Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans

Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans

Some 100,000 skating fans were celebrating winter Saturday afternoon in Hamburg with an ice party on the outer Alster, one of two artificial lakes running through the city.

Jolie: Afghanistan may be subject for next film

Jolie: Afghanistan may be subject for next film

Angelina Jolie says it was only natural that her directorial debut should tackle some of the toughest issues facing humanity and after wartime Bosnia, Afghanistan is likely to be her next subject.

Anti-German sentiment rising in Greece

Anti-German sentiment rising in Greece

Greeks are stepping up their anti-German rhetoric, in part by increasingly comparing modern day Germans to Nazis, according to Germans who have lived many years in Greece and reports by Greek newspapers.

Traffic deaths in Berlin rise in 2011

Traffic deaths in Berlin rise in 2011

Berlin reported the worse traffic-related death toll in years, with 54 people dying on the capital city’s streets last year – 10 more than in 2010, the Berliner Zeitung reported Saturday.

BMW pays $3 million in US safety fines

BMW pays $3 million in US safety fines

German carmaker BMW has agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties for failing to report safety defects soon enough, US safety regulators said Friday.

Ivy Quainoo wins ‘Voice of Germany’ contest

Ivy Quainoo wins ‘Voice of Germany’ contest

A 19-year-old from Berlin won the first “Voice of Germany” contest late Friday night, with a clear win over the three other finalists.