Google Earth adds WWII aerial shots of Berlin

Google Earth adds WWII aerial shots of Berlin

Google Earth recently added a new feature for history fans: With the program’s historical imagery function, users now can explore the devastating ruin of Berlin just before the end of the Second World War.

The (second) breakfast of champions

The (second) breakfast of champions

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British newspaper The Times, explores the more mystifying rituals of Teutonic breakfast culture.

Berlin to compensate Afghan air strike victims

Berlin to compensate Afghan air strike victims

The German government said Monday it would compensate victims of an air strike ordered by a German commander in Afghanistan which it has acknowledged was "militarily inappropriate."

Regulator demands Deutsche Telekom open fast internet network

Regulator demands Deutsche Telekom open fast internet network

The German telecommunications regulator said Monday it will force Deutsche Telekom to open its high-speed internet network to competitors.

Pete Doherty arrested in Berlin

Pete Doherty arrested in Berlin

British rocker Pete Doherty was arrested in Berlin over the weekend for drunken and disorderly behaviour, daily Bild reported on Monday.

LBBW bank raided for suspected fraud

LBBW bank raided for suspected fraud

Investigators in the southwestern city of Stuttgart on Monday raided the headquarters of regional bank LBBW to probe alleged fraud by several of its directors, the prosecutor's office said.

Hundreds of leads in Passau police chief stabbing case

Hundreds of leads in Passau police chief stabbing case

One year after the alleged stabbing of Passau police chief Alois Mannichl by a neo-Nazi, there are some 430 open leads in the case, the city’s public prosecutor announced on Monday.

Fifty-car pileup injures 16 in Bavaria

Fifty-car pileup injures 16 in Bavaria

A massive pileup involving more than 50 vehicles on the A71 motorway near Geldersheim in northern Bavaria left 16 people injured, police reported on Monday.

Opel expected to turn a profit in 2009

Opel expected to turn a profit in 2009

German automaker Opel is expected to earn an unexpected profit for 2009 with sales surging 34.5 percent from the previous year, daily Die Welt reported on Monday.

Swine flu threat continues as Germans opt out of vaccine

Swine flu threat continues as Germans opt out of vaccine

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s centre for disease control and prevention, on Monday warned Germans hesitant to get immunised that the swine flu epidemic is not finished yet.

Federal institute warns of toxins in toys

Federal institute warns of toxins in toys

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) warned on Monday that children's toys contain far too many carcinogenic substances that are not regulated by the European Union.

VfB Stuttgart fires coach Babbel after dire draw

VfB Stuttgart fires coach Babbel after dire draw

Struggling Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart has confirmed the sacking of coach Markus Babbel just a few days before their crucial Champions League clash.