Young summer camp sex abusers inspired by internet

Young summer camp sex abusers inspired by internet

The group of teenagers accused of sexually assaulting younger boys at a holiday camp on the island of Ameland found information about the brutal acts on the internet, authorities said on Friday.

Body found at Spanish lake likely missing German boy

Body found at Spanish lake likely missing German boy

Mystery surrounds the fate of a five-year-old German boy whose body is believed to have been found at a Spanish lake on Friday.

Vandals attack ‘veil martyr’ memorial

Vandals attack ‘veil martyr’ memorial

Vandals have attacked an art project erected in honour of a pregnant Egyptian woman who was murdered in a German court room, organisers said Friday.

Depression might really suck the colour out of life, study finds

Depression might really suck the colour out of life, study finds

Grey clouds and darkness are well-worn metaphors for depression. But now German researchers have found the world may actually look blander and less vivid to depressed people.

Farmer blockade stalls Munich’s Olympic bid

Farmer blockade stalls Munich’s Olympic bid

A clutch of Bavarian farmers may torpedo Germany's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, after a representative said Friday they were unlikely to make their land available for the event.

China likely to be Audi’s main market soon

China likely to be Audi’s main market soon

High-end German automaker Audi is going all out to keep up with demand in China, which could become its main market this year ahead of Germany, chairman Rupert Stadler said Friday in an interview.

Economy in ‘party mood,’ survey finds

Economy in ‘party mood,’ survey finds

Germany’s business climate has shown the biggest monthly improvement since reunification, the respected Ifo economic institute reported Friday, in another sign that the crisis is but a distant memory.

What’s on in Germany: July 22 – 28

What’s on in Germany: July 22 – 28

This Week's Highlights: "Porgy and Bess" in Berlin, open air concerts in Frankfurt, and a royal joust just outside Munich.

Bureaucratic ‘drama’ is failing troops: watchdog

Bureaucratic ‘drama’ is failing troops: watchdog

Bureaucratic nitpicking is turning efforts to properly equip Germany’s soldiers in Afghanistan into “a drama,” the parliamentary watchdog of the armed forces said Friday, stepping up his attack on departmental lethargy.

Unemployed could be forced into tiny apartments

Unemployed could be forced into tiny apartments

People on Hartz IV unemployment benefits could be restricted to renting apartments of 25 square metres or less under a radical plan floated by the Ministry of Labour, media reported Friday.

Ban kids from eating junk food, MP demands

Ban kids from eating junk food, MP demands

Children should be banned from eating junk food if parents prove incapable of enforcing a nutritious diet, a coalition health spokesman said Friday as a debate about the cost of medical care gathered pace.