has provoked the ire of Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe, who has accused her of instigating violence and called for her to be jailed.

Forensic scientists solve puzzle of body with DNA from two people

Forensic scientists solve puzzle of body with DNA from two people

Forensic scientists in Germany have been warned to be extra careful when identifying bodies from DNA after a body was found with the genes from two people.

Breakdancers bust a move in Braunschweig

Breakdancers bust a move in Braunschweig

Braunschweig might not be the most obvious place for it, but break-dancers from around the world converged in the Lower Saxony town at the weekend for the global championships.

Rare books keep their price despite threat of depression

Rare books keep their price despite threat of depression

Amid the growing global financial crisis, rare books are still fetching a high price as collectors see them as a safe place to invest their money.

Fraudster tries to sell US embassy in Rome

Fraudster tries to sell US embassy in Rome

A German fraudster has been arrested in Rome after trying to sell the US embassy building there – a palace on the Via Veneto.

Steinmeier promises tough finance rules

Steinmeier promises tough finance rules

Frank-Walter Steinmeier promised tougher regulation of Germany's financial sector as he was formally selected Saturday to run for chancellor against Angela Merkel in next year's election.