Life sought for killer of Egyptian ‘veil martyr’

Life sought for killer of Egyptian ‘veil martyr’

German prosecutors said on Tuesday they would push for a life sentence against a man charged with the brutal xenophobic murder of a pregnant Egyptian woman, dubbed the "veil martyr."

Firm probed for illegal corpse tissue trade

Firm probed for illegal corpse tissue trade

Tutogen Medical GmbH, a Bavarian company specialised in human tissue implants, is being investigated by state prosecutors for illegally trading in body parts from Ukrainian corpses.

Alpine farmers furious over marmot plague

Alpine farmers furious over marmot plague

An invasion of marmots has Alpine farmers in Germany's southern Allgäu region claiming the rodents have become a fuzzy plague.

Football club Union Berlin ditches sponsor over Stasi past

Football club Union Berlin ditches sponsor over Stasi past

Berlin’s second-tier football club, 1.FC Union, has ditched its main sponsor following revelations the company's chairman had once been an officer with East Germany's dreaded secret police, the Stasi.

Christian Democrats pledge to triple funding for electric cars

Christian Democrats pledge to triple funding for electric cars

Hoping to burnish their green credentials ahead of next month's election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats have pledged to triple state funding for developing electric cars if they win, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Tuesday.

More Iraqi refugees to arrive soon in Hannover

More Iraqi refugees to arrive soon in Hannover

Another 144 Iraqi refugees are on their way to Germany on Tuesday as part of a European Union’s plan to welcome some 10,000 asylum seekers from the country.

Germany escapes from recession as growth returns

Germany escapes from recession as growth returns

Germany has escaped the clutches of its worst recession in over 60 years, official data showed on Tuesday, as consumption helped Europe's biggest economy grow by 0.3 percent in the second quarter.

Ackermann birthday bash sparks political ire

Ackermann birthday bash sparks political ire

Social Democrats and opposition politicians have demanded clarification on why Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a pricey birthday bash for Deutsche Bank boss Josef Ackermann in April 2008, daily Passauer Neue Presse reported on Tuesday.

Archaeologists uncover large Roman statue of Augustus

Archaeologists uncover large Roman statue of Augustus

Archaeologists in have discovered fragments of a 2,000-year-old bronze Roman equestrian statue of Emperor Augustus in a stream near Giessen, the Hessian state science ministry has announced.

GM may hang on to Opel

GM may hang on to Opel

General Motors, which for months has been trying to sell Opel, is reportedly now trying to keep the ailing German brand, a move that would drive a stake in Berlin's favoured option: a takeover by Magna.

Pack of circus animals freed from burning transporter

Pack of circus animals freed from burning transporter

Police and fire fighters freed a group of circus animals from a burning transporter near the town of Ribnitz-Damgarten in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania early on Tuesday morning.