Domestic dispute leaves several dead

Domestic dispute leaves several dead

Several people were shot dead in a suspected domestic dispute in near Düsseldorf on Tuesday evening. The police said one person was in custody.

Berlin paves the way for ratification of EU treaty

Berlin paves the way for ratification of EU treaty

Germany's ruling parties have reached broad agreement on a bill that will allow the country to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, a parliamentary whip said on Tuesday, removing a key hurdle to a broad reform of the European Union.

O2 opens networks for VoIP use on mobile phones

O2 opens networks for VoIP use on mobile phones

O2 Germany announced plans on Monday to be the first major mobile phone provider in the country that would no longer block internet voice (VoIP) applications on devices.

Deutsche Post slacking off, customers complain

Deutsche Post slacking off, customers complain

Germany’s main mail carrier Deutsche Post has its customers hot under the collar this summer as it uses the seasonal slowdown to cut back on their letter delivery service.

Nuremberg fugitive still on the loose after bedsheet escape

Nuremberg fugitive still on the loose after bedsheet escape

An escaped prisoner accused of rape is back in jail on Tuesday while his companion remains on the lam after the two escaped from a Nuremberg jail with a plan straight from a cliché cops-and-robbers film.

Investor confidence returning in Germany

Investor confidence returning in Germany

A survey suggesting soaring investor confidence provided more cheer for the German economy on Tuesday, less than a week after data showed its worst recession in decades ending sooner than expected.

Poisonous snake bites British tourist in Bavarian supermarket

Poisonous snake bites British tourist in Bavarian supermarket

The relaxing Bavarian holiday of a British tourist recently took a dramatic turn after she was bitten by a poisonous snake in an Oberammergau grocery store.

Hottest day of summer expected on Thursday

Hottest day of summer expected on Thursday

Get out your swimming trunks, Thursday will likely be Germany's warmest day of the summer as hot and humid air blows north from Africa, according to the German Weather Service.

Balkan pilgrimage used to smuggle illicit cigarettes

Balkan pilgrimage used to smuggle illicit cigarettes

Catholic travellers found out they were carrying much more than the Holy Spirit back from a pilgrimage in southeastern Europe on Monday evening, when customs officers in Bavaria discovered their tour buses were loaded with 50,000 smuggled cigarettes.

Politicians call for SPD to remove Schmidt

Politicians call for SPD to remove Schmidt

New information on how Health Minister Ulla Schmidt used her official car in the past has politicians on Tuesday calling for Social Democratic chancellor candidate Frank-Walter Steinmeier to re-examine her position on his election campaign team.

Germany’s largest solar park added to grid

Germany’s largest solar park added to grid

Germany’s biggest solar park officially goes on the grid on Thursday. Politicians are raving over the project, but environmentalists aren't so sure.

Doctors implant smallest artificial heart pump ever

Doctors implant smallest artificial heart pump ever

Doctors in Germany have successfully implanted the world's smallest artificial heart pump, billed as more effective and unobtrusive than earlier devices, a hospital in Heidelberg said.