Kabel BW sold to Liberty Global for €3.16 billion

Kabel BW sold to Liberty Global for €3.16 billion

Sweden's EQT fund announced Monday it was selling Kabel BW, Germany's number three cable operator, to US-based Liberty Global for €3.16 billion ($4.49 billion).

Autopsy searches for clues to Knut’s untimely demise

Autopsy searches for clues to Knut’s untimely demise

Vets on Monday began an autopsy on Knut, the Berlin Zoo's beloved polar bear, as fans left flowers, candles and poignant messages to mark his untimely demise.

918 Spyder supercar to be Porsche’s most expensive model ever

918 Spyder supercar to be Porsche’s most expensive model ever

Porsche announced Monday the sale of its most expensive model ever, the 918 Spyder hybrid “super sports car.” The luxury German carmaker will make just 918 units costing a cool €645,000 – before tax, that is.

Feathers fly at mass pillow fight in Berlin

Feathers fly at mass pillow fight in Berlin

A mass pillow fight erupted in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on Sunday with the aim of breaking the world record for pillow-wielding participants. In the festive atmosphere, even city police got a piece of the action.

Sugar price spike in Poland leads to rationing in border region

Sugar price spike in Poland leads to rationing in border region

Eastern German grocery stores have begun rationing sugar, as thrifty Poles cross the border to buy up the sweet staple for half the price in their own country. German customers are reportedly outraged.

Incest trucker confesses

Incest trucker confesses

A German trucker accused of sexually abusing his daughter and fathering eight children with his stepdaughter, confessed to all charges on Monday, a court spokesman said.

Germany’s cowardly foreign policy

Germany’s cowardly foreign policy

The German government’s decision not to participate in military action against Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi – primarily for domestic political reasons – is deeply irresponsible, argues Markus Horeld from ZEIT ONLINE.

Group offers to take in young Japanese to avoid nuclear fallout

Group offers to take in young Japanese to avoid nuclear fallout

A chapter of the German-Japanese Society (DJG) on Monday invited young Japanese people to stay for several months in Erfurt to avoid the dangers of possible nuclear fallout from the Fukushima power plant.

Westerwelle finds reason to fear Libya mission

Westerwelle finds reason to fear Libya mission

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday said Arab League criticism of alliance action in Libya showed that Germany had "good reasons" to fear military intervention.

New flight tax pushing passengers to airports abroad

New flight tax pushing passengers to airports abroad

This year’s new flight tax has brought in far less money than expected, a media report said Monday. Frugal Germans may be using airports across the country’s borders to save money.

Neo-Nazis face court for online radio content

Neo-Nazis face court for online radio content

Eighteen operators of a right-wing extremist online radio station face a Koblenz court on Monday for incitement of hatred. They face up to five years in prison.