Bird doused with beer and stuffed in ticket vending machine

Bird doused with beer and stuffed in ticket vending machine

Animal abusers doused a cockatiel with beer and stuffed it in a train station’s ticket machine in Saxony, before a firefighter rescued the frightened bird.

Barbed wire attacks leave bikers scared of decapitation

Barbed wire attacks leave bikers scared of decapitation

Murder squad detectives in Brandenburg are investigating a series of attacks using barbed wire strung up across routes used by motocross riders which left one man fighting for his life and several others injured.

BaFin orders insurers to disclose bank holdings

BaFin orders insurers to disclose bank holdings

The German financial watchdog BaFin has ordered insurers to disclose the exact amount of their financial investments with banks by next month, the Financial Times Deutschland reported Monday.

Website revolutionizes wheelchair accessibility

Website revolutionizes wheelchair accessibility

Just over a year after its launch, a revolutionary German website is reshaping the lives of wheelchair users with online information about the accessibility of thousands of locations worldwide.

CIA spied on allied BND

CIA spied on allied BND

American spies have been keeping tabs on their Teutonic counterparts for decades – not only the East Germans of the Cold War, but also allied West Germans, according to newly released documents.

Eurozone rescue plan to lean on banks

Eurozone rescue plan to lean on banks

Eurozone crisis talks in Brussels over the weekend took small steps towards agreement, it emerged on Monday morning, as negotiations continued to put details to Germany’s parliament by the end of the day.

Bayern’s league march halted by 2-1 defeat to Hannover

Bayern’s league march halted by 2-1 defeat to Hannover

German league leaders Bayern Munich saw their 13-match unbeaten run ended on Sunday when they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Hannover in a bad-tempered Bundesliga match.

At least 7,500 protest night flights at expanded Berlin airport

At least 7,500 protest night flights at expanded Berlin airport

At least 7,500 people spent a chilly Sunday protesting the night-time flight plans for Berlin’s expanded international airport at Schönefeld, complaining they only had 224 more undisturbed nights of sleep to go.

Germany offers help to Turkish quake victims

Germany offers help to Turkish quake victims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed sympathy for victims of the Turkish earthquake expected to have killed at least 1,000 people and left many more injured or homeless on Sunday.

Phelps shines in Berlin swim meet

Phelps shines in Berlin swim meet

US swim star Michael Phelps finished Berlin's World Cup short-course meet on Sunday with four victories in four world best times this year as the 14-time Olympic champion continued his preparations for London 2012.