Whereabouts of late Nazi fugitive ‘Doctor Death’ uncovered

Whereabouts of late Nazi fugitive ‘Doctor Death’ uncovered

Aribert Heim, a notorious Nazi war criminal known as "Doctor Death," reportedly died in Cairo in 1992, public broadcaster ZDF reported on Wednesday.

Praise and anger for Merkel’s pope criticism

Praise and anger for Merkel’s pope criticism

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced both praise and derision in Germany on Wednesday after criticising Pope Benedict XVI for welcoming a Holocaust-denying bishop back into the Catholic Church.

Bahn and Telekom admit to spying on staff

Bahn and Telekom admit to spying on staff

Germany's railway Deutsche Bahn and main telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom on Wednesday admitted secretly spying on employees to uncover suspected cases of corruption.

Germany hosts talks on Iran’s nuke programme

Germany hosts talks on Iran’s nuke programme

Senior diplomats from six world powers met on Wednesday in Germany to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions just two days after Tehran launched its first satellite.

Truck makes action-film jump on A3 motorway

Truck makes action-film jump on A3 motorway

The driver of a semi-truck on the A3 motorway near Würzburg amazed rescue workers on Wednesday after smashing through a concrete guardrail to jump a six-metre gap onto a partially demolished bridge over the Main River.

Skier Riesch suffers nasty fall during downhill training

Skier Riesch suffers nasty fall during downhill training

German skier Maria Riesch, currently second in the women's World Cup overall standings, suffered a nasty fall during a training run for the downhill event at the World Ski Championships in France on Wednesday.

Bankruptcy derails toy train maker Märklin

Bankruptcy derails toy train maker Märklin

Germany’s storied model train maker Märklin said on Wednesday it had filed for insolvency after delighting fans of tiny railways for the past 150 years.

The best of Berlin in February

The best of Berlin in February

Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, this month picks the best places to strip burlesque style, get your very own personal shopping guide or speak your mind before an audience.

More people head to the movies

More people head to the movies

Just in time to boost the Berlin International Film Festival’s profile this week, new statistics showed on Wednesday that more Germans are going to the movie theatre – to see German films – than ever before.

Munich Re sails through crisis posting profits for 2008

Munich Re sails through crisis posting profits for 2008

Munich Re, the world's second biggest re-insurance group, on Wednesday posted a net profit of €1.5 billion for 2008, with a slight gain of around €100 million in the last quarter.

Stressed-out Germans boost sweets sales

Stressed-out Germans boost sweets sales

German candy makers are thriving despite the global financial crisis - it seems typically temperate Teutons pig out when they’re stressed out, daily Die Welt reported on Wednesday.

Stuttgart man wins Empire State Building Run-Up race

Stuttgart man wins Empire State Building Run-Up race

A German man has won the race to the top of the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City, improving on his win from last year by one second.

Mysterious Hamburg death was a suicide

Mysterious Hamburg death was a suicide

Investigators have determined that the bloody corpse of a man found under a Hamburg train overpass was not the victim of a crime, but a suicide, police announced late on Tuesday.

German troops to be stationed in France

German troops to be stationed in France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Wednesday that a German battalion will shortly be stationed on French soil for the first time since World War II.