Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies

Elder statesman Graf Lambsdorff dies

Count Otto Lambsdorff, an elder statesman of German politics and the architect of a historic reparations accord for thousands of people forced to work for the Nazis, has died.

Grey seal watching trips start as population stabilises

Grey seal watching trips start as population stabilises

The first seal-watching expeditions to see grey seals on the north German coast started this weekend after the population was deemed stable enough to cope with public observation.

Two-degree target crucial to Copenhagen, minister says

Two-degree target crucial to Copenhagen, minister says

Germany's environment minister said the Copenhagen climate summit would fail if nations did not agree to a maximum two-degree rise in Earth's temperature, in an interview published on Sunday.

Museum chief says Egypt has not demanded Nefertiti’s return

Museum chief says Egypt has not demanded Nefertiti’s return

Egypt has not demanded the return of the Nefertiti bust which has pride of place in Berlin’s Neues Museum, according to Michael Eissenhauer, head of the city’s museums, stressing that it is there to stay.

German woman found stabbed to death on Italian motorway

German woman found stabbed to death on Italian motorway

Italian police are investigating the murder of a German woman whose body was found next to a motorway in the Calabria region on Saturday.

Hamburg police attack ‘was to mark death of Greek student’

Hamburg police attack ‘was to mark death of Greek student’

A group calling themselves ‘the hoodie wearers’ has claimed responsibility for the Hamburg police station attack on Thursday, saying it was to mark the first anniversary of the death of a teenager in Greece who was shot by police.

Man faces court for blackmail of SAP founder

Man faces court for blackmail of SAP founder

A man accused of trying to blackmail billionaire Dietmar Hopp for more than €5 million will face court this week, after a classic Hollywood-style sting conducted in top secret.