Porsche rejects Volkswagen ‘ultimatum’

Porsche rejects Volkswagen ‘ultimatum’

German sports car maker Porsche rejected Saturday an "ultimatum" issued by Volkswagen to accept by Monday a proposal for cross-ownership leading eventually to a merger.

Poland to rebury German civilians found in WWII mass grave

Poland to rebury German civilians found in WWII mass grave

Polish authorities will rebury the remains of more than 2,100 people, mostly German civilians, recently exhumed from a World War II mass grave found in northeastern Poland.

Fundamentalist Catholics defy Vatican to ordain three priests

Fundamentalist Catholics defy Vatican to ordain three priests

The rebellious fundamentalist Catholic Pius Brotherhood challenged the Vatican again on Saturday by ordaining three new priests – against the will of Pope Benedict XVI.

Old SS soldiers sentenced to life for Italian massacre

Old SS soldiers sentenced to life for Italian massacre

Nine ex-SS soldiers aged 84 to 90 were sentenced to life imprisonment in their absence by a Rome military tribunal for the massacres of 350 civilians in Tuscany in 1944, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Saturday.

Eastern women surviving the crisis best

Eastern women surviving the crisis best

Eastern German women are the surprise winners of the financial crisis, according to a new study showing they are losing work at a much lower rate than other groups in the country.

Munich film festival opens with Heath Ledger’s last act

Munich film festival opens with Heath Ledger’s last act

The Munich film festival opened on Friday with Terry Gilliam’s film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – the last movie to be made by late Hollywood star Heath Ledger.

German mini tracker chip tracks butterfly migration

German mini tracker chip tracks butterfly migration

German scientists have managed to make a radio transmitter so small that they can use it to track the migration of monarch butterflies.

Insulin taken by 500,000 could up cancer risk

Insulin taken by 500,000 could up cancer risk

A kind of insulin currently thought to be being taken by around 500,000 German diabetics has been put under suspicion of increasing the risk of cancer by three new studies.