Crowd-funded ‘porno’ premieres in Berlin

Crowd-funded ‘porno’ premieres in Berlin

Erotic flick “Hotel Desire” is the first German film to be funded entirely by voluntary public donations. The so-called “porNEOgraphic” piece celebrated its official premiere this week in Berlin.

Christmas market visitors poisoned

Christmas market visitors poisoned

Police are hunting a man who visited two Christmas markets in Berlin Thursday evening and offered visitors a swig of a poisonous beverage that so sickened them that they had to be hospitalised.

States agree on plan to ban neo-Nazi party

States agree on plan to ban neo-Nazi party

The interior ministers of Germany’s 16 federal states agreed Friday to launch a new attempt to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Bundesbank sees sharp economic slowdown

Bundesbank sees sharp economic slowdown

Growth of the German economy will slow sharply next year as the crippling debt crisis puts the brakes on activity in Europe's economic powerhouse, the Bundesbank, said Friday.

Duisburg mayor faces corruption probe

Duisburg mayor faces corruption probe

Adolf Sauerland, mayor of the Rhineland city of Duisburg, already under pressure for his alleged responsibility for the Love Parade tragedy, has been accused of knowing that a party donation "was meant to influence him in some way."

Museum scared to open ancient Roman wine

Museum scared to open ancient Roman wine

Scientists want to study samples of the world’s oldest wine, currently on display at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in the western German city of Speyer. There’s just one problem: everyone’s afraid to open the bottle.

Cops search for more anarchist letter bombs

Cops search for more anarchist letter bombs

Police on Friday were still searching for explosive packages after an Italian far-left group claimed responsibility for a letter bomb sent to Deutsche Bank's CEO and said that others were in the post.

Deutsche Bahn set to rake in record profits

Deutsche Bahn set to rake in record profits

Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn is expecting to record its biggest-ever profits in the coming year, despite the threat of an economic downturn hanging over the country, a leaked report shows.

Western Nazi network aided terror trio

Western Nazi network aided terror trio

The neo-Nazi terrorist trio based in the eastern German town of Zwickau were aided by western counterparts in choosing their locations for murders, one far-right extremist has told investigators.

Exhausted Merkel hails ‘very important result’

Exhausted Merkel hails ‘very important result’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Friday that 23 members of the European Union would form a new fiscal union with tighter state budget controls, after negotiations ended at 5 am.