Stone Age erotic art found in Bavaria

Stone Age erotic art found in Bavaria

Researchers in Bavaria have discovered the first examples of German Stone Age cave art including carvings of nude women that may have been used in fertility rites, officials said Wednesday.

ECB says Greek bond purchase plan plausible

ECB says Greek bond purchase plan plausible

The European Central Bank's German chief economist said Wednesday that a proposal for an EU rescue fund to buy Greek bonds might work but that markets would likely still feel Athens had defaulted on its debt.

Passengers shun airports after flight tax

Passengers shun airports after flight tax

Passenger statistics for this year’s first six months appear to show that Germany’s new flight tax is driving thrifty flyers away from German airports and to neighbouring countries.

Niebel says arms sales ‘compatible’ with human rights

Niebel says arms sales ‘compatible’ with human rights

Development Minister Dirk Niebel has waded into the controversy surrounding a deal to sell tanks to Saudi Arabia, saying German weapons exports can be compatible with human rights by stabilizing an entire region.

Southeast braces for heavy rains and flooding

Southeast braces for heavy rains and flooding

A broad swath of southeastern Germany has been warned to brace for potentially torrential rains and flooding for the rest of the week.

Court releases Thai prince’s impounded jet

Court releases Thai prince’s impounded jet

A German court on Wednesday ordered the release of an aircraft flown by the Thai crown prince impounded in Germany on receipt of a €20-million ($28.2-million) bank guarantee.

Justice minster rejects outing sex offenders as post-jail regime still unclear

Justice minster rejects outing sex offenders as post-jail regime still unclear

Germany will not name and shame sex criminals by putting their details on the internet, Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has stated, knocking back a suggestion made by a police union leader.

Animal collection causes stink after dog defecation complaints

Animal collection causes stink after dog defecation complaints

Authorities have removed more than 30 dogs, cats and other pets from a Ruhr Valley flat after the owners built up a collection, possibly in revenge for complaints about the toilet habits of their first two dogs.

Consumer food ingredient website crashes on launch

Consumer food ingredient website crashes on launch

A German internet site promising to serve up dialogue with food producers about their products has crashed immediately after launching after attracting a hailstorm of criticism.

Merkel meets Sarkozy ahead of Euro summit

Merkel meets Sarkozy ahead of Euro summit

Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday evening in a hastily-arranged meeting a day before the European summit which will look at formulating a second rescue package for Greece.

Stressful pregnancies lead to anxious children

Stressful pregnancies lead to anxious children

Severe emotional stress experienced by women during pregnancy can make their children more timid and prone to psychological problems later in life, according to new German research.