Mainz match Bundesliga record with 7th win

Mainz match Bundesliga record with 7th win

Minnows Mainz equalled the record for most wins at the start of a Bundesliga campaign with their seventh victory as they hammered 10-man Hoffenheim 4-2 on Saturday to maintain their perfect record.

Baden-Württemberg tests first ankle monitors for prisoners

Baden-Württemberg tests first ankle monitors for prisoners

Six inmates in Baden-Württemberg began wearing electronic ankle bracelets on Friday to launch the first such monitoring programme for prisoners in Germany, according to a state justice ministry spokesman.

Cyber worm found at German industrial plants

Cyber worm found at German industrial plants

German engineering giant Siemens has confirmed that the "Stuxnet" virus – a potentially devastating cyber worm – has been detected at German industrial plants that employ the company's technology, according to a Saturday report.

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

His books and films awakened Germany's sexual consciousness during the 1960s and 1970s: Oswalt Kolle has died, his family announced on Friday – shortly before his 82nd birthday.

Berlin aims to rein in salaries at bailed-out banks

Berlin aims to rein in salaries at bailed-out banks

The German government is planning to institute an annual pay cap of €500,000 at banks that received federal assistance during the financial crisis, according to a Saturday media report.

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

‘Unity Chancellor’ Kohl makes rare speech

Ailing former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, regarded as the father of German unity, warned the country again faces daunting hurdles Friday in a rare address to his party to mark 20 years since unification.