Student acquitted for shoe toss at China’s PM

Student acquitted for shoe toss at China’s PM

A German student who hurled a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was cleared Tuesday of committing a public order offence as he defended his protest as a symbolic act of defiance.

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WWII ghetto survivors win court pension battle

Jews who worked for the Nazis in ghettos in Eastern Europe during World War II are now entitled to claim pension payments, following a German court decision on Tuesday.

BND sees economic crisis boosting China

BND sees economic crisis boosting China

The global financial crisis is resulting in a "geopolitical metamorphosis" that is likely to boost China's standing in the world, the head of Germany's foreign intelligence service said Tuesday.

Two Orthodox rabbis first to be ordained since WWII

Two Orthodox rabbis first to be ordained since WWII

Two Orthodox rabbis were ordained in Munich on Tuesday for the first time in more than 70 years. Jewish leaders called the event a “small miracle” that proved Jewish life has returned to Germany despite the Holocaust.

Merkel warns Opel state aid no precedent

Merkel warns Opel state aid no precedent

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday warned that state aid for carmaker Opel should not be considered a precedent by other troubled firms.

Merkel ‘stunned’ by Air France crash

Merkel ‘stunned’ by Air France crash

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was "stunned" by the disappearance of an Air France aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean with 228 people on board including 26 Germans.

Goths darken Leipzig’s days

Goths darken Leipzig’s days

Each year, the eastern German city of Leipzig becomes a Mecca for thousands of gothic scene fans for four days of gloomy goodness. Rebecca Miller documents the darkness.

Scientists find giant crabs have evolved sense of smell

Scientists find giant crabs have evolved sense of smell

Evolutionary biologists in Germany have discovered that the world’s largest land crab has a well-developed sense of smell to aid its adaptation from life away from the sea.

Germany wants EU to fight Google Books project

Germany wants EU to fight Google Books project

German politicians are encouraging the EU to take strong action against internet search engine Google’s online library project, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.

Helpful 12-year-old girl demolishes five cars

Helpful 12-year-old girl demolishes five cars

A helpful 12-year-old girl sent to ensure her parent's parking pass was displayed in the family car ended up demolishing five vehicles in the lot of public swimming pool in Bad Salzuflen in North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday.

Missing German student found dead near Spanish resort

Missing German student found dead near Spanish resort

A 20-year-old German student missing for almost a week has been found dead in Spain, Lloret de Mar police said on Tuesday.

Kindergarten strikes drag on

Kindergarten strikes drag on

Public day care workers continued strikes across Germany on Tuesday in an ongoing wage dispute with state employers.

EU poll tests German domestic policy

EU poll tests German domestic policy

The European parliament election in Germany is a litmus test for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservatives ahead of legislative polls in September in the continent's biggest economy.