Munich airport bomb scare sparks manhunt

Munich airport bomb scare sparks manhunt

Parts of Munich airport were sealed on Wednesday after a laptop tested positive for explosives and its owner fled into a secured area, police said.

ZDF telethon raises more than €20 million for Haiti

ZDF telethon raises more than €20 million for Haiti

Germans donated more than €20 million during a televised ZDF fundraiser for relief efforts in Haiti following the disastrous earthquake that hit the Caribbean country.

Merkel aims to turn tide with fiery speech

Merkel aims to turn tide with fiery speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to regain initiative Wednesday after a wobbly start to her second term, with a spirited defence of her policies and fiery attacks on her opponents.

What’s on in Germany: January 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany: January 21 – 27

This Week's Highlights: An after-hours museum party in Frankfurt, a modern "Carmen" in Hamburg, and a festival of Mediterranean films in Munich.

Italian media dubs Bill Kaulitz a ‘black angel’ after catwalk debut

Italian media dubs Bill Kaulitz a ‘black angel’ after catwalk debut

Tokio Hotel lead singer Bill Kaulitz appeared on stage for a performance of a different kind this week, walking a Milan fashion show runway clad in black leather, chain link jewellery and feathers.

Twelve injured in train collision with truck

Twelve injured in train collision with truck

At least 12 people were injured in a train accident near Rüningen in the German state of Lower Saxony on Wednesday morning, national rail service Deutsche Bahn said.

Legendary pirate’s skull stolen from Hamburg museum

Legendary pirate’s skull stolen from Hamburg museum

A nail-pierced skull believed to belong to the legendary pirate Klaus Störtebeker has been stolen from a museum in the northern German port city of Hamburg.

Fashion Week brings visitors and their cash to Berlin

Fashion Week brings visitors and their cash to Berlin

Despite the decidedly inelegant snow and icy temperatures that continue to bedeck Germany’s capital, more than 130,000 style-savvy visitors descended on Berlin Wednesday to trek through the 2010 Autumn/Winter Fashion Week.

Beckenbauer slams pricey World Cup tickets

Beckenbauer slams pricey World Cup tickets

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has slammed the cost of World Cup ticket prices and said fans here are put off by the travel costs to South Africa as well as security risks in the country.