Consumer group urges users to ditch Facebook

Consumer group urges users to ditch Facebook

Anti-Facebook feelings in Germany grew Wednesday as a major consumer group urged people to abandon the social networking website unless it scraps planned changes to its privacy policy.

Two men charged for Iran missile parts exports

Two men charged for Iran missile parts exports

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they have charged two men for exporting equipment to Iran intended for use in making long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Ten-year-old pulls knife on police officers

Ten-year-old pulls knife on police officers

A 10-year-old boy pulled a knife on federal police officers in the southern German town of Bad Bellingen on Wednesday after they tried to lecture him for making mischief near train tracks.

Daimler launches alliance with Renault and Nissan

Daimler launches alliance with Renault and Nissan

German carmaker Daimler on Wednesday launched a new partnership with France's Renault and Japan's Nissan aimed at saving billions of euros and accelerating sales of environmentally friendly electric cars.

Taxman rakes in hundreds of millions thanks to stolen bank data

Taxman rakes in hundreds of millions thanks to stolen bank data

Germany is still raking in hundreds of millions of euros from tax dodgers thanks to stolen Liechtenstein bank information purchased in 2008, just as new Swiss data is scaring droves of offenders to turn themselves in.

The Best of the Rhineland in April

The Best of the Rhineland in April

This month Rhine-online, the Rhineland’s leading English-language website, gazes at the Moon in the Ruhrpott, celebrates style on the streets of Cologne, and dances a little Flamenco in Düsseldorf.

What’s on in Germany: April 8 – 14

What’s on in Germany: April 8 – 14

This Week's Highlights: A night of opera and theatre in Berlin, a festival of light in Frankfurt, and the circus comes to Cologne.

‘We thought he was sleeping,’ corpse smugglers say

‘We thought he was sleeping,’ corpse smugglers say

Two German women arrested in Britain after allegedly trying to smuggle a dead relative onto a flight to Berlin have insisted they thought the man was simply asleep.

BMW unveils plans for US carbon-fibre plant

BMW unveils plans for US carbon-fibre plant

The world's leading luxury car company, BMW, is to join with the SGL Group to build a high-tech carbon fibre factory in the US state of Washington to supply material for electric cars.

Experts attack health minister’s plan to rope in rural doctors

Experts attack health minister’s plan to rope in rural doctors

Health Minister Philipp Rösler came under heavy criticism on Wednesday for his suggestion to create a university quota to encourage medical students to become country doctors in rural areas struggling to treat their populations.

Police moot online version of 110 emergency call service

Police moot online version of 110 emergency call service

In the face of growing internet crime, Germany’s professional police association (BDK) wants to create an online emergency call system, a media report said on Wednesday.

Westerwelle calls US nuclear policy ‘brave’

Westerwelle calls US nuclear policy ‘brave’

The new more restrictive US policy on the use of nuclear weapons is a courageous step towards disarmament, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said late on Tuesday.