Brüderle: nuclear power exit to cost billions

Brüderle: nuclear power exit to cost billions

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said Friday that a switch from nuclear power to alternative forms of energy could cost Europe's top economy up to €2 billion ($2.9 billion) per year.

Germans back troops for EU humanitarian mission in Libya

Germans back troops for EU humanitarian mission in Libya

A narrow majority of Germans back sending troops to Libya as part of an EU humanitarian mission, but reject accepting refugees from the North African country, according to a poll released on Friday.

Suspected serial killer admits to slaying 3 boys

Suspected serial killer admits to slaying 3 boys

Ten years after the murder of a nine-year-old child in Germany, police said Friday a man had confessed to killing him and two other boys and was suspected of further murders in France and the Netherlands.

Scientology recruiting kids through Facebook

Scientology recruiting kids through Facebook

The Church of Scientology has been using social networks such as Facebook and SchülerVZ to gain young German followers, prompting intelligence officials to ramp up surveillance on the controversial group, a media report said this week.

US slams Deutsche Bank for financial crisis role

US slams Deutsche Bank for financial crisis role

Almost three years after the global financial crisis, Germany’s Deutsche Bank has been slammed in a US Senate report for allegedly recklessly pushing worthless mortgage-backed securities to investors.

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt and Zsa Zsa Gabor want a baby

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt and Zsa Zsa Gabor want a baby

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, flamboyant German-born LA socialite and ninth husband to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor announced Friday that the elderly couple is planning to have a child with a surrogate mother.

Human traffickers sell children to paedophiles

Human traffickers sell children to paedophiles

An international band of human traffickers has been caught smuggling children to Germany from Haiti and beyond, then selling them to paedophiles, officials said Friday. The group allegedly posed as an aid organisation, luring the children with promises of a better life.

Friedrich aims to toughen anti-terror law

Friedrich aims to toughen anti-terror law

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich wants to significantly increase security officials’ power to fight terrorism, a move the Justice Ministry opposes, a media report said Friday.

Hamburg company hopes kites will make shipping greener

Hamburg company hopes kites will make shipping greener

A Hamburg-based company is producing giant kites to help power sea vessels and save fuel, hoping to harness not just the wind but a new will for energy efficiency.

April showers giving way to sunny weekend

April showers giving way to sunny weekend

After several days of chilly April showers, the Germany's weather is set to improve with increasing temperatures and widespread sunshine, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported.