Third man confesses in Jesuit sex abuse scandal

Third man confesses in Jesuit sex abuse scandal

A scandal over sexual abuse by Jesuit priests in Germany in the 1970s and 80s snowballed Wednesday as a third teacher confessed, more victims came forward and further schools were implicated.

‘Miriam’ wreaks winter havoc

‘Miriam’ wreaks winter havoc

The winter storm “Miriam” created chaotic traffic conditions across Germany on Wednesday, as the military used helicopters to bring food and supplies to the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee.

Berlin: Iran must make ‘concrete’ nuke offer

Berlin: Iran must make ‘concrete’ nuke offer

Germany said Wednesday that Iran's offer to ship some uranium abroad for enrichment has to be given in the form of "concrete commitments" to the UN atomic agency before it can be properly judged.

File reveals West Berlin locksmith copied police keys for Stasi

File reveals West Berlin locksmith copied police keys for Stasi

A West Berlin locksmith provided East Germany's feared security force the Stasi with keys to police stations and other important buildings on his side of the divided city for years, according to a file found by weekly newspaper Die Zeit.

Hartz IV welfare benefits considered too low

Hartz IV welfare benefits considered too low

A solid majority of Germans believe welfare benefits are too low in their country, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

Hamburg exhibition shows 150 years of nude photography

Hamburg exhibition shows 150 years of nude photography

Germans aren't known for being particularly shy about bare skin, so it's only fitting a new exhibition in Hamburg is highlighting 150 years of nude photography - from blushing Victorians to Marilyn Monroe.

Man lost at night on North Sea ice saved by webcam

Man lost at night on North Sea ice saved by webcam

A German man who lost his way in the dark while wandering around on ice off the North Sea coast was saved by a woman 500 kilometres away who spotted him on a webcam, police said on Wednesday.

Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

Despite the extremely cold winter, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia have had to contend with an unusual rash of train passengers preferring to take their journeys in the nude.

Jewish council lauds ‘renaissance’ in Germany

Jewish council lauds ‘renaissance’ in Germany

Germany is experiencing a “renaissance of Judaism” as the number of synagogues and community members continues to grow some 65 years after the end of the Nazi reign of terror, the German Jewish Council said on Wednesday.

Public workers strike across Germany

Public workers strike across Germany

Public workers’ union Verdi called temporary strikes across Germany on Wednesday, cutting service to transportation networks, waste disposal, hospitals, child care centres and municipal administrative offices.

Speedy German wins fifth straight Empire State Building race

Speedy German wins fifth straight Empire State Building race

German runner Thomas Dold on Tuesday bolted up 86 flights of stairs to win a race up New York's landmark Empire State Building in just over 10 minutes.