Breno to stay in custody for time being

Breno to stay in custody for time being

Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Breno will remain in custody under suspicion of serious arson, following a fire which destroyed his luxury home, after a remand review on Thursday.

Mirco’s murderer sentenced to life

Mirco’s murderer sentenced to life

The murderer of a ten-year-old boy whose sexual abuse and murder sparked outrage across Germany was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

Survey: Former East less trusting than former West

Survey: Former East less trusting than former West

A team of German and British social scientists have published a new study into trust in more than 50 countries. Germany as a whole ranked in the top ten, although those in the western part are more trusting than easterners.

RTL reviewing security after Kurds storm studio

RTL reviewing security after Kurds storm studio

German television network RTL is reviewing its security arrangements after a group of Kurdish sympathizers stormed one of their Cologne studios and staged a sit-in protest.

Streaming video with the power of LEDs

Streaming video with the power of LEDs

The same diode light that powered the wrist-calculator in 1980s classrooms is growing into something much more formidable. A Berlin research team is using the technology to stream HD video across a room. Michael Dumiak paid a visit.

Merkel’s coalition holds, passes euro bailout

Merkel’s coalition holds, passes euro bailout

The Bundestag approved the expansion of the eurozone bailout fund by a huge majority on Thursday. Chancellor Angela Merkel breathed a sigh of relief as 315 government MPs voted her way, averting a damaging revolt.

Unemployment reaches 20-year low

Unemployment reaches 20-year low

Flying in the face of apparent economic woes, unemployment in Germany fell sharply to 6.6 percent in September, the lowest in 20 years, the Federal Labour Agency said Thursday.

Merkel faces major test in debt vote

Merkel faces major test in debt vote

German MPs were set to back a beefed-up fund for debt-laden eurozone countries Thursday in a vote both key to stemming financial turmoil and a landmark test of Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership.

What’s on in Germany: September 29 – October 5

What’s on in Germany: September 29 – October 5

This Week's Highlights: A reunification party in Berlin, Picasso portraits in Cologne, and film festivals in Munich and Hamburg.

Germany third most attractive for business, says survey

Germany third most attractive for business, says survey

A new survey has found that Germany is the world’s third favourite destination for international companies, behind China and the United States.

Experts urge vaccinations as tick diseases increase

Experts urge vaccinations as tick diseases increase

Health experts are urging an inoculation campaign after what officials say is an increase in tick-related diseases in southern Germany.

Men convicted for radical internet posts

Men convicted for radical internet posts

Three German men have been convicted in Munich on Wednesday of supporting terrorism for posting radical propaganda videos online.