ECB resumes dollar loans to eurozone banks

ECB resumes dollar loans to eurozone banks

The European Central Bank in Frankfurt on Tuesday resumed loans of US dollars following an agreement with the US Federal Reserve that is part of a massive EU plan to save the euro.

Libeskind extension for Berlin Jewish Museum unveiled

Libeskind extension for Berlin Jewish Museum unveiled

Berlin's Jewish Museum on Tuesday unveiled an extension to its striking building by Star US architect Daniel Libeskind, which will be used in its growing role in teaching people about the Holocaust.

Shoe fetishist fox plundering townsfolk’s footwear

Shoe fetishist fox plundering townsfolk’s footwear

A fox famous for stealing hundreds of shoes from homes in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate is on the prowl once again this spring, regional authorities reported on Tuesday.

Bundeswehr lacks chaplains for Muslim and Jewish soldiers

Bundeswehr lacks chaplains for Muslim and Jewish soldiers

The German military is becoming increasingly multicultural, but the Bundeswehr reportedly has yet to provide chaplains for its growing ranks of Muslims and Jews.

Teens accused of raping girl on London class trip

Teens accused of raping girl on London class trip

British authorities have arrested two Lübeck students after the teenagers allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and filmed the incident on a cell phone while attending a class trip in London, a media report said on Tuesday.

Naked and pregnant Claudia Schiffer adorns Vogue

Naked and pregnant Claudia Schiffer adorns Vogue

The German edition of fashion magazine Vogue has devoted its entire June edition to ageing supermodel Claudia Schiffer – adorning the cover with a naked portrait just weeks before she is expected to give birth to her third child.

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

Free Democrats plumb new poll depths

The pro-business Free Democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, on Tuesday hit a new approval rating low following a bitter defeat in a key state poll in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Deutsche Post Q1 profits surge

Deutsche Post Q1 profits surge

Deutsche Post, the world's biggest postal and logistics company, said Tuesday that its first quarter net profit leapt by 80 percent to €1.7 billion.

Berlin backs EU aid fund after Obama prodding

Berlin backs EU aid fund after Obama prodding

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Tuesday approved Germany's share of a trillion-dollar rescue package of loan guarantees for crisis-hit European countries amid reports she had been prodded by US President Barack Obama to take action.

Brüderle accused of blocking minimum wage for care workers

Brüderle accused of blocking minimum wage for care workers

Public workers’ union Verdi on Tuesday accused Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle of blocking a new deal to provide a minimum wage for those who care for the sick and elderly.