Computer seen behind Lufthansa near-crash

Computer seen behind Lufthansa near-crash

A new enquiry has concluded that a computer error may have been to blame for a near-disaster on the runway at Hamburg Airport on March 1, 2008.

Deutsche Bahn’s new ticket-cheat policy to inflate crime stats

Deutsche Bahn’s new ticket-cheat policy to inflate crime stats

The German crime rate is set to be boosted in the next months by the new zero tolerance policy of rail operator Deutsche Bahn towards tickets cheats, Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Doctors looking for swine flu test-subjects

Doctors looking for swine flu test-subjects

German doctors are looking for candidates for swine flu vaccine tests, news magazine Focus reported Saturday.

Hunger strikers in Berlin want Iranian prisoners freed

Hunger strikers in Berlin want Iranian prisoners freed

Some 60 people began a three-day hunger strike in Berlin on Friday to demand the release of political prisoners in Iran, a month after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Jewish group sues Amazon for Nazi books

Jewish group sues Amazon for Nazi books

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is to sue online bookseller Amazon for selling extreme right-wing books, the AJC’s Berlin office announced Friday.

VW and Porsche: Germany’s unending automotive saga

VW and Porsche: Germany’s unending automotive saga

Volkswagen’s takeover of Porsche is a wreck of epic proportions for fans of the fancy sports carmaker. But Henrik Mortsiefer from Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel argues the saga might not be over just yet.

Bayreuth Wagner festival opens

Bayreuth Wagner festival opens

The curtain rises on the 98th Richard Wagner Festspiele in Bayreuth on Saturday night with a revival of a production of Tristan and Isolde by Swiss director Christoph Marthaler.