Hamburg calls for probe into alleged CIA assassination plot

Hamburg calls for probe into alleged CIA assassination plot

Hamburg's interior minister called on the German government on Wednesday to investigate claims that the CIA intended to assassinate a suspected al-Qaida helper in the port city after 9/11 terror attacks.

Many jobs paying less than in 1990

Many jobs paying less than in 1990

Many Germans are earning less than they did twenty years ago, according to a new salary survey of top professions.

Police identify dismembered woman in Hannover

Police identify dismembered woman in Hannover

A 24-year-old woman who worked occasionally as a prostitute has emerged as the likely victim in a gruesome dismemberment murder case in Hannover, police said Wednesday.

German exports on the ropes as China overtakes

German exports on the ropes as China overtakes

German exporters took a double hit of bad news Wednesday, with latest figures showing China had snatched Germany's title as the world's biggest exporter and industry warning the sector would not recover from the recession until 2014.

Freight train wreck disrupts Rhineland high-speed rail links

Freight train wreck disrupts Rhineland high-speed rail links

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn on Wednesday warned customers of disruptions to its high-speed links between the Rhineland and Berlin, as repair work continued following a freight train accident.

Teen boy charged with attempted murder for Kassandra attack

Teen boy charged with attempted murder for Kassandra attack

Prosecutors have charged a 14-year-old boy with attempted murder over an attack last September in which a nine-year-old girl was beaten and left to die in a drainage ditch, daily Bild reported Wednesday.

Holbrooke pressures Berlin on Afghanistan

Holbrooke pressures Berlin on Afghanistan

US diplomat Richard Holbrooke on Wednesday called on Germany to honour its military commitments in Afghanistan, as German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said Berlin might disappoint Washington's wish for more troops there.

30 million bank cards hit by 2010 glitch

30 million bank cards hit by 2010 glitch

Around 30 million high-tech German bank cards are estimated to have been rendered useless this week by a computer bug related to the New Year's switch.

‘Daisy’ to dump snow

‘Daisy’ to dump snow

Arctic cold might already have an icy grip on much of Germany, but meteorologists are predicting the low-pressure system “Daisy” could dump up to 40 centimetres of snow on the country towards the end of the week.

Family’s holiday torpedoed by explosive underwear joke

Family’s holiday torpedoed by explosive underwear joke

A 42-year-old man from Stuttgart ruined his family’s holiday to Egypt on Tuesday after he was overheard telling an acquaintance he had explosives his underwear while going through airport security.