Khaled el-Masri, a Lebanese-born German national abducted by the CIA in Macedonia in 2004 and flown to Afghanistan for interrogation on terrorism charges, is claiming €50,000 in damages from Skopje.
Thieves stole over €1 million in jewels from Berlin’s KaDeWe luxury department story during a spectacular burglary over the weekend, according to the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.
An architect has discovered a Leipzig apartment left untouched for the last 20 years after being abandoned by its East German occupants as the communist state crumbled, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Monday.
A new study revealing that Turks are Germany’s most poorly integrated group is not a problem of ethnicity, but a socio-economic one, the head of the German Turkish Association (TGD) Kenan Kolat said on Monday in Berlin.
Klaus Zumwinkel, the former head of German logistics giant Deutsche Post, received a suspended jail sentence of two years on Monday and was fined €1 million ($1.3 million) for tax evasion.
Bundesbank President Alex Weber on Monday expressed concern at the extent of the global economic crisis, which he called the worst since World War II.
Germany will give an additional €2.6 million in aid to Afghanistan this winter to help residents in rural provinces, the Foreign Ministry reported on Monday.
A 23-year-old man launched his car off a steep slope into the roof of a Limbach-Oberfrohna church in a high-speed accident that left the driver seriously injured, police in the state of Saxony reported on Monday.
A Mönchengladbach man was stuck with his feet in the air for hours after diving into a paper recycling container to retrieve his keys, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Monday.
The German government will no longer offer credit guarantees to companies exporting to Iran – a clear reaction to US criticism that a recent spike in trade goes against international strategy to fight the country’s nuclear programme, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday.
Bayern Munich are to begin their 2009 campaign with a testing last-16 German Cup tie at Stuttgart, the same team who held the German champions to a 2-2 draw in their last match of 2008.