Berlin offers citizenship for French-German WWII babies

Berlin offers citizenship for French-German WWII babies

Germany is set to make it easier for tens of thousands of children fathered in France by German soldiers during World War II to gain citizenship six decades on, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.

German jet pack helps humans fly above water

German jet pack helps humans fly above water

Ready for takeoff? A German company has developed a jet pack that solves a problem from almost every preceding model before it - propellant. Instead of rocket fuel, the JetLev Flyer uses pressurized water, making it the latest in sporting technology.

Car sharing gaining traction in Germany

Car sharing gaining traction in Germany

Sales by German car sharing agencies jumped by 12 percent last year as the idea of having a collective auto handy gains traction in the biggest European auto market, the BCS car sharing federation said onThursday.

Devil and angel rob shop owner in Cologne as Karneval begins

Devil and angel rob shop owner in Cologne as Karneval begins

Two thieves dressed in angel and devil costumes robbed a shop owner in Cologne at knifepoint on Thursday.

Berlin raises teacher salaries by almost half

Berlin raises teacher salaries by almost half

In a bid to keep Berlin’s teachers from escaping to higher paying jobs in other cities, the city-state government has decided to increase their salaries by almost 50 percent each month, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported this week.

Man stands trial 27 years after suffocating girl in box

Man stands trial 27 years after suffocating girl in box

A 58-year-old man faced trial in an Augsburg court on Thursday for the gruesome death of a young girl some 27 years ago.

Bremen coating valuables with synthetic DNA to fight theft

Bremen coating valuables with synthetic DNA to fight theft

The city-state of Bremen plans to be the first place in Germany to use synthetic DNA on valuables to trace thieves, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported this week.

What’s on in Germany: February 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: February 19 – 25

Steinbrück: Berlin will consider aid for Opel

Steinbrück: Berlin will consider aid for Opel

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Thursday the government would not rule out state aid for Opel, the German unit of troubled US carmaker General Motors.

Germans learn foreign languages while foreigners shun German

Germans learn foreign languages while foreigners shun German

Germans are more keen than ever to learn a second language, but fewer foreigners are choosing to study German, according to two new surveys.

Werder scores a late equaliser against Milan

Werder scores a late equaliser against Milan

Brazil midfielder Diego gave Werder Bremen a UEFA Cup lifeline with a late equaliser on Wednesday to seal a 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the Round of 32 first-leg clash.