Tub of lard found fit to eat after 64 years

Tub of lard found fit to eat after 64 years

A 64-year-old tub of American lard has been deemed fit for human consumption by food safety authorities in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Commandos arrest neo-Nazi terror suspect

Commandos arrest neo-Nazi terror suspect

A man accused of supplying a neo-Nazi terror group with weapons was arrested in Düsseldorf on Wednesday morning, accused of being an accessory to six of the ten racist murders said to have been carried out by the gang.

Freeze deepens to minus 20 Celsius and snow

Freeze deepens to minus 20 Celsius and snow

A deep freeze which sent thermometers plummeting and people across Germany reaching for their gloves this week is set to continue, hitting lows of minus 20 degrees Celsius in some areas.

Tongan luger uncovered as underwear PR hoax

Tongan luger uncovered as underwear PR hoax

The heart-warming story of a man from the South Pacific island of Tonga sharing his name with the German underwear company bankrolling his Olympic luge dreams has been exposed as an elaborate marketing hoax.

Will Bionade fizz go flat after Dr Oetker takeover?

Will Bionade fizz go flat after Dr Oetker takeover?

Trendy German soft drink maker Bionade could lose its cult cachet after being bought out by un-hip food giant Dr Oetker, a firm best known for cake mixes and frozen pizzas.

EU blocks Deutsche Börse merger with NYSE

EU blocks Deutsche Börse merger with NYSE

Deutsche Börse, which runs the Frankfurt stock market, said Wednesday that the EU Commission in Brussels had told it that its planned merger with NYSE Euronext has been blocked.

Arty Argentine meteorite exhibit falls to earth

Arty Argentine meteorite exhibit falls to earth

An unlikely alliance between an indigenous tribe and leading Argentine scientists has thwarted plans to ship the world's second largest meteorite to Germany's prestigious Documenta art show.

Wulff faces new claims of improprieties

Wulff faces new claims of improprieties

German President Christian Wulff's office was aware of alleged improprieties by his former spokesman as early as 2010, a magazine reported on Wednesday as pressure increased on the embattled head of state.

Government aims to hire more minorities

Government aims to hire more minorities

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has unveiled a formal programme designed to increase the number of minorities in public service, calling integration “more urgent than ever.”

Manhunt after second Bochum prisoner flees

Manhunt after second Bochum prisoner flees

German authorities are investigating how a prisoner being held on suspicion of attempted murder and arson managed to escape a North Rhine-Westphalia prison on Sunday and remains on the run.