Tarantino’s ‘kosher porno’ thrills Germany

Tarantino’s ‘kosher porno’ thrills Germany

While US-director Quentin Tarantino’s new Jewish revenge film “Inglourious Basterds” has garnered mixed reviews elsewhere, German critics are exalting the bloody fantasy as a cathartic departure from typical World War II films.

Anti-German Jihadist videos flood internet

Anti-German Jihadist videos flood internet

With just over a month to go before Germany's general election, daily newspaper Die Welt reported on Friday that an unprecedented number of Islamist videos encouraging holy war against the country have flooded the internet.

Frankfurt airport expansion approved

Frankfurt airport expansion approved

A German court on Friday approved a €4-billion ($6-billion) expansion of Frankfurt International Airport, Europe's third busiest, rejecting complaints by residents.

Scientists discover why lost people walk in circles

Scientists discover why lost people walk in circles

A team of scientists in Germany have discovered why people tend to walk in circles when lost in locations as diverse as the Sahara Desert and German forests.

Merkel threatens Iran with sanctions

Merkel threatens Iran with sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened energy sanctions against Iran if it fails to step up cooperation with the international community on its controversial nuclear programme for the first time on Friday.

New US ambassador Murphy touches down in Berlin

New US ambassador Murphy touches down in Berlin

Half a year after President Barack Obama took office, the new US ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy, finally arrived in Berlin on Friday morning.

Police kill bank robber in getaway chase shoot-out

Police kill bank robber in getaway chase shoot-out

Police shot and killed a bank robber in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Ruppichteroth on Thursday night during a getaway chase that also left an officer critically injured.

Glorious late summer weather on the way

Glorious late summer weather on the way

After record-breaking temperatures this week, Germans will get a break from the heat with brief thundershowers on Friday that will cool things off just in time for a pleasant late-summer weekend.

GM meets to mull offers on Opel’s future

GM meets to mull offers on Opel’s future

General Motors assembles its board of directors Friday to discuss the sale of its ailing Opel unit amid pressure from Germany and fears of job losses.

Prisoners to vote by post in federal election

Prisoners to vote by post in federal election

Germany’s prisoners will vote via mail-in ballot for the parliamentary election in September, after authorities refused appeals to be allowed to go to polling stations for security reasons.