IKB considers suing Goldman Sachs for fraud

IKB considers suing Goldman Sachs for fraud

German lender IKB said Wednesday it is considering suing US giant Goldman Sachs after losing €150 million in a fund that is the subject of fraud charges in the US.

Part-time space racers shoot for Lunar X Prize

Part-time space racers shoot for Lunar X Prize

A group of ambitious Berlin-based, non-space professionals are shooting for the moon. Meet the youngest team competing to win Google's $30-million Lunar X Prize for landing a robot on the moon with only their brains and private funding.

Church asks Bishop Mixa to take a break

Church asks Bishop Mixa to take a break

The head of Germany's Catholic Church has asked embattled Augsburg Bishop Walter Mixa to step aside from his duties until investigations into claims he beat children and misused Church funds can be completed.

Spring hits speed bump but should recover for weekend

Spring hits speed bump but should recover for weekend

Although spring has come to a screeching stop with snow and sleet in some parts of the country, things will gradually improve towards a drier and somewhat warmer weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported Wednesday.

Ash danger unclear despite green light

Ash danger unclear despite green light

Air traffic authorities’ Wednesday decision to lift restrictions on German airspace – effectively declaring it safe to fly – was based on the same computer simulations previously criticised as insufficient by airlines, officials have told The Local.

Bank customer locked in vault

Bank customer locked in vault

Bank staff and police were forced to rescue a 62-year-old man in the Rhineland town of Mönchengladbach Tuesday night after he was accidentally locked in the bank’s vault at closing time.

Broken rib may keep goalkeeper Adler out of World Cup

Broken rib may keep goalkeeper Adler out of World Cup

Germany's first-choice goalkeeper Rene Adler could be in danger of missing June's World Cup after breaking a rib in a Bundesliga match last weekend.

Volcano chaos to cost airlines $1.7 billion

Volcano chaos to cost airlines $1.7 billion

The grounding of European flights from volcanic ash cost airlines US$1.7 billion in lost sales alone, the head of their main industry body said Wednesday, calling for "urgent" government help.

German beer blasts hole through Apple’s security core

German beer blasts hole through Apple’s security core

The world’s best beer has been the downfall of many a good man. In the case of American software engineer Gray Powell, the unparalleled power of German brewing was enough to tear a gaping hole in technology giant Apple’s legendary product security system.

Bodies of Bundeswehr soldiers brought home

Bodies of Bundeswehr soldiers brought home

The bodies of four Bundeswehr soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan in a rocket attack by Taliban insurgents arrived back on German soil early Wednesday morning.

Flight ban lifted

Flight ban lifted

Air travel in Germany was set to creep back to normality Wednesday with the air traffic authority DFS announcing air space would be opened at 11 am for all regular flights.