Town loses fire engines in blaze – again

Town loses fire engines in blaze – again

All six fire engines in the village of Syke have been written off after catching fire – the second time it has happened in the small Lower Saxony town.

Germans to help Egypt block tunnels to Gaza

Germans to help Egypt block tunnels to Gaza

A group of German experts will be sent to the Egyptian border in order to help efforts to limit the weapons being smuggled through tunnels into the Gaza strip.

Von Hagens brings Bodyworlds back to Heidelberg

Von Hagens brings Bodyworlds back to Heidelberg

The controversial exhibition of bodies, ‘Körperwelten’ or Bodyworlds, is back in Germany after five years touring the world.

Two boar hunters shot dead in accidents

Two boar hunters shot dead in accidents

Two men have been killed in separate hunting accidents over the weekend, with at least one having been mistaken for a wild boar, and shot by a fellow hunter.

Athletics champ Rene Herms found dead

Athletics champ Rene Herms found dead

Police are investigating after Germany’s 800 metre running champion Rene Herms was found dead in his flat in Lohmen, near Pirna in Saxony.

Edeka creates 8,000 new jobs as discount sector profits in crisis

Edeka creates 8,000 new jobs as discount sector profits in crisis

Food discount giant Edeka, whose merger with the Plus stores has been approved, plans to create 8,000 new jobs this year as the global financial crisis sends more people to cheaper shops, its CEO says.