Spacey thriller vies for Berlinale honours

Spacey thriller vies for Berlinale honours

A financial crisis thriller starring Kevin Spacey and Demi Moore and a French 3D animated feature will vie for the top prizes at next month's Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday.

Once upon a time in Frankfurt

Once upon a time in Frankfurt

Frankfurt might be famous for its tall buildings, but as Rhea Wessel discovers, it’s also the perfect place for listening to tall tales.

Rwandan genocide trial opens in Frankfurt

Rwandan genocide trial opens in Frankfurt

A former Rwandan mayor went on trial Tuesday accused of ordering three Tutsi massacres during the country's 1994 genocide, in the first such case prosecuted in Germany.

Damning report rules out Deutsche Bahn share sale

Damning report rules out Deutsche Bahn share sale

German rail provider Deutsche Bahn must give up plans to sell shares on the stock market due to grave service failures this winter, according to a Transportation Ministry report to be released this week.

Croat embassy grenade an extremist ‘warning’

Croat embassy grenade an extremist ‘warning’

A grenade found in a parcel sent to the Croatian embassy in Berlin was sent as a warning to the Croatian and Serbian presidents who advocate good ties between the former foes, the Balkan nation's media reported Tuesday.

Investor sentiment soars

Investor sentiment soars

German financial market confidence surged this month as investors welcomed strong industrial orders, low interest rates and positive US data, the ZEW research institute said Tuesday.

Capsized acid ship near Loreley threatens to sink

Capsized acid ship near Loreley threatens to sink

A capsized ship containing tonnes of sulphuric acid is threatening to sink, an official said on Tuesday, potentially endangering the Rhine River with its hazardous cargo.

Galileo satellite boss suspended over WikiLeaks cable

Galileo satellite boss suspended over WikiLeaks cable

The head of a German firm working on Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system has been suspended after a WikiLeaks cable cited him as describing it as a "stupid idea," the company said on Tuesday.

Flooding still critical along many rivers

Flooding still critical along many rivers

Floodwaters remained high across parts of Germany on Tuesday, with officials reporting critical levels as rivers continued to swell from heavy rain and snow melt.

Neo-Nazis using sports clubs to spread message, researcher says

Neo-Nazis using sports clubs to spread message, researcher says

Right-wing extremists have begun infiltrating sports clubs to influence young people across the country, a leading researcher said Tuesday, calling the situation a pressing problem.

Huge chunk falls off Rügen’s famous coastline

Huge chunk falls off Rügen’s famous coastline

The northern German island of Rügen lost another 15,000 cubic metres of its famous chalk cliff coastline to the Baltic Sea this week, police in Stralsund said Tuesday.

Aigner calls for state support at dioxin summit

Aigner calls for state support at dioxin summit

Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner on Tuesday urged state officials to implement a federal action plan that aims to prevent future food contamination ahead of special government summit on the dioxin animal feed scandal.