Floodwaters recede but Brandenburg still on alert

Floodwaters recede but Brandenburg still on alert

Parts of the eastern German state of Brandenburg remained on alert Tuesday afternoon, with flood waters gradually receding but rain forecast for later in the week.

TV channel RTL2 offers Muslims fasting notices during Ramadan

TV channel RTL2 offers Muslims fasting notices during Ramadan

German television channel RTL2 said Tuesday it was launching a special service for Muslim viewers during Ramadan, letting them know when to begin and end the daily fast.

Siemens lands huge North American wind power orders

Siemens lands huge North American wind power orders

Germany's Siemens said Tuesday it has won two orders in the United States and Canada to supply wind turbines that experts said were worth around €800 million ($1.1 billion).

Police investigate radioactive waste found under Berlin street

Police investigate radioactive waste found under Berlin street

Radioactive material found under a fashionable street in the Berlin suburb of Prenzlauer Berg may have been there for two decades but did not pose a risk to residents, the authorities said Tuesday.

Duisburg announces Love Parade memorial plans

Duisburg announces Love Parade memorial plans

As authorities on Tuesday announced that their Love Parade investigation would be long and difficult, the city of Duisburg revealed plans for a memorial to the 21 people who died in the stampede at the event on July 24.

Rhineland police complain of ‘intolerable’ food from caterers

Rhineland police complain of ‘intolerable’ food from caterers

The poor quality of food provided for police working at large events in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is “intolerable and irresponsible,” the GdP police union complained on Tuesday.

Google to launch ‘Street View’ for 20 cities

Google to launch ‘Street View’ for 20 cities

Internet giant Google announced Tuesday it would launch its controversial Street View service in 20 German cities by the end of the year but would give residents the chance to opt out if they were worried about their privacy.

Drunk, homeless man convicted for ‘Hitler salute’

Drunk, homeless man convicted for ‘Hitler salute’

Giving a “Hitler salute” is illegal even if there is no apparent political motive, a Lower Saxony court ruled this week, after an intoxicated homeless man provoked passersby with the Nazi-style raised arm gesture.

Economy forecasters tip 2.5 percent growth

Economy forecasters tip 2.5 percent growth

Germany’s fast-recovering economy could grow by 2.5 percent this year, the respected IWH forecasters predicted Tuesday, helping cement the widespread confidence that the rebound is here to stay.

Inuit block German-Canadian Arctic tests for fear of wildlife

Inuit block German-Canadian Arctic tests for fear of wildlife

A judge in Canada's northern Nunavut province has blocked a series of joint German-Canadian Arctic experiments after Inuit residents said the tests would hurt marine life, government sources said Monday.

German tourist killed in San Francisco shooting

German tourist killed in San Francisco shooting

A German tourist has been shot and killed in the US city of San Francisco, and police there have charged an 18-year-old man for the crime, a local media report said late on Monday.

Brandenburg floods still at high warning level

Brandenburg floods still at high warning level

Floodwaters in the eastern state of Brandenburg slowly began to recede overnight, but the authorities remained on high alert on Tuesday morning.