Daughter implicated in murder of parents

Daughter implicated in murder of parents

State prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for a 17-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend on suspicion of murdering her parents. Two bodies were found in the garden of a house in a small Bavarian village on Sunday night.

Store detective jumps on car to save leather jacket

Store detective jumps on car to save leather jacket

Having possibly seen one too many action movies, a middle-aged German store detective went beyond the call of duty on Saturday when he jumped on the bonnet of a getaway car to prevent the theft of a leather jacket.

Lights go out at leading German solar firm

Lights go out at leading German solar firm

Germany’s leading maker of solar cells, Q-Cells, said Monday it was ready to file for bankruptcy as it no longer saw any secure financial basis for a continuation of its business.

Coffee giant in hot water over African grounds

Coffee giant in hot water over African grounds

A German coffee producer has come under attack for allegedly taking advantage of a brutal land-grab in Uganda that made way for a "sustainable" plantation.

Condom campaign lists ways of ‘wanting it’

Condom campaign lists ways of ‘wanting it’

Germans are being urged to use condoms with a new campaign which features people saying how they want sex – romantic, tender, exciting and even “at last.”

Merkel hails ‘democratic election’ in Burma

Merkel hails ‘democratic election’ in Burma

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Monday on winning her first bid for a seat in parliament, calling the election a victory for democracy.

Merkel’s party revolts over childcare subsidy

Merkel’s party revolts over childcare subsidy

Chancellor Angela Merkel's majority in the German parliament is under threat over child care subsidies for those who care for kids at home, after 23 of her own MPs wrote an open letter in revolt at the idea.

Megaupload boss ‘records music album’

Megaupload boss ‘records music album’

File-sharing site Megaupload boss Kim Schmitz, who was accused of massive online piracy which cost copyright owners more than $500 million, is recording a music album.

Tattoo convention leaves a mark on Frankfurt

Tattoo convention leaves a mark on Frankfurt

Frankfurt buzzed with the sound of electric needles over the weekend as tattoo artists from all over the world gathered for the 2012 International Convention, to enjoy colourful body art and a healthy dose of naked flesh.

Pirates set sail for national election treasure

Pirates set sail for national election treasure

The German upstart Pirate Party could get as much as nine percent in a national election, comfortably putting it into parliament, a new survey shows.