Bavarian towns hoping to claim huge cement Jesus statue

Bavarian towns hoping to claim huge cement Jesus statue

A 55-metre-tall (180-foot) Jesus statue recently rejected by two towns has sparked the interest of more than a dozen Bavarian communities interested in distinguishing their landscape with the massive redeemer, project organiser Harry Vossburg said on Monday.

Gunman’s father probed for negligent homicide

Gunman’s father probed for negligent homicide

Police on Monday said they were investigating the father of the teenage gunman who murdered 15 people last week in southwestern Germany for negligent homicide.

Winter weather to return just in time for first day of spring

Winter weather to return just in time for first day of spring

Just when spring seemed to be peering over the horizon, Old Man Winter is apparently scheduled for another visit this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

Germany to work with US on secret research

Germany to work with US on secret research

Germany and the United States signed a new government accord in Berlin on Monday to cooperate closely on national security research, the Research Ministry reported.

Hoeneß’ TV football fee idea gets the boot

Hoeneß’ TV football fee idea gets the boot

Politicians, broadcasters and football functionaries on Monday all roundly rejected an idea by FC Bayern Munich manager Uli Hoeneß to slap a €2 fee on all German households with a TV to help finance the Bundesliga.

Bits of mysterious ‘stinky’ meteorite found

Bits of mysterious ‘stinky’ meteorite found

A German researcher has located nine ‘stinky’ pieces of the four-billion-year-old meteorite that broke through the atmosphere above Germany in January, daily Bild reported on Monday.

Berlin scientists create organic alternative to Viagra

Berlin scientists create organic alternative to Viagra

Researchers at Berlin’s Charité Hospital have developed an organic alternative to the male potency drug Viagra, made entirely from plant extracts. “Plantagrar” should sprout onto the market in spring of 2010.

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Greenpeace activists on Monday draped a giant banner from a Deutsche Bank tower in Frankfurt to demand more funding for efforts to combat climate change.

Guttenberg says private investors key to Opel’s survival

Guttenberg says private investors key to Opel’s survival

In the United States to discuss the future of troubled German carmaker Opel, Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has said finding a private investor is key to the company’s survival.

Official admits to building code violations near Cologne archive

Official admits to building code violations near Cologne archive

Two weeks after the dramatic collapse of Cologne's historical archive left two people dead, a city official has admitted to building code violations in the area.