Dresden hopes to honour murdered ‘veiled martyr’

Dresden hopes to honour murdered ‘veiled martyr’

The German city of Dresden is mulling ways to honour a pregnant Egyptian woman stabbed to death in a courtroom in the city, a killing which has sparked anger in the Muslim world, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Germans stop working for the taxman

Germans stop working for the taxman

If sitting down at your desk in Germany this morning felt somehow different, it’s perhaps because you’re no longer working for the taxman.

Luftwaffe hunts for new bombing range

Luftwaffe hunts for new bombing range

Military officials are scrambling to find another place for the Luftwaffe to get hands-on training on home terrain after a series of lawsuits forced them away from the proposed “Bombodrom” on the border of Brandenburg and Mecklenberg Western-Pomerania.

Audi aims to become king of the autobahn at 100

Audi aims to become king of the autobahn at 100

German carmaker, which turns 100 on Thursday, has visions of becoming the world's leading luxury car producer despite friction between its parent company Volkswagen and VW shareholder Porsche.

Tamils protest Sri Lankan choice for Berlin diplomatic post

Tamils protest Sri Lankan choice for Berlin diplomatic post

Hundreds of Tamil activists protested the Sri Lankan government’s new choice for deputy ambassador to Germany in Frankfurt on Monday, alleging that Major General Jagath Dias is a war criminal.

The super nanny state

The super nanny state

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, expresses concern about the titillating yet terrifying prospect of a “super nanny” state in Germany.

Students bring home swine flu from Mallorca

Students bring home swine flu from Mallorca

Seven students from the state of Hesse have brought home an unwelcome souvenir from their graduation vacation to the Spanish island of Mallorca – swine flu.

Hot-air balloon makes shocking landing

Hot-air balloon makes shocking landing

A hot air balloon landing caused a four-hour power outage when it became entangled with a power line while landing on Monday night near Kevelear in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Tokio Hotel drummer beaten with beer bottles in bar fight

Tokio Hotel drummer beaten with beer bottles in bar fight

Gustav Schäfer, the drummer for German teenie pop band Tokio Hotel, was briefly admitted to the hospital over the weekend after getting in a bar fight in his hometown Magdeburg, according to daily Bild.

Hamburg opens high-security bio lab

Hamburg opens high-security bio lab

Germany’s most modern laboratory for research involving extremely dangerous biological agents opened in Hamburg on Tuesday.

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

Autobahn plagued by chronic traffic jams

The German autobahn may have a global reputation for speed, but new numbers show the famous highways are anything but the fastest in the world.