Supermarket worker finds loads of cocaine in banana crates

Supermarket worker finds loads of cocaine in banana crates

A supermarket worker in southern Germany was stunned to discover 28 kilogrammes (62 pounds) of cocaine while unpacking crates of bananas, police reported on Friday.

Over There: When reunification doesn’t bring reconciliation

Over There: When reunification doesn’t bring reconciliation

With this year marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mark Ravenhill's new play “Over There” makes separated identical twins into a metaphor for the reunification of Germany. Ben Knight talks to co-director Ramin Gray.

Berlin backs Hypo Real Estate bank privatisation bill

Berlin backs Hypo Real Estate bank privatisation bill

German deputies on Friday approved a first reading of legislation that could lead to a nationalisation of the Hypo Real Estate bank and the expropriation of US shareholder Christopher Flowers.

CDU attacks new proposal to ban children from tanning beds

CDU attacks new proposal to ban children from tanning beds

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) on Friday attacked a new proposal to ban young Germans from using tanning beds for health reasons.

Supercomputer to improve forecasting of lousy German weather

Supercomputer to improve forecasting of lousy German weather

Meteorologists this week booted up one of the fastest supercomputers in the world to improve German weather forecasting – if not Germany's notoriously bad weather.

Toy radio turned police scanner becomes Mickey Mouse operation

Toy radio turned police scanner becomes Mickey Mouse operation

A Mickey Mouse toy included with the most recent edition of the Disney character’s comic book has made a mockery of German police, who are investigating reports that it picks up scanner dispatches.

Siemens lands €750 million China train deal

Siemens lands €750 million China train deal

German industrial group Siemens said Friday it had won another Chinese contract for 100 high-speed trains worth €750 million ($1 billion).

Surf’s up as Munich to buy endless wave

Surf’s up as Munich to buy endless wave

Munich's surfing outlaws might soon have a legit wave to ride amid plans for the city to buy a popular Isar River break to assuage liability concerns.

Court rules Dresden tunnel would damage Elbe more than bridge

Court rules Dresden tunnel would damage Elbe more than bridge

A Dresden court has ruled that a tunnel under the Elbe River would be more environmentally damaging than a proposed bridge that caused UNESCO to warn the city it could lose its World Heritage Site status.

ThyssenKrupp cutting more jobs than expected

ThyssenKrupp cutting more jobs than expected

German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp plans to cut another 3,000 jobs - more than previously expected, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Women stage wage-gap protests nationwide

Women’s groups across Germany will protest on Friday to highlight the yawning pay gap between the sexes in the country, one of the worst in Europe.