Police kill bank robbers in shoot-out

Police kill bank robbers in shoot-out

Two bank robbers were killed in Karlsruhe on Friday during a shoot-out with police, while one officer was seriously injured.

German troops stationed in France for first time since WWII

German troops stationed in France for first time since WWII

A battalion of German combat troops was officially stationed in eastern France on Friday for the first time since Nazi forces ended their occupation at the end of World War II.

Authorities reject ‘Heatballs’ attempt to skirt EU light bulb ban

Authorities reject ‘Heatballs’ attempt to skirt EU light bulb ban

German authorities on Friday rejected a satirical attempt by a businessman to import and sell EU-banned incandescent light bulbs by calling them “Heatballs” - thousands of bulbs shipped from China will be confiscated by customs.

Merkel and Sarkozy team up against eurobonds

Merkel and Sarkozy team up against eurobonds

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday presented a common front against eurobonds as a way out of the eurozone crisis, a week before an EU summit.

Importing talent for an export-driven future

Importing talent for an export-driven future

A new law should help 300,000 foreigners in Germany have their qualifications recognised. But as David Wroe reports, much more needs to be done to safeguard the German economy from a looming demographic implosion.

Osnabrück Zoo celebrates orangutan artist

Osnabrück Zoo celebrates orangutan artist

A zoo in Lower Saxony has discovered an unexpected artistic talent: “Buschi” the orangutan is selling paintings for up to €200 to support environmental protection projects.

Suspected dirty cops collude with Hells Angels

Suspected dirty cops collude with Hells Angels

Police in the German state of Hesse conducted raids on Friday morning for an investigation focusing on the alleged collusion of several high-level law enforcement officials with the Hells Angels biker gang.

Majority of Germans want to keep the euro

Majority of Germans want to keep the euro

The majority of Germans want to keep the euro as their currency despite the current financial woes of several European Union countries, a new poll revealed on Friday.

What’s on in Germany: December 9 – 15

What’s on in Germany: December 9 – 15

This Week's Highlights: An Agatha Christie play in Munich, storytime on board a ship in Hamburg, and two new art exhibitions in Cologne.

Winter travel havoc persists

Winter travel havoc persists

Winter weather continued to wreak havoc on German air travel on Friday, with more snow, sleet and freezing temperatures forcing airports to cancel flights across the country.

Baby snatcher wanted to raise newborn

Baby snatcher wanted to raise newborn

A newborn abducted from a Frankfurt hospital has been found and returned to her mother. The woman responsible wanted to raise it as her own after suffering a miscarriage.

Dortmund dismisses title talk as Bayern tries to regain form

Dortmund dismisses title talk as Bayern tries to regain form

Runaway leaders Dortmund take on erratic Werder Bremen on Saturday with coach Jürgen Klopp dismissing any title talk, while Bayern Munich try to bring their Champions League form to the Bundesliga.