‘Nazi guard’ Demjanjuk faces six years in jail

‘Nazi guard’ Demjanjuk faces six years in jail

German prosecutors Tuesday said John Demjanjuk should serve a six-year jail term for helping to murder 27,900 Jews during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard during World War II.

Knut died of brain disorder

Knut died of brain disorder

Berlin's celebrity polar bear Knut, who died suddenly over the weekend, likely fell victim to an undiagnosed brain disorder, his zoo said Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank to pay investing compensation

Deutsche Bank to pay investing compensation

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, on Tuesday was told to pay €541,000 ($768,000) in compensation to a client who had not been sufficiently informed of the risks of certain financial products, the court said.

Snowflakes forecast for weekend

Snowflakes forecast for weekend

The weather will remain sunny and pleasant for most of the week, but spring isn’t here to stay just yet, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Tuesday. Cold and even a few snowflakes could return this weekend.

Retailer Metro warns of difficult path ahead

Retailer Metro warns of difficult path ahead

Metro, the third biggest global retail group, posted solid 2010 results Tuesday but could now be hit by government austerity measures, political unrest and effects of Asian catastrophes and nuclear crisis.

Incest trucker receives maximum jail sentence

Incest trucker receives maximum jail sentence

A German court on Tuesday jailed an ex-trucker for 14 and a half years for sexually abusing his daughter, stepson and stepdaughter, with whom he fathered eight children.

Schäuble says Islam is part of Germany

Schäuble says Islam is part of Germany

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Tuesday warned Germany must not discriminate against its Muslim population, saying that Islam was a part of its society. His comments contrast starkly with those of the country's new conservative interior minister.

Study finds high concentration of chemicals at kindergartens

Study finds high concentration of chemicals at kindergartens

Many German kindergartens have three times the level of dangerous chemicals than an average household, posing serious health risks to children, a study released on Tuesday revealed.

Bundeswehr general optimistic as Afghan regions tipped for handover

Bundeswehr general optimistic as Afghan regions tipped for handover

With seven regions set to be turned over to Afghan troops this summer, Bundeswehr Gen. Bruno Kasdorf said Tuesday he was cautiously optimistic about the situation in the strife-torn country.

More reactor closures ‘could cause blackouts’

More reactor closures ‘could cause blackouts’

If any more nuclear power plants are taken off the grid in Germany, the country would be in danger of blackouts and higher electricity prices, the German Energy Agency (DENA) said Tuesday.

BASF boosts Russian gas pipeline

BASF boosts Russian gas pipeline

Russia's bid to build a rival to a US-backed gas pipeline to Europe received a major boost this week when the project was joined by the hydrocarbon subsidiary of the German powerhouse BASF.