Hackers threaten more attacks on official computers after arrest

Hackers threaten more attacks on official computers after arrest

Police have arrested a man suspected of helping hack into German customs authority computer systems as part of a scheme to post sensitive data online earlier this month, prompting threats of further computer security attacks.

New show jumping queen crowned

New show jumping queen crowned

The world of international show jumping saw the queen of the sport unseated at the weekend, and a new German champion crowned.

Russian envoy slams retraction of Putin’s prize

Russian envoy slams retraction of Putin’s prize

Russia's ambassador to Berlin on Monday blasted the decision to cancel plans to award a private democracy prize to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin after a storm of protest in Germany.

Merkel defends handling of eurozone crisis

Merkel defends handling of eurozone crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her handling of the eurozone debt crisis, saying Germany was working to shore up the European currency and bring stability to Greece.

Expat-run studio marries cinema, painting and video in Berlin

Expat-run studio marries cinema, painting and video in Berlin

A film studio has opened its doors in an abandoned school gymnasium in Berlin, bridging the gap between the huge facilities in nearby Babelsberg, and the tiny do-it-yourself set-ups scattered the city. Melanie Sevcenko reports.

Daimler and Telekom face billion-euro loss on road toll fiasco

Daimler and Telekom face billion-euro loss on road toll fiasco

Daimler and Deutsche Telekom may have to strike a billion-euro compensation deal with the government over the disastrous introduction of a truck road toll in Germany more than six years ago.

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Girls leap from burning house onto trampoline

Two young girls escaped from a fire in their home by jumping out of the window – and safely onto a trampoline placed there by quick-thinking neighbours, police in Bavaria said over the weekend.

Rösler welcomes mooted Gazprom expansion

Rösler welcomes mooted Gazprom expansion

German Economy Minister Philipp Rösler would welcome increased investment by controversial Russian gas giant Gazprom - a topic for Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev this week

Stolen intelligence HQ plans threaten position of top spook

Stolen intelligence HQ plans threaten position of top spook

The leaked building plans for Germany’s BND intelligence service headquarters in Berlin were more sensitive than initially admitted, it has emerged, while political trust in the service’s president seems to be diminishing.

Germany looks to Spain and Greece for workers

Germany looks to Spain and Greece for workers

German authorities desperate to fill empty jobs needed to keep the economic upswing going are targeting professionals in crisis-hit countries like Spain, Greece and Portugal.