Web-savvy ad campaign backfires with bloggers

Web-savvy ad campaign backfires with bloggers

An ad campaign meant to reach out to web-savvy Germans by mobile phone company Vodafone has been met with heavy scepticism and criticism from the blogosphere, resulting in the retreat of one of its paid bloggers.

Deutsche Bank admits to four spying cases

Deutsche Bank admits to four spying cases

Deutsche Bank has admitted uncovering four suspected cases of spying carried out by companies it hired but stressed the incidents were "isolated".

Magna remains Berlin’s favourite to take over Opel

Magna remains Berlin’s favourite to take over Opel

Berlin is still backing the bid of Canadian car maker Magna to take over the struggling General Motors subsidiary Opel, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Blind women training to detect breast cancer

Blind women training to detect breast cancer

A new programme called “Discovering Hands” is training blind women to use their developed tactile skills to detect breast cancer earlier and more precisely than doctors, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday.

Bundeswehr joins major Afghanistan offensive

Bundeswehr joins major Afghanistan offensive

The German military is currently taking part in major combat operations in Afghanistan against the Taliban, a Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

HIV-positive man gets further eight years for unprotected sex

HIV-positive man gets further eight years for unprotected sex

An HIV-positive man was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison after having unprotected sex with three women, including a 13-year-old girl.

Supermarket collapses 20 minutes after closing

Supermarket collapses 20 minutes after closing

Customers and employees at a supermarket in Falkensee near Berlin barely avoided a catastrophe when the roof collapsed just 20 minutes after closing time, police said on Wednesday.

States clean up amidst more severe weather warnings

States clean up amidst more severe weather warnings

Stormy weather walloped Germany Tuesday night causing heavy damage, including disruption to train services, fires and the death of 120 pigs.

Parade crash claims third victim

Parade crash claims third victim

A third person has died due to injuries sustained on Sunday when a retiree rammed his car into a parade in North-Rhine Westphalia city of Menden.

Former mines to be inspected after landslide kills three

Former mines to be inspected after landslide kills three

Four days after a landslide pulled homes into a lake killing three people in Nachterstedt, the state of Saxony-Anhalt’s premier announced on Wednesday that all lakes made from former open-pit mines will be inspected.

State of Schleswig-Holstein is ‘broke’

State of Schleswig-Holstein is ‘broke’

The state of Schleswig-Holstein is on the verge of bankruptcy, taxpayers’ alliance BdST told daily Bild on Wednesday.

Sea lion mates himself to death at Nuremberg zoo

Sea lion mates himself to death at Nuremberg zoo

A male sea lion from California called Mike has died of exhaustion after over-exerting himself during the mating season in an animal park in Nuremberg, the city said on Tuesday.