Rapper fined over ‘nauseating’ misogynist lyrics

Rapper fined over ‘nauseating’ misogynist lyrics

A Berlin rapper who goes by the stage name of Frauenarzt – or "gynaecologist" – was fined €8,400 by a court on Monday for distributing violent pornographic writings and depictions of violence.

Kleindienst to build on Dubai islands despite Nakheel bankruptcy

Kleindienst to build on Dubai islands despite Nakheel bankruptcy

A German property developer announced on Monday plans to build luxury villas and hotels on six artificial islands off the Dubai coast despite the Gulf emirate’s recent financial woes.

Turkish militant suspect turns himself in to German authorities

Turkish militant suspect turns himself in to German authorities

A German citizen of Turkish descent has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out firebombings for a far-left group and trying to "liquidate" rivals, federal prosecutors said Monday.

PCs may be exempt from broadcast fee

PCs may be exempt from broadcast fee

Owners of computers with internet connections may in future not have to pay the dreaded broadcasting licence fee after a court ruled on Monday certain computers should be exempt.

Bavarian ski resorts look to a brighter, if warmer, future

Bavarian ski resorts look to a brighter, if warmer, future

Global warming and the mediocre outcome at Copenhagen aren't daunting Bavarian ski resorts. Rather, in keeping with the cold spell of recent days, they are pouring investment money into Germany's southern slopes.

Schäuble foreshadows serious belt tightening

Schäuble foreshadows serious belt tightening

Berlin will embark on a major savings programme by the middle of next year to get the nation’s finances back in shape after taking on massive debt to fight the economic downturn, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Monday.

Myth-testing teenager injures tongue on chilly lamppost

Myth-testing teenager injures tongue on chilly lamppost

A teenager in Saarland who wanted the test the popular theory about tongues and lampposts in sub-zero weather learned a painful lesson over the weekend, police reported.

Egypt demands return of Nefertiti bust from Germany

Egypt demands return of Nefertiti bust from Germany

Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Sunday that Cairo will demand the return of a 3,400 year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, accusing Germany of fraudulently acquiring it.

Westerwelle wary on Afghan troop rise

Westerwelle wary on Afghan troop rise

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed pointed scepticism about raising the number of German soldiers in Afghanistan on Monday, adding uncertainty to the government’s position on the controversial question.

Police recover stolen Auschwitz gate sign

Police recover stolen Auschwitz gate sign

Polish police have recovered the stolen “Arbeit macht frei” sign from the gate of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz and arrested five men over the theft, authorities announced Monday morning.