Foreign collector behind Auschwitz theft

Foreign collector behind Auschwitz theft

A foreign memorabilia collector ordered last week's theft of the notorious Arbeit macht frei sign from Auschwitz concentration camp, Polish police said Tuesday.

Body of missing American found in river

Body of missing American found in river

The drowned body of a 22-year-old American teacher who went missing a month ago in Frankfurt has been found in the Rhine River, police announced on Tuesday.

White Christmas forecast for parts of Germany

White Christmas forecast for parts of Germany

The chilly weather of the last week may bring rewards after all, with Germany set for a white Christmas - at least in some parts of the country, forecasters said Tuesday.

Economic outlook darkens for 2010

Economic outlook darkens for 2010

Prospects for Europe's biggest economy look gloomier in 2010 as consumer sentiment, business investment and borrowing polls warn of weak patches following the worst recession since World War II.

Airport chaos continues in Frankfurt

Airport chaos continues in Frankfurt

Delays at Frankfurt airport continued on Tuesday, with 140 flights axed from the schedule by midday.

Christmas post offices swamped with letters to Santa – from adults

Christmas post offices swamped with letters to Santa – from adults

More and more adults in Germany are writing to Santa – and the official Christmas post offices that deal with the mail are not amused.

German coffee makers fined for massive price-fixing scheme

German coffee makers fined for massive price-fixing scheme

Coffee lovers have been overpaying in Germany, the competition watchdog announced this week as it slapped fines totalling €159.5 million on three of the country’s biggest coffee makers, Tchibo, Melitta and Dallmayr.

Traditional Christmas recipes

Traditional Christmas recipes

Still not sure what to cook for Christmas? Try some of these German recipes collected by Deutsch Perfekt magazine.

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!

Families who bring Christmas trees into their homes should watch out for ticks this holiday season because the tiny blood-sucking, disease-ridden creatures often survive winter temperatures, German daily Bild reported on Monday.

Unemployment insurance tipped to rise

Unemployment insurance tipped to rise

Employees in Germany would have to pay much more towards unemployment insurance under a new plan to slash the government deficit, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday.

Egyptian Nefertiti bust is rightfully ours, Germany says

Egyptian Nefertiti bust is rightfully ours, Germany says

German authorities on Monday again rebuffed Egyptian claims to the rightful ownership of a 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, after a high-level meeting in Cairo.

Thousands stranded at Frankfurt airport

Thousands stranded at Frankfurt airport

More than 3,000 travellers spent Monday night at the Frankfurt airport after runways were closed down because of snow and ice.