Rats return to Pied Piper’s Hamelin

Rats return to Pied Piper’s Hamelin

Just ahead of the 725th anniversary of the Pied Piper reputedly banishing a plague of rats from Hamelin, there has been an "explosion" in the German town's rodent population, city officials said on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank linked to US tax shelter probe

Deutsche Bank linked to US tax shelter probe

Deutsche Bank is at the centre of a US investigation into illegal tax shelters - named after cartoon character Homer Simpson - the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Saxony tops new PISA scholastic achievement results

Saxony tops new PISA scholastic achievement results

German Education Minister Annette Schavan on Tuesday called the results of the latest student assessment testing "encouraging" after Saxony pushed Bavaria from the top spot for scholastic achievement.

Ditching grey Berlin for Fläming red and yellow in Brandenburg

Ditching grey Berlin for Fläming red and yellow in Brandenburg

Looking for a fun and romantic weekend away from grey Berlin this November, Brett Neely heads to Brandenburg's Hoher Fläming nature park for some beautiful scenery and outdoor activities at an affordable price.

Airline pilots stage strike in Düsseldorf

Airline pilots stage strike in Düsseldorf

Airline passengers across Germany suffered flight delays and cancellations on Tuesday when pilots’ union Cockpit called limitedstrikes for LTU and dba.

Engineer sentenced in deadly Bavarian ice rink accident

Engineer sentenced in deadly Bavarian ice rink accident

A civil engineer responsible for building an ice rink that collapsed and killed 15 people in Bad Reichenhall almost two years ago has been handed an 18-month suspended sentence for negligent homicide on Tuesday.

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Police find pig’s head at Jewish cemetery

A pig's head has been found stuck to the entrance gate of a Jewish cemetery in eastern Germany next to a cloth with "six million lies" written on it, police said on Tuesday.

Inmate escapes German prison in cardboard box

Inmate escapes German prison in cardboard box

Authorities in Willich have asked for clues in the escape of a 37-year-old inmate who managed to hide himself in a cardboard box picked up by a delivery truck last week.

Werner Herzog documentary shortlisted for Academy Award

Werner Herzog documentary shortlisted for Academy Award

German film director Werner Herzog is among the 15 filmmakers who have made next year’s Oscar shortlist for best documentary film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills has announced.

Opel executives go cap-in-hand to Merkel

Opel executives go cap-in-hand to Merkel

Desperate executives from German automaker Opel turned to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday evening for government help in case US parent company General Motors goes bankrupt and leaves it high and dry.

New talent will shine in England friendly

New talent will shine in England friendly

With both teams top of their World Cup qualifying groups, respective coaches Joachim Löw and Fabio Capello believe Wednesday night's Germany-England friendly here is a chance to put some new talent in the spotlight.

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Police conduct massive child porn investigation

Law enforcement agencies in Bonn are investigating 563 cases of suspected online child pornography across Germany, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.