Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

Coalition infuriates Greens with nuclear power compromise

The negotiating government coalition partners seem to have agreed on the outlines of a future energy policy – with nuclear power as a key component to bridge the time until renewable sources such as wind and solar supply what is needed.

Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test

Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test

A drunk bicyclist got more than he bargained for when he went into a police station in the middle of the night and asked them to test his alcohol level.

More than 100 arrests in Leipzig neo-Nazi and anarchist clashes

More than 100 arrests in Leipzig neo-Nazi and anarchist clashes

More than 100 people were arrested in Leipzig on Saturday evening after police broke up a demonstration by neo-Nazis and then tackled a large group of anarchists.

Government to get special swine flu vaccine

Government to get special swine flu vaccine

Just a week after it emerged that the German armed forces was getting a different kind of A/H1N1 vaccine to the general population, Der Spiegel magazine reports that the government will also get special treatment.

Thai waxworks cuts saluting Hitler poster after protests

Thai waxworks cuts saluting Hitler poster after protests

A Thai waxworks museum has apologised and covered up a giant billboard of Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute after the Israeli and German embassies lodged complaints, its director said on Sunday.

Academic slams Google’s library plans

Academic slams Google’s library plans

“Garbage” and “hysterical propaganda” was one angry reaction at the world's biggest book fair this year when Internet search service Google defended plans to turn millions of books into electronic literature available online.