Man drowns in storm drain trying to get lost car keys

Man drowns in storm drain trying to get lost car keys

A 22-year-old Bonn man apparently drowned in a storm drain while trying to retrieve the keys to his car, local police officials said Friday.

Group poisons coworker’s coffee

Group poisons coworker’s coffee

“Funny” colleagues went a little overboard when “watering down” their co-worker’s coffee with antifreeze at a restaurant, police in Radolfzell reported on Friday.

Germany on track to meet Kyoto targets

Germany on track to meet Kyoto targets

The German government released data for 2007 greenhouse gas emissions on Friday that it said showed it was well on track to meet its international climate change commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

Parliament approves record 2009 budget

Parliament approves record 2009 budget

After four days of tough debate, Germany’s lower house of parliament on Friday approved a record €290 billion budget for next year that was unanimously rejected by the country’s opposition parties.

Chris Corner: ‘Berlin is special’

Chris Corner: ‘Berlin is special’

Ex-Sneaker Pimp Chris Corner loves Berlin. Like many musicians, he’s made the city his home base. Exberliner Magazine's Julie Colthorpe grilled him on the IAMX project, his stage persona – and the Germans.

Teen suspect’s new book claims he didn’t abuse Brit

Teen suspect’s new book claims he didn’t abuse Brit

In a new book, the German teenager accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old British girl during a family vacation in Turkey pleads his innocence and details his time behind bars even before a Turkish court has ruled on the case.

Vendor sells all-natural dildos at Hamburg Christmas market

Vendor sells all-natural dildos at Hamburg Christmas market

One vendor at the Santa Pauli Christmas market in Hamburg has taken a non-traditional but all-natural approach to Christmas gifts this year, selling handmade spruce wood dildos, daily Hamburger Morgenpost reported on Friday.

Commerzbank speeds Dresdner deal

Commerzbank speeds Dresdner deal

Reassuring investors that its acquisition of crosstown rival Dresdner Bank wouldn’t be crushed by the financial crisis, Commerzbank on Friday said it would step up the purchase of an additional 40 percent Dresdner Bank stake and pay in cash rather than shares.

Police still on hunt for mailbox bomber

Police still on hunt for mailbox bomber

Doctors will likely be able to save the life of a 12-year-old girl critically injured in a mailbox bombing in Berlin, while police are still on the hunt for the main suspect in the attack, reports said Saturday.

Germans escape Indian hotel held by terrorists

Germans escape Indian hotel held by terrorists

Two German foreign ministry workers and two Lufthansa airline employees have been rescued from a Mumbai hotel on Friday morning after being trapped inside by terrorists, Indian police reported.

Film confronts rapes of German women in WWII

Film confronts rapes of German women in WWII

One of the long-ignored chapters of World War II hit German screens this month with a harrowing account of the mass rapes of German women by Russian soldiers as the Nazi regime crumbled around them.

Navy chopper fishes pirate victims out of sea

Navy chopper fishes pirate victims out of sea

A German navy helicopter has fished three men out of the ocean after Somali pirates hijacked a Liberia-flagged vessel in the Gulf of Aden on Friday morning, French navy sources have reported.