Former church leader criticizes German arms industry

Former church leader criticizes German arms industry

Margot Käßmann, former head of the German Protestant church, used her speech at an annual Christian convention on Thursday to question the morality of Germany's arms industry. President Christian Wulff was part of the audience.

WHO says deadly E. coli is new strain

WHO says deadly E. coli is new strain

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that its genetic tests suggest that Germany's deadly E. coli strain is a new mutation of two different bacteria with killer genes.

Another German soldier killed in Afghanistan

Another German soldier killed in Afghanistan

A German soldier was killed in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, five days after two others were killed in the same region. This is the third such attack on the Bundeswehr in nine days.

Catholic doctors offer homeopathic ‘treatment’ for homosexuality

Catholic doctors offer homeopathic ‘treatment’ for homosexuality

German gay and lesbian groups are outraged at an item posted on the website of an association of Catholic doctors that offers psychotherapy and homeopathic treatment for homosexuality.

Merkel calls on ASEAN to pressure Burma

Merkel calls on ASEAN to pressure Burma

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to openly discuss Burma's political and human rights problems before the country takes its turn as chair of the regional bloc.

E. coli fear grips Hamburg hospitals

E. coli fear grips Hamburg hospitals

Stephanie Lucka lives in fear - both her sons fell sick to a mysterious killer bacteria that has struck some 600 people in this north German city. One is still fighting for his life.