Munich searches for Oktoberfest rape victim

Munich searches for Oktoberfest rape victim

Police in Munich say they have an important new lead in their quest to find a woman who was filmed by three men as they drugged and raped her during Oktoberfest two years ago.

Kahn eyeing Schalke manager job

Kahn eyeing Schalke manager job

Oliver Khan, the former goalkeeper of the German national football team and FC Bayern Munich, looks set to be named as the new manager of Schalke 04 after a lengthy meeting with club officials on Thursday.

Hamburg bishop says condoms can’t be ‘taboo’

Hamburg bishop says condoms can’t be ‘taboo’

A Hamburg bishop on Thursday said the Catholic Church must rethink its “taboo” stance on condoms, contradicting controversial comments made by Pope Benedict XVI blaming them for making the AIDS epidemic in Africa worse.

Professor convicted for demanding sex for help on oral exam

Professor convicted for demanding sex for help on oral exam

A professor from the University of Augsburg was sentenced on Thursday to 10 months probation and fined €8,000 for attempting to pressure a female student into exchanging sex for better grades.

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

Merkel defends Berlin’s crisis management

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her government’s handling of the global economic crisis amid ongoing criticism from abroad, at home and even within her own coalition.

KaDeWe heist suspects released because of twin DNA

KaDeWe heist suspects released because of twin DNA

Five weeks after their arrest, Berlin police have released two suspects in the spectacular robbery of the city’s KaDeWe department store because DNA tests can’t tell the identical twins apart, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Thursday.

Ryanair pumped to penetrate Bavarian market this spring

Ryanair pumped to penetrate Bavarian market this spring

Discount airline Ryanair has announced it will offer flights from an airport near Munich to seven European destinations beginning in April.

What’s on in Germany: March 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: March 19 – 25

This Week's Highlights: Turkish films in Munich, an opera star in Frankfurt, and Barbie celebrates her 50th in Hamburg.

First Iraqi refugees to land in Hannover

First Iraqi refugees to land in Hannover

With the first of 2,500 Iraqi refugees scheduled to arrive in Hannover on Thursday, Lower Saxony’s interior minister has called for their swift integration.

German infrastructure tangled in dodgy US tax scheme

German infrastructure tangled in dodgy US tax scheme

What do Berlin trams, German sewers and the stricken US insurer AIG have in common? They are all intertwined in complex financial transactions that could cost many German cities dearly.