Demjanjuk speaks, calling trial ‘torture’

Demjanjuk speaks, calling trial ‘torture’

John Demjanjuk, a 90-year-old accused of helping murder of 27,900 Jews as a guard at a Nazi death camp, denied the charges Tuesday in the first statement since his trial began in November.

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

FDP unveils scaled-down tax reform proposal

The Free Democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, on Tuesday presented a greatly scaled-down tax reform proposal aimed at simplifying Germany’s tax system and providing billions in tax relief.

Makers of cold cuts exposed for using ‘meat glue’

Makers of cold cuts exposed for using ‘meat glue’

Some German meat producers are swindling their customers, probably using a “meat glue” to adhere various bits of cold cuts together, a media report said this week.

Boateng to join Manchester City

Boateng to join Manchester City

Germany defender Jerome Boateng is set to join English Premier League side Manchester City from Bundesliga club Hamburg for €12.5 million, it was reported on Tuesday.

Pope Benedict’s birthplace vandalised

Pope Benedict’s birthplace vandalised

The house in the Bavarian town of Marktl am Inn where Pope Benedict XVI was born has been vandalised just three days before his 83rd birthday, local authorities reported on Tuesday.

T-Systems lands €100-million TUI deal

T-Systems lands €100-million TUI deal

Deutsche Telekom’s unit T-Systems announced on Tuesday it had won a €100-million deal to build a telecommunications network for UK-based travel company TUI.

Used paper shortage creates cardboard crisis

Used paper shortage creates cardboard crisis

A shortage of used paper in Germany is forcing cardboard prices to skyrocket and having a dramatic affect on the entire packaging industry, a media report said on Tuesday.

The Best of Berlin in April

The Best of Berlin in April

This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, gets literary, goes retro and comes up smelling like roses.

Breakdancing to Bach in Berlin

Breakdancing to Bach in Berlin

Breakdancing combines with Bach in Berlin this month as an award-winning dance group and an avant-garde musical director put an ultra-modern spin on the German composer's almost 300-year-old music.

Gabriel: Chancellor must retract Afghan ‘war’ acknowledgement

Gabriel: Chancellor must retract Afghan ‘war’ acknowledgement

Leader of the opposition Social Democrats Sigmar Gabriel warned Chancellor Angela Merkel that she should take back her acknowledgement that Bundeswehr troops are engaged in a “war” in Afghanistan – or risk having to create a new parliamentary mandate.

300-year-old shoes found in castle wall during restoration

300-year-old shoes found in castle wall during restoration

A collection of 300-year-old shoes has been found walled into a Gothic tower at a palace in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, regional authorities said late on Monday.

Merkel calls for better laws on nuclear material

Merkel calls for better laws on nuclear material

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for better legal instruments to ensure the security of nuclear materials and prevent the construction of so-called dirty bombs at a summit in Washington, DC on Monday night.