Bolt repeats world record sprint feat in Berlin

Bolt repeats world record sprint feat in Berlin

Usain Bolt repeated his Olympic sprint double at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday evening, blitzing to a staggering new world record of 19.19 seconds in the 200m.

Porsche HQ raided in insider trading probe

Porsche HQ raided in insider trading probe

German prosecutors on Thursday raided the headquarters of luxury carmaker Porsche to seize documents in an insider trading investigation, the company said.

Ex-RAF terrorist Becker linked to Buback murder

Ex-RAF terrorist Becker linked to Buback murder

New DNA evidence has implicated former Red Army Faction member Verena Becker in the leftist assassination of West Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback more than 30 years ago.

What’s on in Germany: August 20-26

What’s on in Germany: August 20-26

This Week's Highlights: Jazz in Leipzig, wine in Stuttgart, and a new festival for video art in Berlin.

East German town campaigns for 1989 revolution monument

East German town campaigns for 1989 revolution monument

The town of Plauen in Saxony is seeking to insure its place in history books, alongside Berlin and Leipzig, with plans for a memorial to East Germany's peaceful demonstrations on the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin pressures General Motors over Opel deal

Berlin pressures General Motors over Opel deal

Germany upped the pressure on US auto giant General Motors on Thursday to sell its European unit Opel to Berlin's preferred bidder, setting the stage for a potential transatlantic showdown.

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Scientist gets 10 years in jail for S&M murder

A court in Potsdam sentenced a sadomasochistic scientist to 10 years in jail on Thursday for strangling a woman to death during what he claimed was a bizarre sex game gone wrong.

Green party politician says Germans should buy Japanese cars

Green party politician says Germans should buy Japanese cars

A senior German politician on Thursday recommended that her compatriots buy Japanese cars because they are more environmentally friendly.

Bomber surrenders after overnight standoff

Bomber surrenders after overnight standoff

A man in Viernheim surrendered to police on Thursday morning after a tense overnight standoff after barricading himself in his apartment and injuring a family of four with a bomb the day before.

Harting puts on victory show after winning discus gold medal

Harting puts on victory show after winning discus gold medal

Germany's controversial discus thrower Robert Harting put on a crowd-pleasing show of celebration and then went out partying with fans on Wednesday night in Berlin after he won a gold medal at the IAAF world athletics championships.

Merkel remains world’s most powerful woman

Merkel remains world’s most powerful woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named the world’s most powerful woman for the fourth year running in a report released on Thursday by US business magazine Forbes.

Bundeswehr ship thwarts Somalian pirates

Bundeswehr ship thwarts Somalian pirates

The German naval frigate “Bremen” has captured a pirate boat in the dangerous waters off the coast of Somalia, the Bundeswehr said on Thursday.

Prussian palaces to get multi-million euro facelift

Prussian palaces to get multi-million euro facelift

Some of Germany’s most treasured historic Prussian landmarks will soon get a €155-million makeover, the federal government announced this week.