Spectacular art forgery trial begins in Cologne

Spectacular art forgery trial begins in Cologne

One of the most audacious art forgery cases in German history went on trial in Cologne on Thursday, with four people accused of making €16 million euros from selling fake modern masterpieces.

Relatives of Kunduz bomb victims to sue

Relatives of Kunduz bomb victims to sue

A lawyer representing 74 relatives of those killed in an airstrike ordered by a German colonel in Afghanistan two years ago, announced Thursday that they would be seeking damages from the German government.

Scientists create microchip for monitoring tumours

Scientists create microchip for monitoring tumours

Scientists at the Technical University in Munich have developed a microchip that can be implanted next to a cancer to monitor its growth.

Public deficit drops to three-year low

Public deficit drops to three-year low

Germany announced on Thursday a drop in its public finance deficit to 0.6 percent during the first half of the year, the lowest level since early 2008.

US government blocks T-Mobile sale

US government blocks T-Mobile sale

Deutsche Telekom has suffered a major blow at the hands of the US Justice Department, which could block the sale of the German telecom giant's US subsidiary T-Mobile to the corporation AT&T.

Kids call Boetticher on voting age hypocrisy

Kids call Boetticher on voting age hypocrisy

Pupils in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein have written an open letter to Christian von Boetticher, criticizing the former head of the state's Christian Democrats for opposing a lower voting age while having an affair with a 16-year-old.

What’s on in Germany: September 1 – 7

What’s on in Germany: September 1 – 7

This Week's Highlights: Children's films screen in Frankfurt, Simon Rattle conducts in Cologne, and magical aquatic creatures parade through Berlin.

No one’s protecting Baltic Sea well, though Germany’s better than most

No one’s protecting Baltic Sea well, though Germany’s better than most

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says the nine countries with a Baltic Sea coast are not doing enough to protect the very polluted body of water, although Germany is doing better than most.

Alcohol ban begins on Hamburg public transport

Alcohol ban begins on Hamburg public transport

A ban on alcohol in Hamburg's public transport system starts Thursday – though drinkers are being given one month's grace before the €40 fines are levied.

Germany greets new Libyan ambassador

Germany greets new Libyan ambassador

Germany said Wednesday that it had recognized a new Libyan ambassador from the National Transitional Council opposed to Muammar Qaddafi.

Women footballers heat up the pitch for calendar

Women footballers heat up the pitch for calendar

Following a racy Playboy photo shoot by German football players ahead of the Women's World Cup this summer, twelve female footballers have gathered together for a sexy 2012 pin-up calendar.