Berlin sex trade fair titillates the masses

Berlin sex trade fair titillates the masses

Has porn gone mainstream? Is organic erotic? Berlin’s sex industry trade fair Venus seemed like the perfect place for Shannon Smith to find out.

Berlin districts agree to ban patio heaters

Berlin districts agree to ban patio heaters

Five Berlin districts have agreed to ban patio heaters at outdoor restaurants in the new year because the heat lamps guzzle energy and pollute the air, city officials said on Sunday.

Collapse of circus stand near Düsseldorf injures 16

Collapse of circus stand near Düsseldorf injures 16

A collapsing circus stand in a town near Düsseldorf has injured 16 people, four of them children, police said.

Deutsche Bahn planned huge bonuses for bosses after IPO

Deutsche Bahn planned huge bonuses for bosses after IPO

German railway Deutsche Bahn planned to give its top board members millions in bonuses in its planned but now delayed stock listing, newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported.

Frankfurt animal lounge caters to furry frequent fliers

Frankfurt animal lounge caters to furry frequent fliers

Anyone who thinks air travel is a jungle should trek through the Frankfurt Animal Lounge, Europe's most modern airport site for just about everything from worms and fish to wolves and hippopotamuses.

Ballack to apologise for remarks about Löw

Ballack to apologise for remarks about Löw

The spat between football skipper Michael Ballack and German national trainer Joachim Löw is apparently over, after the Chelsea player said he will apologise for his criticism of the coach's treatment of senior players.

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Toddler crushed by candy machine

A candy dispenser at a sporting hall in Wuppertal tipped over, crushing and killing a one-and-a-half-year-old boy.

Iceland creates banking pain in told-you-so Germany

Iceland creates banking pain in told-you-so Germany

German politicians were fast to blame "Anglo-Saxon" excesses for the financial crisis but the country's own banks, particularly state-owned lenders, have been anything but risk-averse.

Daimler to suspend production for a month

Daimler to suspend production for a month

German carmaker Daimler, hit by falling demand amid the global financial crisis, plans to suspend production for a month beginning in December, as woes continue to pile up for the global auto industry in the growing recession.