Merkel: EU must not dictate ECB action

Merkel: EU must not dictate ECB action

European Union governments must not be allowed to decide European Central Bank (ECB) action at Wednesday’s summit on the eurozone debt crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

Court tells Google how to avoid liability for blog posts

Court tells Google how to avoid liability for blog posts

Germany’s highest civil court has set out a process by which web hosts can avoid liability for libellous blog posts, in a decision which Google described as striking a blow for freedom of expression and information in the internet.

Russian spies suspected of stealing car secrets

Russian spies suspected of stealing car secrets

The two alleged Russian spies arrested last week are suspected of stealing secrets from German car manufacturers, after it emerged one of them worked in the auto industry for the past 20 years.

Stone Age leftovers show a gradual move from fish to milk diets

Stone Age leftovers show a gradual move from fish to milk diets

Stone Age cooking pots found in the Baltic Sea show that people only gradually changed their diet as the first farm animals were kept and milk started to become available as well as oils from marine animals.

Football referees protest surging violence

Football referees protest surging violence

German referees are protesting what they say is an increase in violence and threats directed against them at lower division football matches. The situation has deteriorated to the point that some officials are boycotting specific teams.

Deutsche Bank sees drop in profit, not confidence

Deutsche Bank sees drop in profit, not confidence

Germany's top lender Deutsche Bank announced Tuesday a 37-percent drop in third quarter profits due to the financial downturn but said it was confident it could face the economic crisis without public capital.

Smart posters offer speedy shopping while waiting for a train

Smart posters offer speedy shopping while waiting for a train

German commuters are being confronted with the first smart-poster shops in Europe – which have a scan-and-go procedure for smartphones allowing purchases to be made while waiting for a train.

Calls grow for national design museum

Calls grow for national design museum

Despite the worldwide acclaim German-designed products receive, there's no national museum for design. But that could soon change.

US airman: I saw hate in Frankfurt shooter’s eyes

US airman: I saw hate in Frankfurt shooter’s eyes

A US airman told a court he saw “hatred” in the eyes of Arid Uka as the 21-year-old tried to shoot him in the face after killing two American military personnel during a rampage at Frankfurt Airport.

Corruption probe into Rolls Royce and Daimler’s newest subsidiary

Corruption probe into Rolls Royce and Daimler’s newest subsidiary

Prosecutors are investigating corruption allegations at Daimler and Rolls Royce's newest subsidiary, German specialist engine manufacturer Tognum.

Casino to return famed painting stolen by Nazis

Casino to return famed painting stolen by Nazis

A German casino on Tuesday will return a 300-year-old Dutch painting stolen by the Nazis from German-Jewish art dealer Max Stern's estate, one of his beneficiaries announced.