German victim’s body ‘recovered from ship’

German victim’s body ‘recovered from ship’

The body of a German man killed on the Costa Concordia cruise ship was found on Tuesday, the Italian media said. Divers have recovered five more victims, bringing the confirmed death toll to 11.

Researchers make malaria breakthrough

Researchers make malaria breakthrough

German researchers announced Tuesday they had developed a process to make the most effective anti-malaria drug cheaper and easier to produce in large life-saving quantities.

Fiery German heads European Parliament

Fiery German heads European Parliament

Fiery German socialist Martin Schulz was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, replacing outgoing conservative former Polish premier Jerzy Buzek.

‘Kebab-Murders’ called ‘worst word of 2011’

‘Kebab-Murders’ called ‘worst word of 2011’

A jury of language experts has picked Döner-Morde (Kebab Murders) as 2011’s most despicable German word, saying that in the wake of racist murders the term reduced a victimised minority community to food hawkers.

Last GM crop developer leaves German soil

Last GM crop developer leaves German soil

BASF, the last firm still developing genetically modified crops in Germany is stopping its work, admitting defeat in the face of widespread European opposition to to the idea.

Freezing nights and frosty days this week

Freezing nights and frosty days this week

Those hoping that winter had given up on Germany this year should reach for their gloves – temperatures are set to plummet over the coming few days, resulting in frost and ice even in more protected areas.

Airports still stingy with their wireless internet

Airports still stingy with their wireless internet

German airports are slowly offering more free internet access, but progress is slow, with only Cologne Bonn Airport providing unlimited free surfing.

VW and BMW recall half a million cars

VW and BMW recall half a million cars

Volkswagen and BMW issued recalls on half a million cars this week – with VW warning that fuel lines in their most modern diesel engines can leak, and BMW saying their Minis could catch fire due to electrical problems.

Man tells court it was dog who strangled wife

Man tells court it was dog who strangled wife

A German man suspected of strangling his wife has pointed the finger at the family dog instead, saying the Labrador could have smothered her to death by accident.

Germans ‘stole’ Auschwitz personnel files

Germans ‘stole’ Auschwitz personnel files

Polish authorities are hunting two Germans who are said to have dug up three crates of documents from the Auschwitz death camp and made off with them rather than handing them in.