Online sex harassment among youths common

Online sex harassment among youths common

One sixth of German girls aged 10 to 18 have been sexually harassed on the internet, and one third of youngsters in that age group have had disturbing experiences online, a government study has found.

Museums aim to probe Nazi art seizures

Museums aim to probe Nazi art seizures

While many German art museums have well-established provenance research programmes to locate works stolen by the Nazis, institutions rarely reveal how they were entangled with the practice. But a new book by the Frankfurt’s Städel Museum may change this.

Germany ‘very worried’ about unrest in Egypt

Germany ‘very worried’ about unrest in Egypt

Germany is "very worried" by unrest in Egypt, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Wednesday, calling on all sides to refrain from violence and on Cairo to do more for human rights.

Man asks for police protection from sex-crazed wife

Man asks for police protection from sex-crazed wife

A desperate Turkish man living in Germany has turned to the police for protection from his wife's constant demands for sex, authorities said Wednesday.

Middle class shrinking

Middle class shrinking

Germany’s middle class has been steadily shrinking since the late 1990s, a leading economics think tank has found.

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Germany suspends global AIDS fund payments

Germany said on Wednesday it was suspending yearly payments of €200 million ($274 million) to the Global Fund Against AIDS, TB and Malaria following allegations of corruption.

VW unveils super-efficient ‘1-litre’ hybrid

VW unveils super-efficient ‘1-litre’ hybrid

Volkswagen has unveiled a new car that can cover 100 kilometres on less than a litre of petrol, making it the most fuel efficient hybrid in the world.

Dozens hurt in accidents as winter returns

Dozens hurt in accidents as winter returns

Slush and ice caused accidents that injured dozens of people across Germany on Wednesday, authorities reported. Meanwhile more snow is expected to accompany a cold front from the west, the German Weather Service (DWD).

Teen rising star shoots Schalke into semis

Teen rising star shoots Schalke into semis

Teenage super-sub Julian Draxler on Tuesday put Schalke 04 into the semi-finals of the German Cup after scoring an extra-time winner to seal a 3-2 victory over Nuremberg, just minutes after coming off the bench.

German student held on terror charges in Afghanistan

German student held on terror charges in Afghanistan

A German student is being held in the US Bagram air base prison in Afghanistan on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks, according to a Wednesday media report.

Inflation tipped to hit 4 percent

Inflation tipped to hit 4 percent

Consumers face a wave of rising prices with leading economists predicting on Wednesday that the inflation rate in Germany could hit 4 percent in coming years.

Film giant Eichinger dies of heart attack in LA

Film giant Eichinger dies of heart attack in LA

Germany’s most successful international film producer Bernd Eichinger, responsible for “The Neverending Story,” “Downfall” and the “Resident Evil” series, has died of a heart attack, his agent announced Tuesday night.