Rosa Luxemburg murder mystery probed

Rosa Luxemburg murder mystery probed

Experts have performed an autopsy on the alleged body of murdered communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg more than six months after it was discovered in the cellar of a Berlin hospital, state prosecutors told The Local on Thursday.

ECB signs off on new Frankfurt headquarters

ECB signs off on new Frankfurt headquarters

The European Central Bank said Thursday it would start construction of new Frankfurt headquarters in early 2010 and would meet its initial budget despite a nearly three-year delay.

Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150

Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150

A German snack bar is bucking the economic crisis with a posh twist on a favourite local dish: a veal filet coated with gold leaf and truffles that has been dubbed the world's priciest schnitzel.

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Catholic school girl found dead in Dresden

An 18-year-old Catholic high school girl was found murdered in a Dresden apartment, daily Sächsische Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Daimler delivers first e-Smart cars in Berlin

Daimler delivers first e-Smart cars in Berlin

Aiming to make urban driving more environmentally friendly, German carmaker Daimler delivered the first fully electric version of its small Smart model in Berlin on Thursday.

Snow and ice freeze traffic

Snow and ice freeze traffic

Snow and ice caused numerous accidents and road closures around Germany on Thursday, as meteorologists warned more winter weather was on the way.

German hackers arrested in South Korea for extortion

German hackers arrested in South Korea for extortion

South Korean police said on Thursday two German college students have been arrested for attempting to extort money from a local company after hacking its server to acquire business secrets.

Twitter introduces German service

Twitter introduces German service

Micro-blogging service Twitter is now available in German, the San Francisco-based company announced this week.

Merkel says climate talks ‘not looking promising’

Merkel says climate talks ‘not looking promising’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the outcome of the climate summit in Copenhagen did "not look promising" but hoped the arrival of world leaders at the meeting would unblock negotiations.

What’s on in Germany: December 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: December 17 – 23

This Week's Highlights: A 1980s supermodel party in Berlin, an Alice in Wonderland opera in Cologne, and Hannover does Bach for the holidays.

Parliamentary mothers push for babies in the Bundestag

Parliamentary mothers push for babies in the Bundestag

Babies may soon be allowed into parliamentary debates at Germany's lower house, the Bundestag, if female politicians get their way, Cologne daily Express reported on Thursday.

Computer flap causes morning train chaos in Hannover

Computer flap causes morning train chaos in Hannover

A computer malfunction at a railway control centre in Hannover caused chaos for commuters on Thursday morning as trains were delayed and cancelled across the region.

Löw’s contract extended until 2012

Löw’s contract extended until 2012

German national football team coach Joachim Löw is set to sign a two-year extension to his current contract which will keep him in charge until 2012, the German Football Federation (DFB) announced late on Wednesday.