Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

As Germany celebrated Good Friday, it was a day of protest for some and frustration for plenty of others.

Push for Scientology ban looks wobbly

Push for Scientology ban looks wobbly

The prospect of a ban on the controversial Church of Scientology dimmed on Friday with a campaign by Bavaria’s Interior Minister failing to gain traction.

Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three German soldiers were killed Friday in a gun battle in the Kunduz region of Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest firefights of the Bundeswehr’s mission in the war-torn country.

Seeking the ‘Old Man’ at the beginning of time

Seeking the ‘Old Man’ at the beginning of time

With the €6.7 billion Large Hadron Collider experiment finally kicking into life this week outside Geneva, Switzerland, scientists began smashing together tiny particles at virtually the speed of light, to see what happens.

Massive cave-in stokes familiar fears in Saxony-Anhalt

Massive cave-in stokes familiar fears in Saxony-Anhalt

Geologists are urgently investigating the subterranean ground outside Bernburg in Saxony Anhalt after a massive section of earth abruptly collapsed, leaving a 40 metre-deep crater.

Church admits abuse victims came second

Church admits abuse victims came second

The head of Germany's Catholics has admitted in a Good Friday message that victims of child abuse had been inadequately cared for because of the Church's effort to protect its reputation.

Daimler pays out to settle bribery claims

Daimler pays out to settle bribery claims

German automaker Daimler pleaded guilty to US charges of bribery and agreed to pay €136 million to settle the affair, the US government said overnight Friday.