Google cars ‘meant to collect internet info’

Google cars ‘meant to collect internet info’

Google has admitted that it deliberately took people's internet surfing information with cars it sent round Germany taking pictures for its Street-View service.

Star striker Podolski takes aim for Arsenal

Star striker Podolski takes aim for Arsenal

German international striker Lukas Podolski will leave Cologne for English Premier League side Arsenal at the start of next season, the Bundesliga club confirm on Monday.

High-tech water cannon ready for Berlin May Day

High-tech water cannon ready for Berlin May Day

The Berlin police force is preparing to break in its new high-tech water-cannon monster-truck for the annual May Day protests in the German capital, with demonstrations and clashes expected to begin on Monday night.

Calls for Ukraine Euro 2012 boycott grow louder

Calls for Ukraine Euro 2012 boycott grow louder

Ukraine accused Germany of "Cold War" methods on Monday as German ministers threatened to boycott the Euro 2012 Championships amid fears for the health of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Taking a hike is officially good for health

Taking a hike is officially good for health

Fresh air and a walk always feels good for you – now a study has proven it, with a study showing hiking can not only lead to weight loss but also lower blood pressure and increased stamina.

Party plans Mohammed cartoons ‘election tactic’

Party plans Mohammed cartoons ‘election tactic’

A far-right party on the campaign trail in Germany's most populous state is threatening to put caricatures of Mohammed outside mosques in a string of cities, prompting fears of violence.

Germans shopping more but growth still weak

Germans shopping more but growth still weak

Retail sales in Germany rose in March but not by enough to offset the declines seen in the preceding two months, official data showed on Monday.

Man held after trying to pay taxi with cannabis

Man held after trying to pay taxi with cannabis

German police detained a man after he tried to pay for a taxi ride with cannabis - because he was fresh out of cash, police said Sunday.

Police catch serial burglar – by his earprints

Police catch serial burglar – by his earprints

A suspected German serial burglar has been betrayed by his ears, after he left prints of his aural cavities on the doors of dozens of houses and flats.

Pirates try to clear name of ‘Nazi’ slurs

Pirates try to clear name of ‘Nazi’ slurs

Germany's upstart Pirate Party wrapped up a national congress Sunday aimed at distancing the powerful new political force from the far-right.