Deadly bird flu found in Bavarian wild duck

Deadly bird flu found in Bavarian wild duck

German authorities have discovered the first case of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus this year, the European Commission announced on Tuesday.

Saving Berlin’s tatty temple to art

Saving Berlin’s tatty temple to art

Berlin’s legendary artist collective Tacheles has long had a tenuous relationship with the building’s owners. Gert-Andreas Oberfell explains why the group is hoping to raise €3.5 million to secure its future in the heart of the German capital.

Lehman losers call for state compensation

Lehman losers call for state compensation

Around 100 private investors demonstrated in Mainz on Tuesday, calling for compensation of losses they suffered when US investment bank Lehman Brothers went bust last year.

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Police in eight cities raid premises of suspected Islamists

Police in eight cities across Germany and Belgium raided flats and club houses allegedly connected to an extreme Islamist group on Tuesday.

Financially troubled far-right NPD party faces split

Financially troubled far-right NPD party faces split

Leaders of the neo-Nazi NPD party have admitted that financial problems, which led to the German parliament cutting off funding, are threatening its existence.

Reward offered for hunter who killed wolf

Reward offered for hunter who killed wolf

The hunter has become the hunted in Saxony, with a reward of €10,000 being offered for information leading to the prosecution of whoever shot and killed a rare wolf.

Councillor calls for calm as villagers picket rapist’s house

Councillor calls for calm as villagers picket rapist’s house

Officials from a village near Aachen has appealed for calm after furious neighbours spent every evening last week demonstrating outside the house of a man who spent 20 years in prison for raping three young girls.

Schoolbus crash into river bed injures 26

Schoolbus crash into river bed injures 26

Twenty-one children were injured, four of them seriously on Tuesday morning, when their school bus skidded on new snow, turned over and crashed six metres into a river bed in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg.

German exports plunge

German exports plunge

German exports plunged 20.7 percent in January - the biggest drop in 16 years - as demand for goods from the world's leading exporter continued to slide amid the global economic slump.

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Child payment from stimulus package delayed until April

Families hoping to cash in on the German government’s stimulus package payment of €100 per child will reportedly have to wait until April due to bureaucratic delays.

Lingering winter to bring Germany snow

Lingering winter to bring Germany snow

Winter will keep its icy grip on much of Germany this week, with snow and sleet expected across large swaths of the country.

Aerospace group EADS soars into the black

Aerospace group EADS soars into the black

The Franco-German aerospace group EADS soared back into the black and exceeded expectations on Tuesday by posting a 2008 net profit of €1.572 billion ($1.987 billion).

Hertha’s Voronin proves blonds have more fun in Berlin

Hertha’s Voronin proves blonds have more fun in Berlin

Ukrainian striker Andrei Voronin is proving blonds do have more fun, especially when they're shipped out of Anfield and into Berlin's historic Olympic Stadium.