Bundeswehr: NATO clears German officer

Bundeswehr: NATO clears German officer

A NATO report into a deadly air strike in Afghanistan that caused outrage in the region concluded the German colonel ordering the strike acted correctly, the Bundeswehr's top commander said on Thursday.

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

Halloween celebrations are becoming increasing popular in Germany, particularly among young people, according to a new survey released on Thursday.

Volkswagen betting on China for 2009 profit

Volkswagen betting on China for 2009 profit

Volkswagen's third quarter profit plunged 85.7 percent on a 12-month basis on Thursday, but Europe's biggest carmaker said it should still end the year in the black thanks to the booming Chinese market.

Lost cut of Metropolis premiering at Berlinale

Lost cut of Metropolis premiering at Berlinale

The original lost cut of Fritz Lang’s legendary 1927 silent film “Metropolis” – found last year in a Buenos Aires archive – will premiere at the Berlinale in February following its restoration, the film festival's organisers said on Thursday.

Hamburg hospital develops treatment to ‘fish out’ cancer cells

Hamburg hospital develops treatment to ‘fish out’ cancer cells

Researchers at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) won a national contest on Thursday to further develop their so-called “nano-fishing” cancer treatment, a method which aims to pluck cancer cells from a patient’s bloodstream.

Dresden institute ranked best place for scientists to work

Dresden institute ranked best place for scientists to work

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden has been ranked as the best international place for scientists to work in academia.

Deutsche Bank pockets hefty Q3 profits

Deutsche Bank pockets hefty Q3 profits

Deutsche Bank, the biggest German bank, presented crisis-beating results on Thursday, cutting provisions against bad loans and reporting its third big quarterly net profit in a row.

What’s on in Germany: October 29 – November 4

What’s on in Germany: October 29 – November 4

This Week's Highlights: Bebel Gilberto sambas into Cologne, Lily Allen prances through Hamburg, and Anne Frank's diary goes opera in Munich.

MAN warns of tough times ahead

MAN warns of tough times ahead

German conglomerate MAN warned Thursday that it saw no improvement in prospects for its heavy truck division and also expected the global slowdown to hit its diesel motor and turbo operations.

BASF’s profits fall amid rocky recovery

BASF’s profits fall amid rocky recovery

German chemical giant BASF reported on Thursday a sharp drop in third quarter net profit, but said it had begun to gain ground in a recovery that it warned would be slow and uneven.

Greenpeace finds pesticides in a quarter of tested cooking spices

Greenpeace finds pesticides in a quarter of tested cooking spices

A new study by Greenpeace discovered pesticides in more than a quarter of all conventional dried cooking spices sold in Germany, the organisation announced on Thursday in Hamburg.

Police call for strict hooligan stadium ban

Police call for strict hooligan stadium ban

In order to stem a dramatic increase in hooliganism in Germany, the country's national police union (GdP) on Thursday appealed to a federal court to allow violent football fans to be banned from stadiums even if they don't have a criminal conviction.

Formerly ‘red’ East German farm becomes a ‘green’ success

Formerly ‘red’ East German farm becomes a ‘green’ success

Brodowin, nestled close to the Polish border, is home to one of Europe's largest farms, the legacy of collectivisation in communist East Germany, and a surprising success story. AFP’s Laure Fillon reports.

Sweden sending mystery man home to Berlin after memory-loss hoax

Sweden sending mystery man home to Berlin after memory-loss hoax

A mysterious man who woke up in a Malmö, Sweden hospital in September claiming to have lost his memory has been identified as a Berlin resident who probably made the whole story up, a Swedish broadcaster reported on Wednesday night.