Court caps Jewish ghetto pension claims

Court caps Jewish ghetto pension claims

Some 22,000 Jewish people confined to ghettos under the Nazis during World War II are entitled to smaller pension payments than they initially claimed, a German federal court ruled Tuesday.

Lost ancient artefacts found after 50 years

Lost ancient artefacts found after 50 years

Nearly 50 ancient artefacts have been returned to the Bode Museum, Berlin, decades after being looted by Soviet soldiers. The find has sparked hope that more objects lost during the war will turn up.

Frozen kraut jam leaves autobahn drivers sauer

Frozen kraut jam leaves autobahn drivers sauer

An accident involving two trucks, a car and a large quantity of sauerkraut caused a 10-kilometre traffic jam on the A5 motorway in the German state of Hesse on Tuesday morning after the German delicacy froze solid on the road.

Sex helps ‘keep you young’ in old age

Sex helps ‘keep you young’ in old age

Staying sexually active in old age keeps your brain ticking, according to a recent study in which 70 percent of those Germans over 75 said they were happy with their antics between the sheets.

Syrian spy suspects arrested in Berlin

Syrian spy suspects arrested in Berlin

German police arrested two men in Berlin Tuesday accused of spying on opponents of the Syrian regime in raids involving some 70 officers, federal prosecutors said.

Rapper on dole faces benefit cut for lyrics

Rapper on dole faces benefit cut for lyrics

An unemployed Berlin rapper calling himself Tapete has landed in hot water for rapping about living off the state after his job centre discovered his lyrics online. He now faces losing his welfare benefit.

Hoeneß: Bayern saved Dortmund with €2 mln

Hoeneß: Bayern saved Dortmund with €2 mln

With Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich battling it out for top spot in the German league title race, Bayern's Uli Hoeneß has revealed they loaned Dortmund €2 million to help save their rivals from bankruptcy.

Virus lays low thousands of farm animals

Virus lays low thousands of farm animals

Thousands of cows, sheep and goats have been infected with a flu-like virus across Germany, with the number of infected herds increasing sharply over the weekend.

Germans jailed in UK for owning terrorist material

Germans jailed in UK for owning terrorist material

Two German men were jailed in Britain on Monday after pleading guilty to possessing articles from an al-Qaida magazine.

Wulff case ‘a chance to open up German politics’

Wulff case ‘a chance to open up German politics’

As President Christian Wulff remains mired in allegations of impropriety, anti-corruption group Transparency International (TI) has called for politicians to use the case as a chance to open up German politics.