New social network links ex-terrorists and victims

New social network links ex-terrorists and victims

Google launched a new online social network on Wednesday to link former German neo-Nazis with former radical Islamists in Indonesia - and their victims - to find ways to combat extremism.

What’s on in Germany:  April 26 – May 2

What’s on in Germany: April 26 – May 2

This Week's Highlights: A long night of music in Munich, an art party for kids in Frankfurt, and it's Gallery Weekend in Berlin!

Merkel: eurozone needs growth as well as cuts

Merkel: eurozone needs growth as well as cuts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Wednesday that the eurozone needed economic growth as well as deficit-cutting measures. Germany continued to register slight growth, while the UK slipped into recession.

Ten great reasons to travel this summer
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Ten great reasons to travel this summer

2012 is gearing up to be a fantastic year to travel. With all the exciting festivals, and celebrations planned, what better reason to cross another wish off your 'must visit' list? 

How would children run your family?

How would children run your family?

Given the chance, children would surely play video games all day and embark on a strict diet of M&Ms. Preventing this is what parents are for. One couple put their kids in charge for a month. What’s the worst that could happen? Have your say.

Weapons check gives German ship all-clear

Weapons check gives German ship all-clear

A German ship which was stopped and searched in the Mediterranean on suspicion of smuggling arms to Syria has been given the all-clear by Turkish authorities which found no weapons on board.

Phishing victims’ losses are own fault – court

Phishing victims’ losses are own fault – court

Bank customers who give over their account details to "phishers" despite bank warnings against online scams are liable for their own losses, a top German court ruled on Tuesday.

Politician invites 5,000 to Facebook party

Politician invites 5,000 to Facebook party

Bavaria’s state premier could face a huge bar bill if everyone he invited to a party via Facebook shows up – the politician offered entry to a famous Munich nightclub and a free drink to everyone on his social network page.

Old age care homes tying up thousands illegally

Old age care homes tying up thousands illegally

More than 10,000 people in German old age care homes are being locked up or tied to their beds or wheelchairs illegally, it emerged on Wednesday.

71-year-old: I shot wolf of the century

71-year-old: I shot wolf of the century

A 71-year-old German hunter turned himself in to police on Tuesday and confessed he shot the first wolf in the Rhineland for 123 years. He said he thought the animal was a stray dog.

Jews welcome first post-war ‘Mein Kampf’

Jews welcome first post-war ‘Mein Kampf’

Germany's Jewish community on Wednesday welcomed a landmark decision to republish Adolf Hitler's manifesto "Mein Kampf" for the first time since World War II, in an annotated edition.