Teen girl who stabbed student planned arson

Teen girl who stabbed student planned arson

A teenage girl is on the run on Monday after attacking a fellow student in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. She apparently planned to burn the school down.

Steppin’ out for a smoke

Steppin’ out for a smoke

English musician and Berlin resident Joe Jackson explains why he’s delighted Germany’s smoking ban appears to be unravelling faster than a self-rolled cigarette.

SPD rejects amendment for military’s anti-piracy ops

SPD rejects amendment for military’s anti-piracy ops

A battle has erupted in Germany’s governing coalition over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s suggestion to amend the constitution in order to aid the navy’s mission against piracy on the high seas.

Man gets six years for selling missile material to Iran

Man gets six years for selling missile material to Iran

A Koblenz court sentenced a 63-year-old businessman to six years in prison on Monday after confessing to selling materials that could be used in missiles to Iran.

Steel and iron production plummets to below 50 percent

Steel and iron production plummets to below 50 percent

German steel and iron industry production reached a record low point in April, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Monday.

German gamer gets life for murdering British student

German gamer gets life for murdering British student

A German office worker was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for murdering a British student after he became infatuated with his girlfriend online.

Surprise strike delays flights from Düsseldorf

Surprise strike delays flights from Düsseldorf

Airline workers staged an unannouced strike early on Monday in Düsseldorf, triggering delays that will likely last throughout the day, service workers’ union Verdi said.

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

Berlin exhibition brings East Germany alive for kids

AFP's Arnaud Bouvier looks at a new exhibition seeking to explain what it was like to live in communist East Germany to children with no memory of their country's turbulent past some 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Dairy farmers threaten strike over retail pricing

Dairy farmers threaten strike over retail pricing

Every fourth German dairy farmer is going broke and the industry is planning widespread protests against retail milk pricing practices in the coming days, daily Die Welt reported on Monday.

83-year-old held hostage in cellar over land dispute

83-year-old held hostage in cellar over land dispute

Bavarian police have freed an 83-year-old man from a Starnberg cellar where a couple were holding him hostage in a land dispute.

Merkel attacks British eurosceptics

Merkel attacks British eurosceptics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a thinly veiled attack on Britain's eurosceptic main opposition Conservative Party, who are currently riding high in opinion polls.