Family accused of enslaving woman

Family accused of enslaving woman

A German family of three has been arrested on charges of keeping a 20-year-old woman as a slave for nearly a year in their home until her escape last weekend, prosecutors said Thursday.

Berlin open to Libyan peacekeeping role

Berlin open to Libyan peacekeeping role

Germany has so far refused pressure from its NATO allies to join the militarily mission against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, but Berlin said Thursday it might send troops to the North African country after he's been deposed.

Typist of Schindler’s list dies

Typist of Schindler’s list dies

The man who typed up Oskar Schindler's list that helped save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, Mietek Pemper, has died in Germany aged 91, the Bavarian city where he lived said Thursday.

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Car salesman accused of killing customer to hide cash theft

A 29-year-old car salesman in North Rhine-Westphalia has confessed to stealing a customer’s money and then killing the man to hide his crime, the police said on Thursday.

GM reportedly considering selling Opel

GM reportedly considering selling Opel

US carmaker General Motors is once again considering selling it’s troubled German unit Opel, according to the media on Thursday. Opel dismissed the reports as "speculation."

Scandal-hit insurer overcharged retirement savers

Scandal-hit insurer overcharged retirement savers

Already grappling with a now notorious sex-party scandal, the Hamburg-Mannheimer subsidiary of German insurance company Ergo reportedly overcharged 70,000 customers some €160 million (€234 million) for state-subsidized pension saving schemes.

Klose signs with Lazio

Klose signs with Lazio

Germany striker Miroslav Klose has signed a two-year deal with Italian side Lazio after failing to agree on a contract extension with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Microsoft offers opt-out for ‘Streetside’ online map service

Microsoft offers opt-out for ‘Streetside’ online map service

US tech giant Microsoft has decided to offer Germans the ability to opt out of its online map service “Streetside” after pressure from privacy advocates.

What’s on in Germany: June 9 – 15

What’s on in Germany: June 9 – 15

This Week's Highlights: Greek theatre in Dresden, baroque opera in Frankfurt, and Carnival of Cultures in Berlin.

Months after letter bomb scare, air cargo security still lacking

Months after letter bomb scare, air cargo security still lacking

Months after terrorists sneaked a letter bomb past German airport cargo checks all the way into the Chancellery mail room, logistics security reportedly remains lacking as inspection jobs remain unfilled.

E. coli death toll hits 30

E. coli death toll hits 30

The death toll from an outbreak of killer bacteria centred on Germany jumped to at least 30 on Thursday, as EU and Russian leaders got ready to cross swords over Moscow's ban on EU vegetables.

Discovering Germany’s oldest hiking trail in Thuringia

Discovering Germany’s oldest hiking trail in Thuringia

Virtually unknown to foreigners, Germany’s oldest hiking trail, the Rennsteig, winds deep into the country’s “green heart” in Thuringia. Gentle panoramic views, a host of outdoor activities and cosy hospitality make for a restorative getaway.