Former Assange cohort says WikiLeaks is broken

Former Assange cohort says WikiLeaks is broken

Julian Assange’s estranged former collaborator at WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, said on Thursday the whistleblower website was effectively shut down and unable to accept any more sensitive information.

Guttenberg to fly in Eurofighter jet

Guttenberg to fly in Eurofighter jet

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Thursday said he intended to take a training flight in a Eurofighter jet this year. He justified his plan by saying he may one day have to authorize a mission using the attack aircraft.

Man accused of having eight children with step-daughter

Man accused of having eight children with step-daughter

A man is to appear in a German court on sexual assault and child abuse charges next week after being accused of conceiving eight children with his step-daughter.

Daimler hit with EADS insider trading charges

Daimler hit with EADS insider trading charges

French judges have charged the German auto giant Daimler in an insider trading scandal centring on the European defence group EADS, a judicial official said Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: February 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: February 10 – 16

This Week's Highlights: The Berlinale begins in Berlin, Finnish musicians perform in Hamburg, and storytime in Munich takes on a Valentine's Day theme.

Winter to return

Winter to return

This week’s unseasonably mild weather is likely to give way to wintry conditions in the coming days, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported Thursday.

DAX companies oppose gender quota

DAX companies oppose gender quota

A new survey shows Germany’s largest companies are overwhelmingly opposed to a mandatory quota for women in executive positions, with only one firm coming out in favour.

Winnenden father found guilty of manslaughter

Winnenden father found guilty of manslaughter

Nearly two years after a deadly school rampage in the southern German town of Winnenden, the father of the shooter was given a suspended sentence of one year and nine months because he failed to keep the gun used in the killings locked away.

Wetten, dass? turns 30

Wetten, dass? turns 30

German TV institution Wetten, dass...? celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday. The 193rd installment is the first since the show was thrown into crisis by an accident that paralyzed one of its contestants.

VW hopes mini Vader ad will boost US sales

VW hopes mini Vader ad will boost US sales

Volkswagen is hoping to jumpstart sales in the United States after scoring a huge hit at the Super Bowl with its ad featuring a mini Darth Vader.

Pensioners want kids out of residential areas

Pensioners want kids out of residential areas

The German Child Protection Association has reacted angrily to a proposal from a senior citizens’ organization to remove children’s day care centres from residential areas.

Farmers angry over minister’s animal protection plan

Farmers angry over minister’s animal protection plan

Germany’s farmers have expressed outrage over Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner’s planned animal protection legislation, saying her suggestions imply they don’t care about the issue.

Germany fail to break Italian curse

Germany fail to break Italian curse

Germany failed to break their 15-year-old run without a win over Italy on Wednesday as striker Giuseppe Rossi came off the bench to score a late equaliser and seal Wednesday's 1-1 friendly draw.