Chinese artist gets emergency brain surgery in Munich

Chinese artist gets emergency brain surgery in Munich

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, architect and activist behind Beijing's “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium had emergency brain surgery in Munich on Monday night for injuries sustained in a beating by the authorities.

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Education and Research Minister Annette Schavan has been withholding a study on nuclear energy for months because it contains results too controversial to reveal ahead of Germany's election, daily Financial Times Deutschland revealed on Wednesday.

Research exposes breadth of Germany’s executive gender gap

Research exposes breadth of Germany’s executive gender gap

Research conducted by the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) has found that women are still struggling to reach the top positions in Germany’s leading companies.

German scientists discover a new type of dinosaur in Niger

German scientists discover a new type of dinosaur in Niger

German scientists have discovered a new kind of spiny-tailed dinosaur after uncovering its skeleton in the deserts Niger.

Drunken erotic online chat from bathtub sparks call to police

Drunken erotic online chat from bathtub sparks call to police

A woman in Aachen was compelled to call the police after her drunken female friend slumped into a bathtub while the two were having an erotic chat online, the authorities reported on Wednesday.

Eight soldiers injured by Taliban attacks

Eight soldiers injured by Taliban attacks

Eight German soldiers were injured – one seriously - on Wednesday morning in two attacks by Taliban insurgents in the northern Afghan region of Kunduz, the Defence Ministry reported in Berlin.

Bystanders did nothing to stop S-Bahn murder

Bystanders did nothing to stop S-Bahn murder

Some 15 people stood by without intervening at the Munich S-Bahn station where two teenagers beat a 50-year-old man to death over the weekend, police said on Wednesday.

Merkel chugs through Germany on whistle-stop tour

Merkel chugs through Germany on whistle-stop tour

Chancellor Angela Merkel rode a 1920s luxury train as she campaigned across Germany on Tuesday, retracing the steps of the country's first post-war chancellor ahead of the September 27 election.

Aachen couples have highest national divorce rate

Aachen couples have highest national divorce rate

A new study by Men’s Health magazine shows that the key to a long-lasting marriage in Germany could simply lie in the town in which couples live.

Wolfsburg’s Grafite scores hat trick in Champions League debut

Wolfsburg’s Grafite scores hat trick in Champions League debut

VfL Wolfsburg got off to a winning start on their Champions League debut in Group B as Brazil striker Grafite scored a hat trick to seal a 3-1 win over Russian side CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.