University: Guttenberg wilfully plagiarised

University: Guttenberg wilfully plagiarised

The University of Bayreuth Friday said former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg deliberately plagiarised his doctoral thesis, a charge which led to his resignation in March.

Controversial naval training ship sails into port as question linger

Controversial naval training ship sails into port as question linger

Germany's premier naval training vessel Gorch Fock returned to its base in Kiel on Friday months after reports emerged of a mutiny and unsafe conditions following a cadet’s death.

Balmy and dry weekend forecast

Balmy and dry weekend forecast

It might be time to test your beachwear for the summer, as dry and sunny weather heats up the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Friday.

Merkel fed up with energy firms over nuclear phaseout

Merkel fed up with energy firms over nuclear phaseout

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s relationship with German energy companies has reportedly so deteriorated that she no longer wants to meet with their executives to discuss how best to phase out the use of nuclear power.

Lufthansa traffic hit by Japan disaster

Lufthansa traffic hit by Japan disaster

The head of German flag carrier Lufthansa said Friday that Japan bookings have fallen since the earthquake and tsunami in March but he hoped demand would stabilise in the second and third quarters.

Woman ‘misplaces’ her car in Munich for 39 days

Woman ‘misplaces’ her car in Munich for 39 days

A woman who “misplaced” her car while on a visit to Munich has finally retrieved her Audi after more than a month of searching in vain.

Several children injured as truck rams school bus

Several children injured as truck rams school bus

Several children were injured after a truck rammed their school bus in Gummersbach east of Cologne on Friday morning.

Düsseldorf terror plot uncovered via passenger data from US

Düsseldorf terror plot uncovered via passenger data from US

German authorities were alerted to a terrorist plot in Düsseldorf by US authorities using airline passenger data, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported Friday.

Germans say bin Laden’s death no cause for joy

Germans say bin Laden’s death no cause for joy

Most Germans see no reason to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden and think the US government should have put the terrorist leader on trial rather than killed him, according to a poll published Friday.

Merkel plays down French rift over Palestine

Merkel plays down French rift over Palestine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel late on Thursday played down differences with France on recognition of a Palestinian state, saying they shared the goal of a quick relaunch of Middle East peace talks.

Stuttgart gets revved up for automotive summer

Stuttgart gets revved up for automotive summer

A nation of car buffs, Germany is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile this year. Tracy Moran looks at how Stuttgart, the country’s motor city, is revving up for the festivities.