Austrians shocked to discover Oscar-winner Waltz is German

Austrians shocked to discover Oscar-winner Waltz is German

Austria's media was horrified on Thursday to reveal Christoph Waltz, Oscar-winner and star of "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino, is not Austrian after all.

Police reportedly ordered to secure Love Parade

Police reportedly ordered to secure Love Parade

North Rhine-Westphalian officials have insisted that Love Parade organisers alone were responsible for keeping the event's security, but an internal document released Thursday reportedly shows police had orders to ensure public safety.

Soggy east braces for heavy rain after floods

Soggy east braces for heavy rain after floods

Floods in the eastern states of Saxony and Brandenburg continue to recede, but with heavy rains in the forecast for the region, authorities said Thursday they must remain vigilant.

Mating mayflies pose Bavarian traffic hazard

Mating mayflies pose Bavarian traffic hazard

Every summer it’s the same messy mating ritual: Millions of mayflies hatch, have sex and die in the Bavarian county of Schwandorf, endangering motorists with their slippery corpses left on roads.

Analysts expecting booming German growth

Analysts expecting booming German growth

The German economy is showing massive improvement after the country's worst post-war recession last year, and with latest growth figures due on Friday, analysts are expecting rosy results.

Archaeologists expect Roman weapons, find live WWII grenades

Archaeologists expect Roman weapons, find live WWII grenades

Archaeologists made a startling discovery while recently excavating an ancient Roman battlefield in Lower Saxony: Instead of spears and arrowheads, they uncovered live explosives left over from the Second World War.

Scientists find evidence of earlier Stone Age use of tools

Scientists find evidence of earlier Stone Age use of tools

Ancient animal bones bearing cut marks have revealed that hominims were using stone tools to butcher meat some 800,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new findings published this week by German and American scientists.

What’s on in Germany: August 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: August 12 – 18

This Week's Highlights: Horse racing in the Rhineland, classical music at the Hamburg zoo and fireworks over the Bodensee.

Surge in mental illness highlights psychotherapist dearth

Surge in mental illness highlights psychotherapist dearth

There has been an alarming spike in psychological illnesses in Germany, but the country does not have enough therapists to handle the mounting problems, the BPtK national psychotherapists board warned on Thursday.

Politicians plan Google Street View privacy law

Politicians plan Google Street View privacy law

As a growing number of German politicians said they would forbid Google from showing their homes on the US internet giant's “Street View” service, the government on Thursday announced plans for a law to protect citizens' privacy on the web.

Germany can be sued over Hitler-era bonds, US court says

Germany can be sued over Hitler-era bonds, US court says

A US court of appeals Wednesday said Germany can be sued by Florida investors seeking reimbursement for post World War I reconstruction bonds that Adolf Hitler stopped paying in the 1930s, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said.

Danes force a draw in friendly match with Germany

Danes force a draw in friendly match with Germany

Danish substitute Mads Junker inspired Denmark to come from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 draw against World Cup semi-finalists Germany during a friendly match on Wednesday.