Germany questioned over Nazi ‘Dr Death’

Germany questioned over Nazi ‘Dr Death’

Nazi hunters demanded an explanation from Germany on Wednesday on how "Doctor Death," one of the world's most wanted war criminals, was apparently able to live freely in Egypt for 30 years.

BASF warns of job cuts

BASF warns of job cuts

The head of German chemical giant BASF sought to prepare staff for possible job cuts stemming from the global economic crisis, in an interview to appear on Thursday.

Big business dominates the Berlinale on and off screen

Big business dominates the Berlinale on and off screen

The Berlin International Film Festival might have several entries tackling the foibles of the corporate world this year, but as Daniel Miller reports, the Berlinale itself is also all about business.

Berlin mulls tracking data on foreign visitors

Berlin mulls tracking data on foreign visitors

German residents who have frequent guests from outside the EU could find themselves monitored by the government if a newly proposed measure to combat visa abuse is passed, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Wednesday.

Police arrest brothers in KaDeWe jewellery heist investigation

Police arrest brothers in KaDeWe jewellery heist investigation

More than two weeks after the sensational jewellery robbery at Germany’s most famous department store, the KaDeWe in Berlin, police arrested two suspects in the state of Lower Saxony on Wednesday.

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Two boys killed by freight train

Two 13-year-old boys were killed by a freight train on Tuesday evening, according to police in the German state of Brandenburg.

Hypo Real Estate gets €10 bln in guarantees

Hypo Real Estate gets €10 bln in guarantees

The fate of German bank Hypo Real Estate (HRE) remained in suspense on Wednesday even after it was granted new state guarantees aimed at helping it get past a financing hurdle later this year.

Dalai Lama says unrest possible in Tibet during German visit

Dalai Lama says unrest possible in Tibet during German visit

One day after receiving a German media prize, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama warned on Wednesday that the situation in his homeland was "very tense" and that an uprising was possible.

Berlin’s Tempelhof to host 40th anniversary Woodstock concert

Berlin’s Tempelhof to host 40th anniversary Woodstock concert

Berlin’s iconic Tempelhof airport this August will host a concert marking the 40th anniversary of legendary hippie gathering Woodstock, the Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.

Suspect nabbed in Turkey for girl’s murder

Suspect nabbed in Turkey for girl’s murder

Turkish police have arrested the main suspect in the murder of eight-year-old Paderborn girl Kardelen in the western Turkish city of Aydin, the German public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.

Cairo releases German-Egyptian blogger

Cairo releases German-Egyptian blogger

German-Egyptian blogger Philip Rizk has been released by Egyptian authorities after being held at an undisclosed location since Friday for taking part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration, his family said early on Wednesday morning.

Bartender faces jail for boy’s booze death

Bartender faces jail for boy’s booze death

A Berlin bartender faces court on Wednesday for serving a 16-year-old dozens of Tequila shots that led to his death in February 2007.

Germany wakes up to snow

Germany wakes up to snow

Germans in the eastern and southern parts of the country awoke to blowing snow on Wednesday, as a cold snap snarled morning traffic.

Holocaust denying bishop told to quickly correct ‘stupidity’

Holocaust denying bishop told to quickly correct ‘stupidity’

A bishop has been ordered by the head of his ultra-traditionalist Roman Catholic fraternity to retract his denials of the Holocaust, news magazine Der Spiegel reported late on Tuesday.