Government ministers warned not to use BlackBerrys and iPhones

Government ministers warned not to use BlackBerrys and iPhones

The German government said Monday ministers and senior civil servants have been told not to use iPhone and BlackBerry mobile devices as the interior minister warned a "dramatic" rise in cyber attacks.

Consumer watchdog slams Amazon’s new grocery service

Consumer watchdog slams Amazon’s new grocery service

Amazon.de’s new grocery delivery service needs a bit of fine tuning, according to test results released by consumer watchdog Stiftung Warentest on Monday.

Cemetery offers luxury graves at bargain prices to encourage restoration

Cemetery offers luxury graves at bargain prices to encourage restoration

Hamburg’s famous Ohlsdorf cemetery, final resting place of many prominent Germans, has begun a grave site sponsorship programme that promises abandoned sites at a cut-rate price in exchange for care and restoration by their future burial subjects, a media report said on Monday.

Germany ready to take on ageing Nazi hitman

Germany ready to take on ageing Nazi hitman

The German government said Monday it believed there may be a way to bring to justice an SS hitman who has lived as a free man in Germany since escaping from a Dutch prison in 1952.

Clouds could ruin chances of seeing major meteor shower

Clouds could ruin chances of seeing major meteor shower

The night sky over Germany will be ablaze this week as the annual Perseids meteor shower takes place, but cloud cover may scupper some stargazers' plans, the German Weather Service (DWD) said.

Hamburg shuts mosque visited by 9/11 terrorists

Hamburg shuts mosque visited by 9/11 terrorists

German police on Monday shut a mosque in the northern city of Hamburg frequented by suicide hijackers from the September 11, 2001 attacks and suspected of recruiting jihadists, the authorities said.

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Family Ministry projects suspended due to budget cuts

Central family policy projects laid out in Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition contract have apparently been put on ice, a media report said on Monday.

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Water levels continued to rise in the eastern German state of Brandenburg on Monday, as an UNESCO heritage site was completely flooded in neighbouring Saxony.

German helicopter pilot killed in stunt performance

German helicopter pilot killed in stunt performance

A German helicopter crashed Sunday outside the Belarusian capital Minsk during an aerobatics show, killing its pilot, a spokesman for the emergency situations ministry said.

Exports soar as economy surges ahead

Exports soar as economy surges ahead

Germany's powerful export machine cranked into high gear in June, official data showed on Monday, likely driving growth across much of Europe as the continent's biggest economy thundered ahead.