Friedrich: Muslims must help catch extremists

Friedrich: Muslims must help catch extremists

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said on Tuesday Muslims should help root out Islamists in their community, announcing a new initiative targeting extremists like the one responsible for a recent deadly attack on US soldiers in Frankfurt.

Inflation, global unrest upsetting consumers

Inflation, global unrest upsetting consumers

German consumer sentiment has been hit by fears of inflation and an unsettled international environment, causing the first dip in an important confidence index in 10 months, the GfK institute said Tuesday.

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

The strict diet for Germany’s beloved cross-eyed opossum Heidi is taking effect. The furry marsupial has lost almost half a kilo and is much healthier than when she was rescued, the Leipzig Zoo said Tuesday.

Brazilian busted driving 291 kph on autobahn

Brazilian busted driving 291 kph on autobahn

A 22-year-old Brazilian man has been caught driving at an eye-watering 291 kilometres per hour (181 mph) on the autobahn, almost three times the speed limit, police said.

Deutsche Bahn halts Stuttgart 21 construction

Deutsche Bahn halts Stuttgart 21 construction

Construction work for the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project will cease until Baden-Württemberg’s new state government has been formed, Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn said Tuesday.

Kidnapped doctor put on trial for murder in France

Kidnapped doctor put on trial for murder in France

A German cardiologist went on trial on Tuesday for the 1982 death of the daughter of a Frenchman who took justice into his own hands and had the doctor kidnapped, bound and delivered to a French courthouse.

Eurofighter jet drops fuel tanks during training flight

Eurofighter jet drops fuel tanks during training flight

The Luftwaffe has admitted that a German Eurofighter jet accidentally lost two external tanks filled with fuel over the countryside near the Bavarian city of Augsburg during a training flight.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to work from Berlin

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to work from Berlin

Ai Weiwei, perhaps China’s best-known artist, plans on moving to Berlin to escape growing repression in his home country, a media report said Tuesday.

Tanker sinks after explosions at refinery

Tanker sinks after explosions at refinery

Several explosions occurred on a tanker ship being loaded with fuel at the Lingen-Holthausen refinery in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia late on Monday, police said. The vessel caught fire and sank.

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

Brüderle quits state leadership post after election disaster

Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle stepped down from his position as the Free Democrats‘ state leader in Rhineland-Palatinate late on Monday. The move came after the pro-business party failed to clear the five-percent hurdle necessary to win seats in the legislature in Sunday’s election.

Germany second in global green energy race

Germany second in global green energy race

Germany has outpaced the United States as the number two player in clean energy while China keeps racing ahead as the world's green investment leader, a study said Tuesday.