Afghan police chief and German soldiers killed

Afghan police chief and German soldiers killed

The police chief of northern Afghanistan and two German soldiers were among seven people killed in a suicide bombing at the Takhar governor's office Saturday.

Herpes virus kills elephants in Berlin Zoo

Herpes virus kills elephants in Berlin Zoo

It hasn’t been a good year for Berlin Zoo. First celebrity polar bear Knut died suddenly in March, now a baby elephant has succumbed to a virus.

German judge appointed to oversee Mladic trial

German judge appointed to oversee Mladic trial

Germany’s Christoph Flügge has been appointed presiding judge in the forthcoming war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic.

Rosberg Escapes Monaco Crash Unharmed

Rosberg Escapes Monaco Crash Unharmed

German racing car driver Nico Rosberg was lucky to escape unscathed after a spectacular crash during a training session ahead of Saturday’s Monaco Grand Prix qualifying race.

Commission sees nuclear exit within decade

Commission sees nuclear exit within decade

Germany's energy ethics commission is to recommend a complete phaseout of nuclear power by 2021. The independent body’s report is due to be submitted to Chancellor Angela Merkel this weekend.

Deadly E.coli outbreak claims ninth victim

Deadly E.coli outbreak claims ninth victim

Authorities are struggling to determine the source of a deadly strain of bacteria in Germany that has already claimed nine victims.

‘Green’ cars battle for eco-marathon title

‘Green’ cars battle for eco-marathon title

It's a motor rally with a difference: souped-up "green" vehicles going head to head in an international eco-marathon to see who runs the longest on as little energy as possible.