Sweet snacks could lead to higher shopping bills

Sweet snacks could lead to higher shopping bills

Eating sweets before going shopping could result in paying more than usual, scientists have shown in a recent study.

Fairground ride traps riders upside-down for 45 minutes

Fairground ride traps riders upside-down for 45 minutes

Just a week after a young boy died suddenly in a roller coaster at the German-American fest in Berlin, 15 people at the fair were trapped upside-down for 45 minutes when another ride got stuck.

Shooting stars set to light up night sky

Shooting stars set to light up night sky

Hundreds of shooting stars will light up the night sky this week as the Perseid meteor shower makes its annual appearance.

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Schmidt takes place in SPD campaign team

Health Minister Ulla Schmidt has been taken into the Social Democratic Party (SPD) election campaign team after the National Audit Office cleared her of misusing her official car while on holiday in Spain.

Jung calls for army to tackle pirates

Jung calls for army to tackle pirates

Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung intends to change the constitution to allow the army to deal with hostage situations, after the German ship held by Somalian pirates since April docked in Mombasa, Kenya.

Schalke gives Magath perfect Liga kick-off

Schalke gives Magath perfect Liga kick-off

Felix Magath, looking for glory with a fourth Bundesliga club, got off to the perfect start with Schalke as German international Kevin Kuranyi struck twice, kicking off the season with a 2-1 win at Nuremburg.