Scruffy Berlin looks to future in high finance

Scruffy Berlin looks to future in high finance

Most people wouldn’t consider the scruffy German capital an innovative financial centre, but as Michael Dumiak reports, some serious business is going down not far from Berlin’s once-infamous Zoo train station.

Teen runs amok in Ansbach school attack

Teen runs amok in Ansbach school attack

An 18-year-old went on a rampage with an axe and Molotov cocktails at a school in Ansbach in southern Germany on Thursday, injuring nine of his fellow students.

Dairy farmers flood fields with milk to protest of low prices

Dairy farmers flood fields with milk to protest of low prices

Angry dairy farmers poured more than 100,000 litres of milk on streets and fields across Germany on Thursday to protest market prices they say are too low.

Abandoned Nazi autobahn listed as historic monument in Bavaria

Abandoned Nazi autobahn listed as historic monument in Bavaria

"Route 46," an abandoned stretch of the Third Reich's planned national motorway has just been placed under a preservation thanks to the lobbying of a Bavarian nature protection official.

Six officers remove raging bride from dry cleaner’s store

Six officers remove raging bride from dry cleaner’s store

A bride-to-be in the Lower Saxony city of Osnabrück went berserk in a dry cleaner’s shop upon discovering her wedding dress had been stolen, police confirmed on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: September 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: September 17 – 23

This Week's Highlights: A culture festival fills Düsseldorf's old town, Dinosaur Jr. plays Frankfurt, and a Vincent Van Gogh painting arrives in Cologne.

Plans to censor Oktoberfest debauchery spark press protest

Plans to censor Oktoberfest debauchery spark press protest

Attempts to restrict filming and photographing scenes of drunken debauchery at Munich's Oktoberfest this year has provoked accusations organisers of the beer bash are impinging freedom of the press.

Emergency phone at site of Munich S-Bahn beating was broken

Emergency phone at site of Munich S-Bahn beating was broken

The emergency telephone at the Munich S-Bahn stop where a man was beaten to death over the weekend has been broken for the past five years, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Steinmeier calls for further probe of Afghan election results

Steinmeier calls for further probe of Afghan election results

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that Afghanistan's elections results must be carefully checked because of fraud accusations.

Turkish court finds Marco guilty

Turkish court finds Marco guilty

The family and lawyer of Marco Weiss have reacted angrily to the Turkish court sentence handed to the 19-year-old for sexually abusing a British girl while on vacation in Turkey in 2007.

World’s first language festival begins in Bremen

World’s first language festival begins in Bremen

The world’s first ever “festival of languages” opens in Bremen this Thursday, with events across the city, from the university to the local parliament.