Love Parade firm posts surveillance video online

Love Parade firm posts surveillance video online

Organisers of the Love Parade in Duisburg have posted surveillance camera footage of the tragedy that killed 21 people on the internet in an effort to vindicate themselves – but the move has sparked a fresh war of words with the police.

Court forces early Schleswig-Holstein vote

Court forces early Schleswig-Holstein vote

Voters in Schleswig-Holstein will be heading to the polls early after the northern German state top court ordered that elections to be brought forward because electoral law breached its constitution.

Hungry elephant slings woman across field

Hungry elephant slings woman across field

A woman in the eastern German city of Jena was flung across a field by a hungry elephant looking for a snack in her purse, according to the police on Monday.

Isabella Rossellini to lead Berlinale jury

Isabella Rossellini to lead Berlinale jury

Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini will head the international jury at the 61st Berlin Film Festival from February 10-20, organisers said on Monday.

August was rainiest on record

August was rainiest on record

Germany has experienced its wettest August on record, the German Weather Service (DWD) announced Monday, capping an unsettled summer that also included a sizzling July followed by storms and tornadoes.

Stuttgart 21 protestors arrested for occupying digger

Stuttgart 21 protestors arrested for occupying digger

Police used a cherry-picker crane Monday morning to pluck three demonstrators from the top of an earth-moving machine where they had been protesting against the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project.

Infineon sells wireless unit to Intel for $1.4 bln

Infineon sells wireless unit to Intel for $1.4 bln

German chip maker Infineon said Monday it had sold its wireless division to US technology giant Intel in a deal valued at approximately $1.4 billion (€1.1 million).

Sarrazin: Muslims not compatible with Germany

Sarrazin: Muslims not compatible with Germany

Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin reiterated his criticism of Muslim immigrants on Monday, saying the vast majority were not fit to integrate into German society. Meanwhile the Social Democrats prepared to kick him out of the party.

Doctors reject call for relaxed organ donor rules

Doctors reject call for relaxed organ donor rules

Doctors have spoken out against calls within the conservative Christian Democrats party to relax organ donation rules, claiming on Monday that such a move would damage the image of organ donation and do more harm than good.

Merkel flags 15 years for nuclear extension

Merkel flags 15 years for nuclear extension

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday night that the lifespan of the nation's nuclear power plants should be extended by 10 to 15 years beyond the planned phase-out starting in 2021.