Stranger at the feast: Navigating the Frankfurt Book Fair

Stranger at the feast: Navigating the Frankfurt Book Fair

How do you navigate the planet’s largest shindig dedicated to the printed word while avoiding the likes of Jonathan Franzen and Thilo Sarrazin? Berlin-based US author Ralph Martin offers an insider’s account of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Iran arrests ‘fake’ German journalists

Iran arrests ‘fake’ German journalists

Iran said on Monday it has arrested two foreigners thought to be Germans. Tehran claimed they were posing as journalists to interview the son of a woman facing execution by stoning in a case that has triggered international condemnation.

Snow expected in central mountain regions

Snow expected in central mountain regions

After a glorious autumn weekend across much of Germany, parts of the country could see the season’s first snowfall later this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.

Fugitive fare dodger captured on foot at Polish border

Fugitive fare dodger captured on foot at Polish border

A fugitive public transportation fare dodger has been arrested while trying to enter Germany on foot from Poland, police said on Monday. He will now serve almost five months in jail for failing to pay thousands in fines.

Rapist admits 1,000 sex offences, gets 10 years

Rapist admits 1,000 sex offences, gets 10 years

A Düsseldorf court on Monday sentenced a serial rapist, who had admitted to committing more than 1,000 sex offences over two decades, to 10 years behind bars.

Motorcycle used in RAF killing turns up in private garage

Motorcycle used in RAF killing turns up in private garage

A motorcycle secured a few days ago by police is likely the vehicle used by the leftist terrorist group the Red Army Faction (RAF) in the notorious shooting of West Germany's federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback in 1977.

Daimler recalls Mercedes to fix steering glitch

Daimler recalls Mercedes to fix steering glitch

Germany's luxury car maker Daimler will recall about 85,000 Mercedes Benz C- and E-class autos in the United States to fix a problem with power steering systems, the US traffic authority NHTSA said on Monday.

Row over Sachsenhausen concentration camp work resolved

Row over Sachsenhausen concentration camp work resolved

A long-running conflict over a museum at Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen has ended, opening the way for the project to be completed by 2012, officials said Monday.

Train prices shouldn’t increase due to failing quality, experts say

Train prices shouldn’t increase due to failing quality, experts say

Due to the imperfect service offered by German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn, the company should refrain from increasing fares as planned, experts said Monday.

Turkish group demands apology from Seehofer

Turkish group demands apology from Seehofer

Outraged Turkish groups and German politicians on Monday demanded an apology from Horst Seehofer after the conservative Bavarian state premier suggested over the weekend Germany put a stop to immigration for Turks and Arabs.

Kazakhstan preps for tough match against Germany

Kazakhstan preps for tough match against Germany

Bernd Stork faces his toughest test as Kazakhstan coach on Tuesday as his underdogs take on his native Germany in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.