Cops outfoxed by wily horn thieves

Cops outfoxed by wily horn thieves

A gang of four has carried out an "unbelievably audacious" theft of rhino horns worth €50,000, German police said Tuesday, the latest in what appears to be a spate of similar robberies.

Having older employees ‘better for business’

Having older employees ‘better for business’

Having employees between the ages of 45 and 67 increases a business' productivity, the German government announced on Tuesday in a report examining age-equality in the workplace.

Controversial Israeli sub surfaces in Kiel

Controversial Israeli sub surfaces in Kiel

A controversial submarine soon to be delivered to Israel – the largest produced in Germany since World War II – has made an appearance at the northern port city of Kiel.

Hamburg’s smoking ban goes up in smoke

Hamburg’s smoking ban goes up in smoke

Hamburg’s complicated smoking ban was ruled unconstitutional by Germany’s highest court on Tuesday, forcing the city state to devise a new regulation.

Singer praised neo-Nazi immigrant murders

Singer praised neo-Nazi immigrant murders

German prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged the lead singer of a suspected neo-Nazi band who wrote a song about a series of racist murders thought to have been carried out by far-right extremists.

Gauck candidacy splits Merkel’s coalition

Gauck candidacy splits Merkel’s coalition

Joachim Gauck’s nomination for the German presidency nearly brought down Angela Merkel's coalition government, with her Christian Democratic Union accusing their junior partners the Free Democrats of blackmail.

Frozen falling faeces flummox Germans

Frozen falling faeces flummox Germans

Residents across Germany are complaining that they’re receiving unwanted gifts falling from the heavens: Giant chunks of frozen faeces and urine that plummet to the ground after leaking out of passing aeroplanes.

Schäuble certain of majority for Greek bailout

Schäuble certain of majority for Greek bailout

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday he was "totally confident" Germany's parliament would approve a Greek bailout deal without the governing coalition having to rely on opposition support.

Mentally-ill man ‘starved to death’ by family

Mentally-ill man ‘starved to death’ by family

A mentally-disturbed man has apparently been starved to death by his family in their home in the central German town of Salzgitter.

Frankfurt airport strike extended to Friday

Frankfurt airport strike extended to Friday

Striking workers at Frankfurt airport are extending their stoppage until Friday evening in a bid to further turn up pressure in their pay dispute, unions said Tuesday.

Babies aware of environment earlier than thought

Babies aware of environment earlier than thought

German scientists have used a special “eye-tracker” to prove that babies are aware of their environment and are able to do things intentionally earlier than was previously believed.