Rwanda expels German envoy as diplomatic row escalates

Rwanda expels German envoy as diplomatic row escalates

Rwanda expelled Germany's ambassador and prepared to issue indictments and arrest warrants against 23 French officials on Tuesday in a dramatic escalation of diplomatic tensions over the country's 1994 genocide.

Mother admits freezing babies, denies killings

Mother admits freezing babies, denies killings

At the start of her high-profile murder trial on Tuesday a German mother admitted on Tuesday to stashing the bodies of her two babies in the family freezer, but denied killing them.

US suggests Boeing alternative amid A400M transport woes

US suggests Boeing alternative amid A400M transport woes

Kurt Volker, the US ambassador to NATO, on Tuesday suggested Germany could use a Boeing military transport plane to solve its heavy lift needs instead of the troubled A400M programme.

Police arrest three men for blowing up ATMs

Police arrest three men for blowing up ATMs

Three men have been arrested in Berlin on suspicion of blowing up several cash machines since February, German police reported on Tuesday.

‘Senator Death’ sparks euthanasia debate

‘Senator Death’ sparks euthanasia debate

A German politician dubbed "Senator Death" has been providing paid assistance to old ladies who want to die, sparking a debate whether he’s a money-hungry granny-killer or a euthanasia rights champion. Exberliner Magazine’s Jacinta Nandi reports.

Berlin’s tale of two art scenes

Berlin’s tale of two art scenes

The Berlin Wall might be a thing of the past, but Daniel Miller believes there might as well be a death strip dividing the German capital's art scene.

German economic confidence up despite recession reports

German economic confidence up despite recession reports

Germany's closely watched ZEW economic indicator picked up Tuesday, as investors' mood improved slightly amid international efforts to come to grips with the financial crisis.

Engineers bail out of runaway freight train

Engineers bail out of runaway freight train

Two engineers bailed out of a freight train after the brakes failed, leaving it to roll six kilometres from Frechen to Cologne, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Tuesday.

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Karneval kicks off in Cologne

Cologne’s traditional carnival season kicked off on Tuesday at 11:11 am in the city centre, where some 70,000 revelers were expected to turn up to party in costume.

Nuclear waste transport reaches Gorleben

Nuclear waste transport reaches Gorleben

Several tonnes of German nuclear waste finally arrived at the Gorleben storage centre at 12:17 am on Tuesday morning in what police called a smooth delivery after massive delays caused by three days of protests by activists.

Merkel calls for NATO strategy changes

Merkel calls for NATO strategy changes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on NATO to revamp its security strategy with a stronger focus on disarmament and development and urged US president-elect Barack Obama to join the drive.

Asia launches German tsunami warning system

Asia launches German tsunami warning system

Nearly four years after the devastating South Asian tsunami that killed some 250,000 people, an early-warning system developed in Germany will be launched in Indonesia on Tuesday.