Cap Anamur boss acquitted of illegal immigration charges

Cap Anamur boss acquitted of illegal immigration charges

The former head of German humanitarian organisation Cap Anamur was acquitted Wednesday of charges of encouraging illegal immigration by bringing 37 Africans into Italy aboard a ship.

Police raid suspected Islamist terrorists

Police raid suspected Islamist terrorists

German police carried out dawn raids on 26 premises in Berlin on Wednesday in an operation aimed at suspected Islamists believed to be planning "terror attacks" on Russia, prosecutors said.

Daimler starts Islamic financing for the United Arab Emirates

Daimler starts Islamic financing for the United Arab Emirates

The German luxury car maker Daimler said on Wednesday it would launch a financial services unit in the United Arab Emirates to offer credits which conform to Islamic law.

Giving German hoop dreams a helping hand

Giving German hoop dreams a helping hand

Germany’s professional basketball league might be popular, but it isn’t very German. David Hein looks at a new rule intended to nurture homegrown talent at the expense of American interlopers.

Group therapy deaths caused by Ecstasy overdoses

Group therapy deaths caused by Ecstasy overdoses

Autopsies show that two men who died after a group therapy session in Berlin last month both suffered an overdose of Ecstasy, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.

Secretary fired over meatball snack after 34 years on the job

Secretary fired over meatball snack after 34 years on the job

A Dortmund secretary is fighting for her job of 34 years after being fired for snacking on a meatball from a conference buffet on the job, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Recession cuts ranks of German billionaires

Recession cuts ranks of German billionaires

Germany's worst post-war recession has cut the ranks of the country's billionaires to 99 and the fortunes of those still making the grade have plummeted dramatically, according to a survey released this week.

Man’s dog finds dead infant along Munich’s Isar River

Man’s dog finds dead infant along Munich’s Isar River

A man’s dog has discovered a dead infant in shrubbery along Munich’s Isar River, according to the city's police.

American GI returns stolen books to Germany

American GI returns stolen books to Germany

A World War II veteran, who during the closing weeks of the war stole two 16th-century books stashed for safe-keeping in a German salt mine, returned the works to the German government on Tuesday.

Two apartment fires leave one dead, 17 injured

Two apartment fires leave one dead, 17 injured

Seventeen people were injured in an apartment building fire overnight in the southern Hessian city of Mörfelden-Walldorf, while another fire in Bremen left one woman dead, police reported on Wednesday.