Booming sex trade begins to diversify

Booming sex trade begins to diversify

With prostitution legal in Germany since 2002, the country's sex trade is moving towards greater specialisation, with niches including companionship for the elderly and disabled, a sex worker group said on Tuesday.

Police search for suitcase baby suspect

Police search for suitcase baby suspect

Hamburg police on Tuesday said they had received several tips after releasing a video of a man suspected of abandoning a baby in a suitcase last week.

Taiwan’s TSMC teams up with Centrosolar

Taiwan’s TSMC teams up with Centrosolar

Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced Tuesday that it had teamed up with German firm Centrosolar to produce solar modules.

Merkel backs Cyprus reunification efforts

Merkel backs Cyprus reunification efforts

Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the first visit by a German head of government to Europe's last divided capital, voiced her solidarity on Tuesday with Cyprus in its elusive efforts to reunify the island.

Frostbitten cyclist ‘didn’t think Siberia would be so cold’

Frostbitten cyclist ‘didn’t think Siberia would be so cold’

A German cycling enthusiast almost lost a few fingers after attempting to bike through Siberia in subzero temperatures, a Russian news report said Tuesday.

Fuel prices hit two-year high

Fuel prices hit two-year high

German drivers are facing the country’s highest fuel prices since 2008, paying up to €1.529 per litre of “super” grade petrol, the ADAC motor club reported on Tuesday.

High levels of dioxin found in German pork

High levels of dioxin found in German pork

German authorities Tuesday ordered the slaughter of hundreds of pigs after finding high levels of dioxin in pork for the first time since shutting down thousands of farms for tests last week.

Google Analytics targeted by data protection officials

Google Analytics targeted by data protection officials

German web companies could face hefty fines for using Google's online metrics service after data protection officials broke off talks with the US internet giant this week and threatened to pursue a precedent-setting court case.

Heavy rain in forecast as floods begin to recede

Heavy rain in forecast as floods begin to recede

Flooding caused by melting snow eased in parts of Germany on Tuesday, but with heavy rain in the forecast, the situation remained tense. Meanwhile authorities reported three flood-related deaths.

No end to terror alert in sight, minister says

No end to terror alert in sight, minister says

Some two months after declaring a heightened terrorism alert, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said Tuesday he still couldn’t give an all-clear signal.

Carmakers aim for big gains in US market

Carmakers aim for big gains in US market

German auto makers, lagging behind their American, Japanese and Korean competitors, are hoping for big gains from this month's Detroit auto show, which is pointing to a full recovery of the US market.

Stockholm University offers attractive option for foreign students
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Stockholm University offers attractive option for foreign students

The next academic year will be the first in which many foreign students will have to pay to study at Swedish universities. But Stockholm University hopes the number of overseas students will remain just as high as in the past.