NASA rocket scientist Konrad Dannenberg dies

NASA rocket scientist Konrad Dannenberg dies

German rocket scientist Konrad Dannenberg, who worked on the Nazi V-2 rocket before helping NASA to develop the first moon rockets, has died at the age of 96 in Huntsville, Alabama, daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

Condé Nast shuts down Vanity Fair Germany

Condé Nast shuts down Vanity Fair Germany

This week’s edition of the German Vanity Fair will be the last, publisher Condé Nast said on Wednesday in Munich.

Wilhelm brings home third biathlon medal

Wilhelm brings home third biathlon medal

Germany's Kati Wilhelm snagged her second World Championship title as well as her third medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Wednesday when she claimed victory in the 15-kilometre individual.

Artists create baby hatch for unwanted plants

Artists create baby hatch for unwanted plants

A new receptacle for unwanted plants debuted in Schöppingen in North Rhine-Westphalia this week. It’s called a Pflanzenklappe, or plant hatch, in a play on the German word Babyklappe, where parents can safely deposit their unwanted infants.

Naked Merkel Karneval float to appear in Brazilian bikini

Naked Merkel Karneval float to appear in Brazilian bikini

The Cologne Karneval committee has decided not to let a float parody of Chancellor Angela Merkel travel topless through the city during its Rosenmontag parade next Monday.

Germany backs law to nationalise banks

Germany backs law to nationalise banks

The German government has approved measures allowing it to temporarily nationalise troubled banks through the seizure of shares in order to shore up the country’s financial sector.

Berlin mulls genetically modified corn ban

Berlin mulls genetically modified corn ban

The German government is mulling a possible ban on a specific strain of genetically modified corn because consumers and farmers are opposed to GM crops, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

GM not planning to close Opel plants yet

GM not planning to close Opel plants yet

US auto maker General Motors has no current plans to close factories for its German subsidiary Opel, despite rumours to the contrary, the company said late on Tuesday.

Germany shouldn’t host Iraqi Christians, minister says

Germany shouldn’t host Iraqi Christians, minister says

A member of the Iraqi government chose the visit of Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday to criticise European countries that encourage Christians to leave the war-torn nation.

Auschwitz blueprints found in attic go on display in Berlin

Auschwitz blueprints found in attic go on display in Berlin

Original building plans for Nazi death camp Auschwitz are now on display in Berlin after being discovered in an attic in the German capital last November.