SAP boss predicts ‘wave of growth’

SAP boss predicts ‘wave of growth’

With an eye towards possible acquisitions, Europe’s biggest software firm SAP is on the verge of a substantial “wave of growth,” company CEO Léo Apotheker said on Tuesday in Berlin.

Socialist leader Lafontaine has cancer

Socialist leader Lafontaine has cancer

Oskar Lafontaine, the fiery leader of Germany’s socialist party The Left, announced on Tuesday he needs surgery for cancer.

Hutu rebels arrested for Congo war crimes

Hutu rebels arrested for Congo war crimes

Two leading Rwandan Hutu rebels were arrested in Germany on Tuesday on suspicion of crimes against humanity and recent war crimes in Congo, prosecutors in Karlsruhe said.

Students stage education protests nationwide

Students stage education protests nationwide

Tens of thousands of German students took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against contentious reforms to the country's educational system and lacking funds for universities and schools.

90-year-old charged for Nazi massacre

90-year-old charged for Nazi massacre

German prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 90-year-old former SS soldier with 58 counts of murder for the cold-blooded killings of Jewish forced labourers in the final weeks of World War II.

Online database of Soviet WWII prisoners opens to public

Online database of Soviet WWII prisoners opens to public

The world’s largest database of Soviet prisoners of war and some 10,000 records of German citizens convicted in Soviet war tribunals were made available to the public online this week.

High court upholds incitement clause used against neo-Nazis

High court upholds incitement clause used against neo-Nazis

A ruling issued by Germany's Constitutional Court on Tuesday could support future bans on rallies and demonstrations by right-wing extremists intending to glorify the Nazi dictatorship.

Man suspected of blackmailing Cindy Crawford held

Man suspected of blackmailing Cindy Crawford held

A German man accused of trying to blackmail Cindy Crawford over a photo showing the former supermodel's daughter gagged and bound to a chair is now in custody, police said on Tuesday.

Lufthansa aims to mimic budget carriers

Lufthansa aims to mimic budget carriers

Germany’s top airline Lufthansa said on Tuesday it plans to boost efficiency on its European routes by copying low-cost carriers offering less space and service.

Berlin stokes foreign investor land rush

Berlin stokes foreign investor land rush

Berlin is a roomy place, but private investors from Britain and the United States have come to see the German capital as fertile ground for a cheap property deal. Ben Knight finds out how much of the city is left for Exberliner magazine.

Drug dealers injure three police officers

Drug dealers injure three police officers

Three police officers were injured – one seriously – while arresting drug dealers in Collenberg in Bavaria on Monday night.