Flat of suspected ex-Nazi death camp guard raided

Flat of suspected ex-Nazi death camp guard raided

German police on Thursday raided the flat of an 88-year-old man suspected of having helped murder hundreds of thousands of Jews and others while a guard at the Nazi death camp Belzec.

Germany continues to shrink

Germany continues to shrink

Official figures on Thursday showed Germany's population shrank for the seventh year in a row in 2009, defying Chancellor Angela Merkel's bid to boost the country's birth rate.

Parliamentary probe into Kunduz affair begins

Parliamentary probe into Kunduz affair begins

Germany's parliamentary defence committee on Thursday began its investigation into a deadly air strike called by a Bundeswehr officer in Afghanistan and the subsequent cover-up that forced top officials to resign.

Body scanner firm sees security worries boosting business

Body scanner firm sees security worries boosting business

Tighter security at airports may be an inconvenience to passengers, but for one firm near Frankfurt, Europe's third-largest hub, it is a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity.

Sun kisses Berlin for first time in 16 days

Sun kisses Berlin for first time in 16 days

The sun briefly came out in Berlin for the first time in 16 days on Thursday afternoon, breaking a 46-year record for depressing winter weather in the capital city.

FDP mulls breaking up Deutsche Post to spur competition

FDP mulls breaking up Deutsche Post to spur competition

The pro-business Free Democrats are considering breaking up Germany's national postal service Deutsche Post, according to classified parliamentary documents published on Thursday.

Opel to shut down its Belgian plant this year

Opel to shut down its Belgian plant this year

German car company Opel will close its plant in Antwerp, Belgium this year, GM Europe announced on Thursday.

The Best of Berlin in January

The Best of Berlin in January

This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, hits the catwalk for Fashion Week, uncovers the art of being tacky and helps you brush up your German skills.

Exhibition gives first peek at restored masterpiece ‘Metropolis’

Exhibition gives first peek at restored masterpiece ‘Metropolis’

Film lovers can catch a preview of the restored German silent film legend “Metropolis” at a new exhibition in Berlin beginning on Thursday – one month ahead of the film’s debut at the Berlin International Festival.

Church archive rediscovers curious 1676 papal document

Church archive rediscovers curious 1676 papal document

A rediscovered 334-year-old papal charter written by Pope Innocent XI is on display in Bautzen after the rare document went unnoticed for decades in the church's archives.

Police moot better airport security after breach

Police moot better airport security after breach

As the search continued on Thursday for a man who disappeared after traces of explosives were found on his laptop at Munich airport, Germany’s police union called for an inquiry into the country's security standards.

Berlinale announces star-studded schedule

Berlinale announces star-studded schedule

New movies starring Ben Stiller, Julianne Moore, Gerard Depardieu, Jessica Alba and James Franco will headline the 60th Berlin film festival next month, organisers said this week.

Frings dropped from German national team

Frings dropped from German national team

German midfielder Torsten Frings has been informed that his international career is over after national coach Joachim Löw said the Werder Bremen star will play no part in his World Cup plans.