Google extends opt-out deadline for Street View

Google extends opt-out deadline for Street View

Responding to a firestorm of protest in Germany over its disputed Street View navigation service, Google said Thursday it would extend a deadline for allowing people to opt out.

Ex-lover says No Angels singer admitted to HIV

Ex-lover says No Angels singer admitted to HIV

No Angels pop star Nadja Benaissa confessed this week to having unprotected sex with three partners without telling them of her HIV status, but on Thursday a former boyfriend told the court that she was honest with him about her infection.

Bundeswehr closes probe against Klein for Kunduz air strike

Bundeswehr closes probe against Klein for Kunduz air strike

The Bundeswehr on Thursday ended its disciplinary investigation of Col. Georg Klein, the German officer who called a controversial air strike in Afghanistan last year leaving scores of civilians dead.

Bundesbank sees 3 percent growth in 2010

Bundesbank sees 3 percent growth in 2010

The German economy should grow by 3.0 percent this year, the country's central bank said on Thursday, raising a previous forecast of 1.9 percent following record second quarter growth.

Germany increases aid to Pakistan by €10 million

Germany increases aid to Pakistan by €10 million

Germany's has increased its humanitarian aid to Pakistan by €10 million to €25 million to help the millions of flood victims struggling to survive, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

German angst alone cannot stop Google

German angst alone cannot stop Google

Google Street View is still harmless, says German consumer protection expert Falk Lüke, but that doesn’t mean the current discussion surrounding it is unnecessary. Instead, we should be focused on creating international rules for online privacy.

Toddler attacked by bear after climbing zoo fence

Toddler attacked by bear after climbing zoo fence

A father saved his three-year-old daughter from a bear attack after the girl managed to climb a fence into the animal’s zoo enclosure, police in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Thursday.

German-born Roma teens face tough new life

German-born Roma teens face tough new life

For two teenage Roma sisters, life has turned into a nightmare since they were expelled from Germany, the only home they had ever known, and forced to settle in Kosovo, a country they had never seen.

Welfare kids to get voucher cards for educational and extracurricular needs

Welfare kids to get voucher cards for educational and extracurricular needs

Children of families on Germany's Hartz IV welfare benefits will be given special voucher credit cards to access educational and extracurricular activities rather than their parents being handed cash, under a government scheme detailed this week.

Police remove hundreds of Stuttgart 21 protestors

Police remove hundreds of Stuttgart 21 protestors

Police dragged away hundreds of protesters at the Stuttgart central train station on Wednesday night to clear the way for work on the controversial “Stuttgart 21” project to turn the site into a major European transportation hub.

‘Ethical’ bank frozen for ballooning debt

‘Ethical’ bank frozen for ballooning debt

An alternative German bank whose stated mission was to give customers democratic control over how their deposits were used was shut down late on Wednesday because of its runaway debt.

What’s on in Germany: August 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: August 19 – 25

This week's highlights: Pop in Cologne, Argentine stories in Frankfurt, dragonboat races in Hamburg and a palace festival in Potsdam.

Bayern Munich still the team to beat as Bundesliga kicks off

Bayern Munich still the team to beat as Bundesliga kicks off

With Bayern Munich starting the defence of their Bundesliga title on Friday at home to 2009 champions Wolfsburg, the question on fans' lips here is can anyone stop their march to the title?

Banks threatened with withdrawal fee caps

Banks threatened with withdrawal fee caps

Cash machine withdrawal fees could be capped by the government under a plan being hatched to stop banks stalling on an industry-wide agreement to slash soaring fees, a media report said Thursday.

Duisburg fails to block Love Parade files

Duisburg fails to block Love Parade files

The city of Duisburg was forced late on Wednesday to abandon its effort to block the release of confidential documents on the internet detailing the recent Love Parade tragedy that killed 21 people.