‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ pays to avoid plagiarism charges

‘Baron Cut-and-Paste’ pays to avoid plagiarism charges

German prosecutors said Wednesday they dropped a plagiarism probe against a former defence minister and mooted successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel after the multi-millionaire made a donation to charity.

3D Moon a ‘roadmap’ for lunar missions

3D Moon a ‘roadmap’ for lunar missions

German researchers have created a stunning 3D model of the Moon, using 70,000 images from NASA. They hope it will help lay the groundwork for future manned and unmanned lunar missions.

Baton-swinging cops in anti-nuke showdown

Baton-swinging cops in anti-nuke showdown

Baton-wielding French police battled anti-nuclear protesters Wednesday as the last convoy of German nuclear waste to be treated in France was prepared for its journey home.

Germany’s most legendary cars

Germany’s most legendary cars

Mercedes, BMW, Audi and VW – Germany is a nation of car nuts. The Local List counts down the country's most legendary rides.

Merkel ups heat on Greece, rebuffs Brussels

Merkel ups heat on Greece, rebuffs Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped up the pressure on Greece on Wednesday to commit to reforms, and held to her tough stance against European Commission proposals to introduce eurobonds.

Doctors botched dead porn star’s boob job

Doctors botched dead porn star’s boob job

The late German porn star known as “Sexy Cora” most likely died during breast augmentation surgery in January due to mistakes made by doctors, according to a formal investigation.

Neo-Nazi ties to far-right party probed

Neo-Nazi ties to far-right party probed

Germany's far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) may have had closer relationships with banned neo-Nazi groups than previously known, revelations that may give ammunition to those trying to ban the party.

Two dead in massive Brandenburg pileup

Two dead in massive Brandenburg pileup

Two people have died and nine people have been severely injured in a massive car crash on the A9 motorway in Brandenburg.

Almost half of disabled women sexually abused

Almost half of disabled women sexually abused

A new study shows roughly half of all physically disabled women in Germany have been sexually abused during their youth. Women are also subjected to widespread physical abuse, according to the study.

Commerzbank shares tank massively

Commerzbank shares tank massively

Shares in Germany's second-biggest bank Commerzbank have plunged 15 percent to a historic low on fears that it may need far more capital than once thought to meet EU requirements.

Bayern book berth in Champions League knock-out round

Bayern book berth in Champions League knock-out round

France winger Franck Ribéry scored twice as Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League's knock-out phase with a 3-1 win over Villarreal on Tuesday.