Earthquake rattles Rhine-Main region

Earthquake rattles Rhine-Main region

An earthquake measuring at least 4.4 on the Richter scale shook the Rhine-Main region on Monday. According to geologists, earthquakes of such magnitude are rare in Germany.

Space Nazis colonize the moon in fan-funded film

Space Nazis colonize the moon in fan-funded film

What would have happened if the Nazis escaped to the Moon after World War II? The space fascists thrive and one day return to attack Earth, according to a fan-backed “science fiction black comedy” film set for release in 2012.

Sandy the penguin finds love among her own kind

Sandy the penguin finds love among her own kind

After living the romantic wild life by swooning for males of different ages and species, Sandy the penguin has found love again just in time for Valentine's Day. But is the bird with unusual taste in boyfriends finally ready to settle down at the Münster Zoo?

New German candidate for ECB possible

New German candidate for ECB possible

Germany said Monday it may still present a new German candidate for the European Central Bank presidency after front-runner Axel Weber's dramatic resignation last week undid its well-laid plans.

Siemens ready to spend billions on takeovers

Siemens ready to spend billions on takeovers

Industrial giant Siemens is preparing to spend billions of euros on new acquisitions, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Monday. In particular, the company is eyeing a big expansion of its power network and automation businesses.

Water utility referendum a ‘cold shower’ for Berlin

Water utility referendum a ‘cold shower’ for Berlin

Berliners pushed through the city-state’s first successful referendum on Sunday, with almost everyone at the polls voting in favour of complete disclosure of the German capital’s water utility contracts.

DHL ends delivery and assembly service for Ikea and Karstadt

DHL ends delivery and assembly service for Ikea and Karstadt

Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL said on Monday it will no longer deliver and assemble goods from Ikea and department store Karstadt. Customers who need help putting together their Billy bookshelves are now on their own.

Animal protection means higher food prices, minister says

Animal protection means higher food prices, minister says

While the recent dioxin scandal in Germany has many calling for new agriculture and livestock practices, German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has said better animal protection will result in higher food prices.

Germany offers Egypt help in run-up to vote

Germany offers Egypt help in run-up to vote

The German government wants to help Egypt develop democratic institutions as it prepares for free elections, a senior official in the Foreign Ministry told the Berliner Zeitung on Monday.

Berlin takes home classical Grammy

Berlin takes home classical Grammy

One of the top classical Grammy Awards has gone to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Rundfunkchor Berlin in the category Best Opera Recording.