Rosa Luxemburg’s body likely found 90 years after murder

Rosa Luxemburg’s body likely found 90 years after murder

The corpse of German communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, murdered in 1919 by right-wing forces, may have been in the forensic medicine department of Berlin’s Charité hospital for some 90 years, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

Greece issues arrest warrant for Siemens exec

Greece issues arrest warrant for Siemens exec

Greece on Friday issued an arrest warrant on a second former Siemens executive who failed to testify in a graft probe implicating the country's main two parties, a judicial source said.

China hold Germany to a draw

China hold Germany to a draw

Germany’s weakened national football team was held on Friday to a 1-1 draw by China in a friendly in front of a passionate home crowd in Shanghai.

Retail sales up in April

Retail sales up in April

German retail sales rose by an unexpected 0.5 percent in April from March, official statistics showed Friday, suggesting that consumption could help ease the country's historic recession.

Merkel pips Dalai Lama for world popularity and power

Merkel pips Dalai Lama for world popularity and power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the best-loved and most-influential politicians in the world – second only to US President Barack Obama and ahead of the Dalai Lama, according to a poll released on Friday.

Police arrest drug dealing 81-year-old granny

Police arrest drug dealing 81-year-old granny

Police in Nuremberg on Friday said they have arrested an 81-year-old woman for dealing heroin with her son – supposedly because her pension wasn’t enough to make ends meet.

Opel future uncertain as Berlin talks stall

Opel future uncertain as Berlin talks stall

General Motors' German unit Opel and its 25,000 employees were staring into the abyss on Friday after the two firms bidding to take control appeared to get cold feet.

Poll sees Christian Democrats ahead in European vote

Poll sees Christian Democrats ahead in European vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats look set to win a clear victory in the upcoming European elections, according to a new opinion poll published Friday.

Germany’s most-wanted fugitive arrested in Hamburg

Germany’s most-wanted fugitive arrested in Hamburg

Thomas Wolf, Germany’s most-wanted criminal, was arrested without a fight on Hamburg’s notorious Reeperbahn red-light strip on Thursday evening. He had been on the run for nine years.

Berlin passes synthetic heroin treatment law

Berlin passes synthetic heroin treatment law

The Bundestag, or the lower house of parliament, passed a law on Thursday allowing the controversial treatment of the country’s worst addicts with synthetic heroin.

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Teenager arrested for school shooting threat in Hesse

A 15-year-old was apprehended by police in the Hesse town of Kirchhain after threatening a school killing on an internet forum, authorities reported on Friday.