Sauerland cell Islamists confess to terror plot

Sauerland cell Islamists confess to terror plot

A 29-year-old German convert to Islam confessed in court on Monday to plotting devastating bombings against US soldiers and diplomats stationed in Germany.

Consumers get ‘No Genetic Engineering’ label for food

Consumers get ‘No Genetic Engineering’ label for food

German consumers now have an easier way to determine if their food has been genetically modified after Minister of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, introduced a new “No Genetic Engineering” logo on Monday.

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

Drunk bride found trapped in baking BMW after wedding

Cologne police rescued a highly intoxicated 30-year-old bride from her overheated car while sleeping off the wedding party, the authorities reported on Monday.

Germany rejects labelling stimulus package a damp squib

Germany rejects labelling stimulus package a damp squib

The German government on Monday rejected a report that its second stimulus package was failing to ignite Europe’s largest economy.

German students favour America for study abroad

German students favour America for study abroad

More than half of German students who study abroad choose the United States, a new poll by a Berlin research publisher has shown.

Berlin Festival takes off at Tempelhof Airport

Berlin Festival takes off at Tempelhof Airport

Thousands of music fans descended on Berlin’s iconic Tempelhof Airport over the weekend for the fourth installment of the Berlin Festival, which brought Jarvis Cocker and a not-so-scandalous Peter Doherty to the German capital.

Mallorca bombings not deterring German holidaymakers

Mallorca bombings not deterring German holidaymakers

Tourism experts are predicting that recent terrorist bombings on the Spanish island of Mallorca will not stop the traditional hordes of German tourists from embarking on their vacations there this summer, Der Spiegel reported on Monday.

High court case against gay marriage withdrawn

High court case against gay marriage withdrawn

The southern German state of Bavaria has withdrawn a lawsuit with the country’s high court to resist the legal recognition of same-sex marriage, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.

Stomach flu hits 145 hikers in Alpine huts

Stomach flu hits 145 hikers in Alpine huts

Nearly 150 hikers in Alpine huts in Germany’s Allgäu region came down with a severe gastrointestinal infection after drinking contaminated water this weekend. Police have closed the facilities and are investigating the incident on suspicions of negligent assault.

Verdict in Nazi war criminal trial expected this week

Verdict in Nazi war criminal trial expected this week

In one of Germany's last Nazi war crimes trials, a 91-year-old ex-army commander accused of ordering the massacre of 14 civilians in a Tuscan village in 1944 will receive his verdict this week.