Deutsche Bahn to recall part of ICE train fleet

Deutsche Bahn to recall part of ICE train fleet

German national railway operator Deutsche Bahn plans to recall part of its high-speed ICE train fleet this Saturday because the manufacturers have not provided reliable guarantees for axles which have caused concern since a derailment in Cologne this July and another in Hamburg this week.

Hitler’s favourite meal stinks up Belgian cooking show

Hitler’s favourite meal stinks up Belgian cooking show

Belgians next week will discover the culinary secrets behind trout in butter sauce, as a television cooking show focuses on Adolf Hitler's "favourite meal" in a controversial programming choice.

Seven-year-old runs amok in stolen go-kart

Seven-year-old runs amok in stolen go-kart

A seven-year-old from Lower Saxony went on a shoplifting spree Thursday, stealing several hundred euros in toys from various stores. His getaway vehicle of choice: A stolen go-kart.

Germany rejects ‘naked’ airport security scanner

Germany rejects ‘naked’ airport security scanner

The German government on Friday rejected the European Commission’s plan to allow so-called backscatter x-ray security scanners at airports.

Kandinsky retrospective kicks off world tour in Munich

Kandinsky retrospective kicks off world tour in Munich

A major retrospective of artworks by Wassily Kandinsky kicks off in Munich on Saturday as part of a world tour almost as peripatetic as the Russian-born modernist artist himself.

Volkswagen to cut output

Volkswagen to cut output

German auto giant Volkswagen will cut output to deal with effects of the financial and economic crises but denied Friday that it would eliminate 25,000 jobs and confirmed its 2008 sales targets.

Drunk fined €2,400 for swiping sausage in Cologne

Drunk fined €2,400 for swiping sausage in Cologne

A Cologne district court on Friday fined a man €2,400 ($3,076) for stealing 100 grammes of pork sausage from a supermarket in a drunken fit of hunger.

DAX and euro slide to new lows

DAX and euro slide to new lows

Stocks and the euro were battered on Friday, as Germany’s leading stock index the DAX hit a three-year low in early trading and the single currency dipped to the lowest point this year against the US dollar.

‘Cannibal from Rotenburg’ loses appeal

‘Cannibal from Rotenburg’ loses appeal

Armin Meiwes, known as the "Cannibal from Rotenburg" for castrating, butchering and eating a Berlin man in 2001, has lost his final appeal to Germany's highest court for a murder conviction.

China’s Hu labels ties with Germany ‘good’

China’s Hu labels ties with Germany ‘good’

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that relations were "good," indicating the two sides had patched up a row over the Dalai Lama.

Doctor charged for reusing dirty needles

Doctor charged for reusing dirty needles

Some 1,800 people in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg have reportedly been told to be tested for HIV after police discovered their doctor had been reusing needles in her practice.