Prosecutor downplays cannibalism in German’s Polynesia death

Prosecutor downplays cannibalism in German’s Polynesia death

The chief prosecutor in French Polynesia has denied reports that a cannibal ate a German tourist believed to have been murdered while visiting the island chain.

Details emerge of BND spy who aided Shalit deal

Details emerge of BND spy who aided Shalit deal

The head of German intelligence service Ernst Uhrlau last week indicated that his agents helped secure the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinians. One spy’s role was particularly crucial.

Broken tsunami warning system wastes millions

Broken tsunami warning system wastes millions

Germany has invested €45 million in a network of buoys that are supposed to warn Asians of an impending tsunami. But they don't work and even if they did they might be useless, according to news reports.

Investor confidence slides as debt crisis bites

Investor confidence slides as debt crisis bites

Evidence that the eurozone debt crisis is beginning to hurt the German economy sent investor confidence in Europe's largest economy to a three-year low, data showed on Tuesday.

Run on Steve Jobs’ German designer jumper

Run on Steve Jobs’ German designer jumper

In his last public appearance, Steve Jobs wore a sweater by exclusive Berlin label Von Rosen. Since his death earlier this month, the company has seen a huge rush in sales of the €420-cashmere turtleneck.

Right wing group tricks state into selling manor

Right wing group tricks state into selling manor

A person suspected of being associated with an alleged neo-Nazi group has bought a manor from the state of Thuringia, apparently breaking rules on selling state property to extremists.

Giant python fossil found in Bavaria

Giant python fossil found in Bavaria

The fossil of a python dating from about 15 million years ago has been discovered in Bavaria, first time proof that the reptile lived so far north, according to German palaeontologists.

US medic training on live pigs faces opposition

US medic training on live pigs faces opposition

A US company that trains military medics in field operations using live pigs is trying to bring its courses to Germany. Animal rights group PETA believes the company is using US Army protection to bypass German animal protection laws.

Deutsche Bank betting $4.9 billion in Las Vegas

Deutsche Bank betting $4.9 billion in Las Vegas

Deutsche Bank has invested almost $5 billion in casinos in Las Vegas, almost as much as its exposure to Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal put together, a British newspaper report said.

Jazzed up in Stuttgart

Jazzed up in Stuttgart

Buttoned-down Stuttgart might appear to be an unlikely jazz mecca, but the venerable music genre is making a comeback in the southwestern German city after being popularized by American GIs after the war. Tracy Moran reports.

Duisburg mayor faces recall election

Duisburg mayor faces recall election

Nearly 80,000 signatures have been collected to force a special election to recall Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland, who has clung to office since the deadly Love Parade disaster in 2010.