Lafontaine backs Sodann’s call to jail German bankers

Lafontaine backs Sodann’s call to jail German bankers

Oskar Lafontaine, the head of the hard-line-socialist Left party, is backing the controversial call by the party's presidential candidate Peter Sodann to jail German bankers like Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann.

Suicide attack kills two German soliders

Suicide attack kills two German soliders

A suicide attack near the northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz on Monday killed two German troops and five Afghan children, according to the province's govenor Mohammad Omar.

Rutting buck tramples girl at animal park near Silz

Rutting buck tramples girl at animal park near Silz

A buck in rut attacked an eight-year-old German girl when she tried feed a herd of doe on Sunday at a nature park near Silz in the German state of Rhineland-Palintinate.

Berlin mother gives birth to sextuplets

Berlin mother gives birth to sextuplets

Baby bonanza in Berlin: doctors at Charité hospital on Monday announced a young mother has given birth to four boys and two girls – the first time in more than 20 years anyone in Germany has had sextuplets.

Berlin planning ‘targeted measures’ to boost economy

Berlin planning ‘targeted measures’ to boost economy

Berlin plans "targeted measures" to boost Europe's largest economy but no major stimulus package in response to the financial crisis and slowing growth, the government said on Monday.

German study connects snoring to erectile dysfunction

German study connects snoring to erectile dysfunction

Snoring keeping you up at night? Perhaps not entirely. Scientists from the German Sleep Society have discovered a connection between snoring and erectile dysfunction.

Putting the surround in sound

Putting the surround in sound

Berlin's music trade fair Popkomm is normally a place to discover new bands – not technologies. But when Neale Lytollis heard the man behind the MP3 audio format was setting up a 3-D sound system at the city's legendary club Tresor he had to check it out.

Germany sets tough rules for bank bailouts

Germany sets tough rules for bank bailouts

The German cabinet finalised on Monday the conditions under which banks can make use of a €480-billion ($650-billion) rescue package rushed through parliament last week.

Bayern could face Fiorentina without injured Toni

Bayern could face Fiorentina without injured Toni

Italian striker Luca Toni faces a race against time to be fit for Tuesday night's Champions League clash for Bayern Munich against his former club Fiorentina.

German retiree attacks neighbour with Samurai sword

German retiree attacks neighbour with Samurai sword

A disturbed elderly man attacked his neighbour with a Samurai sword in Berlin, police reported on Monday.

Dead infant found in Großkugel washing machine

Dead infant found in Großkugel washing machine

A dead baby has been found in a washing machine in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, police reported on Monday.

German university fees scaring students away

German university fees scaring students away

University fees are preventing more German students from pursuing higher education than previously thought, according to a new study by the Education Ministry.