War crimes witness found dead in Germany

War crimes witness found dead in Germany

A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday.

‘Forest boy’ rejects help to find out who he is

‘Forest boy’ rejects help to find out who he is

The English-speaking boy who says he lived wild with his father in the forests near Berlin for five years, has told authorities he doesn’t want them to help find out who he is.

Soldier denies killing comrade in prank

Soldier denies killing comrade in prank

A German soldier who accidentally shot dead another soldier in Afghanistan testified Wednesday that the accident was caused by a jammed gun, not a prank. The 21-year-old is facing charges of manslaughter and disobeying orders.

Textbook Indian summer to provide warmth through weekend

Textbook Indian summer to provide warmth through weekend

The lowlands may be filled with swathes of morning fog, but most of Germany has been soaking in the sunny days of Altweibersommer, as the Germans call an Indian summer. And, according to the forecast, it isn’t over just yet.

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum dead at three

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum dead at three

Heidi, a cross-eyed opossum who became an internet and real-life sensation in Germany, winning three times more Facebook admirers than Chancellor Angela Merkel, died on Wednesday, Leipzig Zoo said.

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

After their surprise success in Berlin’s state election, Germany’s Pirate Party has started to navigate national interest as well. According to a survey published Wednesday, the Pirates have captured seven percent of the electorate.

Dismantling nuke plants to cost €18 billion

Dismantling nuke plants to cost €18 billion

Just dismantling Germany’s nuclear power plants during the country’s phaseout from nuclear energy will cost power companies about €18 billion alone, according to a new study by a consulting firm.

Man admits multi-million euro art forgery

Man admits multi-million euro art forgery

A German man has admitted engaging in a spectacular series of art forgeries, faking at least 14 “masterpieces” that he said were the work of famous artists and selling them for millions of euros.

Abuse victims say pope ‘very upset’ at meeting

Abuse victims say pope ‘very upset’ at meeting

Two of the five victims of church abuse who had a private meeting with Pope Benedict XVI last Friday have described the encounter.

State premier questions constitutional debt-brake

State premier questions constitutional debt-brake

Saarland State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has said that Germany's constitutional restriction on allowing debt to go above a certain level has been made redundant by the financial crisis.

Bayern Munich outclass Manchester City

Bayern Munich outclass Manchester City

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes hailed the performances of stars Franck Ribéry and Bastian Schweinsteiger as 'world-class' after their 2-0 Champions League win over Manchester City.