‘He was a part of the team at the Sobibor’

‘He was a part of the team at the Sobibor’

The likely trial of Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk may be one of the last times anyone is prosecuted for crimes committed during World War II.

Dortmund police arrest serial bunny butcherer suspect

Dortmund police arrest serial bunny butcherer suspect

A suspect in a series of grisly rabbit killings has been arrested from a neglected apartment full of animals – both dead and alive, Dortmund police reported on Friday.

Saudi files for ‘killer’ tracking chip patent

Saudi files for ‘killer’ tracking chip patent

A Saudi Arabian inventor has filed for a patent on a potentially lethal science fiction-style human tracking microchip, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) told The Local on Friday.

Art historian calls Berlin’s Nefertiti bust a fake

Art historian calls Berlin’s Nefertiti bust a fake

The world-famous bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti housed in a Berlin museum and believed to be 3,400 years old is a fake dating from 1912, according to a Swiss art historian.

Germany suffers worst economic contraction in four decades

Germany suffers worst economic contraction in four decades

The global recession is hammering exporting giant Germany harder than any time since records began 40 years ago, with data on Friday showing a first-quarter output slump of 3.8 percent.

Man run over by two trains escapes with scrapes and bruises

Man run over by two trains escapes with scrapes and bruises

A drunk man who bunked down for a night’s sleep in a railyard near Erfurt narrowly escaped it being his last. After being run over by two trains he walked away with minor scratches.

States pushing for tougher penalties for rotten meat

States pushing for tougher penalties for rotten meat

Germany’s upper house of parliament the Bundesrat has sent a consumer protection bill back to the drawing board, saying regulations regarding rotten meat need to be toughened up.

Stuttgart polar bear Wilbär headed to Sweden

Stuttgart polar bear Wilbär headed to Sweden

Stuttgart Zoo polar bear Wilbär has been amply sedated and is on his way to his new home in Sweden, zoo officials announced on Friday.

Missing German tourist sparks French manhunt

Missing German tourist sparks French manhunt

Blood left on stairs leading to the Rhône River have French search and rescue teams combing the banks and rivers for a missing German tourist.

Dairy farmers go on hunger strike outside chancellery

Dairy farmers go on hunger strike outside chancellery

Ringing cowbells and shouting slogans, German dairy farmers are staging a hunger strike next to Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices demanding that she take action fight falling milk prices.

Day care workers begin nationwide strike

Day care workers begin nationwide strike

Public day care workers began an open-ended strike in five German states on Friday in an ongoing wage and healthcare dispute. Parents were forced to find last-minute alternatives or stay home from work.