Frankfurt bouncers held in Briton’s beating death

Frankfurt bouncers held in Briton’s beating death

Five security personnel have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the beating death of a British man visiting a popular Frankfurt techno club.

Typo turns Eurovision gay

Typo turns Eurovision gay

Organizers for next month's Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf admitted on Wednesday an embarrassing typo in an informational pamphlet for the competition mixed up the German words for “schools” with “gays.”

Volkswagen sets sales record in first quarter

Volkswagen sets sales record in first quarter

Volkswagen reported a three-fold profit leap Wednesday and said it had sold two million cars in the three months from January through March, a new milestone for the biggest car maker in Europe.

Germany ‘strongly’ backs EU sanctions on Syria

Germany ‘strongly’ backs EU sanctions on Syria

Germany on Wednesday said it would strongly back European Union sanctions against Syria over its bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Booty haul: thieves clean out dominatrix studio

Booty haul: thieves clean out dominatrix studio

Thieves broke into a studio belonging to a dominatrix in the Saxon city of Zwickau and stole whips, chains and other sex toys, police said Wednesday.

Löw dismisses gay and toupee rumours

Löw dismisses gay and toupee rumours

In an unusually frank personal interview, Germany's national football coach Joachim Löw has denied wearing a toupee and waved away rumours that he is homosexual.

Job market finally opens to eastern Europeans

Job market finally opens to eastern Europeans

Germany put off opening its borders to eastern European workers until the last possible minute, but as May 1 now approaches, some fear a golden opportunity has already been missed.

Firefighters quench huge forest blaze near Aachen

Firefighters quench huge forest blaze near Aachen

More than 300 firefighters near Aachen on the Belgian border fought back the region's biggest forest fire in 60 years early this week.

Iconic Hamburg harbour canteen gets a makeover

Iconic Hamburg harbour canteen gets a makeover

Weißwurst in Hamburg? Jiffer Bourguignon heads down to the harbour to report on the revival of one of the city’s legendary eateries.

Two thirds of joggers may be damaging themselves

Two thirds of joggers may be damaging themselves

Up to two thirds of casual joggers may actually be risking their health by overstraining themselves and ignoring body stress and pain, a study commissioned by German health insurer AOK has found.

Hugh ‘House’ Laurie plays New Orleans blues in Hamburg

Hugh ‘House’ Laurie plays New Orleans blues in Hamburg

British actor Hugh Laurie, best known as “House” from the hit US medical drama, will make his German musical debut in Hamburg on Wednesday.

Schalke’s prospects of Champs final dim

Schalke’s prospects of Champs final dim

Manchester United produced a devastating attacking performance to record a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.