Group to return items from Nazi camp victims

Group to return items from Nazi camp victims

Sixty-six years after the end of World War II, an international organisation Thursday launched a drive to return personal belongings, including wallets and photographs, to concentration camp victims.

De Maizière says Germany must pull its weight abroad militarily

De Maizière says Germany must pull its weight abroad militarily

German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière Thursday said his country should be prepared to pull its weight militarily abroad, taking part in international operations even when Berlin's interests are not directly at stake.

Woman shot dead after knifing police officer

Woman shot dead after knifing police officer

A woman was shot dead by a policewoman in Frankfurt on Thursday after she stabbed another officer with a knife following a dispute at a job centre.

Artist told to cover willy in ad row

Artist told to cover willy in ad row

Organisers of an art exhibition in Baden-Württemberg have been told to cover up the penis of a sculpture depicting a naked man before posters advertising the show will be allowed to go on public display.

Berlin ‘respects’ decision to quit by Strauss-Kahn

Berlin ‘respects’ decision to quit by Strauss-Kahn

Germany said Thursday it respected Dominique Strauss-Kahn's decision to quit as head of the International Monetary Fund, saying it will allow the lender to get back quickly to normality.

What’s on in Germany: May 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: May 19 – 25

This Week's Highlights: Jewish films and Arabic graffiti in Berlin, cherry blossoms in Hamburg, and Frankfurt celebrates its famous green sauce.

Acid truck crash closes road to Stuttgart Airport

Acid truck crash closes road to Stuttgart Airport

Motorists heading for Stuttgart Airport on Thursday morning were told to take the train instead after a tanker truck of acid crashed into a truck carrying petrol on a nearby motorway, blocking it completely in both directions.

Towns face shrinking budgets if census reveals smaller populations

Towns face shrinking budgets if census reveals smaller populations

University towns across Germany could face reduced budgets as a result of the census currently being conducted – as it is likely to reveal their populations are smaller than previously assumed.

Insurance firm held sex party for sales reps

Insurance firm held sex party for sales reps

A Hamburg insurance company has admitted organising a sex party for its 100 best representatives, where around 20 prostitutes were on hand, complete with colour-coded wrist bands to indicate who could use them.

Carmakers rethink sustainability approach amid E10 fuel fiasco

Carmakers rethink sustainability approach amid E10 fuel fiasco

Germany's introduction of the E10 biofuel has been a public-relations disaster. But as Alexander Bakst reports, the auto industry is already rethinking its approach to sustainability.