‘Bondage Fairies’ launch global USB treasure hunt

‘Bondage Fairies’ launch global USB treasure hunt

An enterprising band launched a technological treasure hunt this week, challenging fans to find their new song, pieces of which are on computer memory sticks hidden in public places around the world.

At least 25 Germans have burst boob implants

At least 25 Germans have burst boob implants

At least 25 German women have suffered ruptures of breast implants made by the discredited French company PIP, according to the regulatory Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM).

Merkel praises Italian economic reforms

Merkel praises Italian economic reforms

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said she had "great respect" for the economic reforms implemented by Italy, as the crisis-wracked country battles to bring down its debt.

Lufthansa positive on biofuel but delays use

Lufthansa positive on biofuel but delays use

German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday it would not start using biofuel despite positive results from a six-month testing period on flights between two German cities.

Pressure on Wulff now from own party

Pressure on Wulff now from own party

Embattled President Christian Wulff’s woes are continuing, with party colleagues piling on the pressure about his lack of transparency and open discussions being held about who could replace him.

Teacher in probe for ‘making bombs with kids’

Teacher in probe for ‘making bombs with kids’

A German teacher built pipe-bombs with his pupils, setting them off in front of the children who were not given ear or eye protection, according to allegations being investigated by public prosecutors.

Football hooligans ‘getting more violent’

Football hooligans ‘getting more violent’

Violence at football matches in Germany’s top leagues has reached record highs, leaving police struggling to control it, the Interior Ministry said this week.

Rays of light as Merkel seeks eurozone fixes

Rays of light as Merkel seeks eurozone fixes

Ratings agency Fitch offered a ray of light for the eurozone Tuesday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel met IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Greece's struggle to cut its debt, amid tentative signs of progress.

Cologne is country’s stalker capital

Cologne is country’s stalker capital

Those who could not sleep after watching "Fatal Attraction" might want to avoid Cologne, where there are more reports of stalking than any other major German city, according to an analysis of police crime data.