Merkel shocked by Polish president’s death

Merkel shocked by Polish president’s death

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday she was deeply shocked by the plane crash in Russia which cost the life of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and many top officials.

Number of Jesuit abuse victims continues to climb

Number of Jesuit abuse victims continues to climb

Some 10 weeks after the first abuse cases at Jesuit education institutions came to light, the number of victims continues to climb. Around 170 people are now believed to have been abused in Germany.

Names of Buchenwald Nazi camp victims put on Web

Names of Buchenwald Nazi camp victims put on Web

The names of many of those killed in the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp have been published online on the 65th anniversary of the camp's liberation. But the work is far from over.

The cuckoo clock makes a comeback

The cuckoo clock makes a comeback

Derided by many at pure kitsch not too long ago, the cuckoo clock is experiencing something of a renaissance. Artists, designers and clock manufacturers are now reinterpreting this so-very-German product.

Five German snowboarders dead after avalanche in Russia

Five German snowboarders dead after avalanche in Russia

Ten people on a snowboarding tour including five Germans were killed Saturday when their helicopter was buried by an avalanche the Pacific peninsula of Kamchatka, Russian officials said.

Germany reportedly to take 3 Gitmo prisoners

Germany reportedly to take 3 Gitmo prisoners

Despite opposition from conservative German politicians to accepting prisoners from the US-run Guantanamo Bay prison camp, a newspaper report published Saturday says three former detainees could likely start new lives in Hamburg.