Police bust child pornography ring

Police bust child pornography ring

Police in the city of in Münster announced on Thursday they had broken up a major child pornography ring, raiding houses across Germany and arresting eight suspects.

Schavan wants Islamic scholars for universities

Schavan wants Islamic scholars for universities

Guest Islamic scholars will be brought from overseas to teach at German universities in an effort to foster a home-grown theology for the religion followed by more than 4 million people here,

Allianz cautious despite solid profit for 2009

Allianz cautious despite solid profit for 2009

German insurance giant Allianz brandished on Thursday strong 2009 results as it emerged from the global financial crisis in good shape, while remaining modest for 2010.

Bovine beauty queens primp and preen for udder domination

Bovine beauty queens primp and preen for udder domination

Some 200 of Germany’s prettiest dairy cows are strutting their stuff this week at one of the country’s largest livestock beauty contests near Versen.

German Media Roundup: Has Käßmann redeemed herself?

German Media Roundup: Has Käßmann redeemed herself?

Did Protestant church leader Margot Käßmann's resignation after her drink driving charge make up for endangering the lives of others? Some German newspapers have praised her, while others say resigning was the least she could do.

Publishers fear Apple iPhone app censorship

Publishers fear Apple iPhone app censorship

German publishers are ringing alarms over what they say are threats to press freedom stemming from Apple's scrutiny of an iPhone application from tabloid daily Bild that undresses women.

Deutsche Telekom profit tanks in 2009

Deutsche Telekom profit tanks in 2009

Deutsche Telekom, the biggest European telecommunications operator, said Thursday that 2009 net profit plunged by more than 70 percent owing to asset devaluations of more than €2 billion ($2.7 billion).

BASF surprises with strong Q4 results

BASF surprises with strong Q4 results

German chemicals giant BASF posted stronger than expected fourth quarter results on Thursday, saying the worst was over after its 2009 net profit was less than half from the previous year.

What’s on in Germany: February 25-March 3

What’s on in Germany: February 25-March 3

This Week's Highlights: Macbeth in Berlin, pole dancing in Hamburg, and a folk metal festival comes to Munich.

Campaign kicks off for German language revival

Campaign kicks off for German language revival

Walking past the "Coffee Bar" advertising "breakfast and bakery" and the "Midtown Grill" offering "great steaks, chops and seafood," you could easily be in downtown Manhattan or central London.

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Westerwelle inflating the obvious on welfare, says Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday took a swipe at her coalition partner Guido Westerwelle on Thursday, suggesting he was inflaming the debate over welfare by trumpeting himself as the lone voice on “taboo” topics.

Germany gets silver and a scare in Vancouver

Germany gets silver and a scare in Vancouver

German speed skater Stephanie Beckert has collected a silver medal while a crash in the women‘s bobsleigh capped a disappointing day for Germany at the Olympics in Vancouver.