Star architect Chipperfield hands over keys to Berlin museum

Star architect Chipperfield hands over keys to Berlin museum

British star architect David Chipperfield unveiled Berlin's Neues Museum (New Museum) Thursday after a more than decade-long restoration to repair bomb damage dating from World War II.

ECB cuts rates to 1.50 percent

ECB cuts rates to 1.50 percent

The European Central Bank on Thursday cut its main interest rate by 50 basis points to 1.50 percent, as the troubled global economy forced it to lower its growth 2009 forecast for the eurzone.

SPD politician’s office searched for child porn

SPD politician’s office searched for child porn

Police searched Social Democrat (SPD) parliamentarian Jörg Tauss’ Berlin office on Thursday on suspicion of child pornography.

Baffled Germans get new bureaucracy helpline

Baffled Germans get new bureaucracy helpline

Millions of Germans confused by their country’s often bewildering bureaucracy will soon have help from public authorities through a new hotline – 115 – broadcaster ARD reported on Thursday.

Siemens looks abroad to tap new interest in nuclear power

Siemens looks abroad to tap new interest in nuclear power

Siemens has become the latest German firm to up its game and tap into the renewed interest in nuclear power being seen all across the world - but not in the company's own backyard.

Klum says she’s not too fat

Klum says she’s not too fat

German supermodel Heidi Klum Thursday rejected criticism from those who say her figure isn’t right for the catwalk, saying she has never been the dieting type.

What’s on in Germany: March 5 – 11

What’s on in Germany: March 5 – 11

This Week's Highlights: 1970s photorealism on display in Berlin, David Byrne takes the stage in Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt celebrates Bauhaus.

Cheerleaders gather in Bremen for national championship

Cheerleaders gather in Bremen for national championship

With the 19th annual German Cheerleading Championships set to begin this weekend in Bremen, the country’s 40 best squads are aiming to gyrate and tumble their way to victory.

Gas stations to ban spirits to fight youth binge drinking

Gas stations to ban spirits to fight youth binge drinking

The environmentalist Greens and addiction specialists are pushing for new regulations to prevent binge drinking after youth alcohol poisoning incidents reached an all-time high last year.

CeBIT keeps high-tech fun despite economic gloom

CeBIT keeps high-tech fun despite economic gloom

AFP's Deborah Cole heads to Hannover to check out intelligent champagne bottles, "green" USB sticks made of corn, an understanding alarm clock and plenty of other fun and futuristic gadgets at the world's biggest high-tech fair CeBIT.

Search begins for two missing in collapse

Search begins for two missing in collapse

Rescue workers have managed to clear and secure much of the accident site of the Cologne archive collapse, allowing search efforts for two missing people to begin sooner than expected, authorities said on Thursday.

Mannichl says he’s the victim of media ‘hate campaign’

Mannichl says he’s the victim of media ‘hate campaign’

Passau police chief Alois Mannichl, victim of an alleged neo-Nazi stabbing last year, on Thursday accused the German media of turning him into a suspect after his assailant escaped capture.

Leverkusen turfs Bayern out of cup

Leverkusen turfs Bayern out of cup

Bayern Munich's desperate domestic form continued on Wednesday as the defending German Cup holders were eliminated from the competition as the equally out-of-form Bayer Leverkusen beat them 4-2 in a quarter-final clash.