Bavaria threatens Merkel over energy policy

Bavaria threatens Merkel over energy policy

In a direct challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer warned that his state will go it alone if the government doesn’t speed up the nuclear phase-out.

Most Germans view Israel as ‘aggressive’

Most Germans view Israel as ‘aggressive’

A large majority of Germans view Israel as "aggressive" and think Germany no longer has a special obligation to the Jewish nation, according to an opinion poll released Wednesday ahead of a state visit by Germany's president.

City ‘sold empty houses without finding owners’

City ‘sold empty houses without finding owners’

The eastern German city of Leipzig is being rocked by a property scandal after the local council allegedly sold homes without tracking down the rightful owners, pocketing over €6 million.

Streetside taken down after privacy complaints

Streetside taken down after privacy complaints

Microsoft has said it will put Google Street View rival Bing Streetside back online in Germany as soon as possible, just days after the panorama-view map service was deactivated due to data protection concerns.

Exec ‘made fortune selling stolen Lego’

Exec ‘made fortune selling stolen Lego’

A German software executive has been charged with four counts of burglary in California after he was caught switching bar codes on seven of boxes of Lego to give himself large discounts.

Study: net replacing drugs as youth habit

Study: net replacing drugs as youth habit

Young people are getting hooked on the internet more than drugs, a new report says. As many as 250,000 14 to 24-year-olds are now addicted to the internet, while drug abuse is dropping.

Merkel struggling to coax supporters to CDU

Merkel struggling to coax supporters to CDU

Voter confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling party waned drastically last week, a new poll said. The slump is another blow for the Christian Democratic Union, darkening its prospects for next year's election.

German playboy’s Bardot art fetches $56 million

German playboy’s Bardot art fetches $56 million

The art collection of the late German-born playboy Gunter Sachs, featuring works celebrating his obsession with his former wife Brigitte Bardot, on Tuesday fetched over $56 million at a London sale.

Schoolboy cracks age-old maths problem

Schoolboy cracks age-old maths problem

A 16-year-old schoolboy has solved a mathematical problem which has stumped mathematicians for centuries, a newspaper report said. The boy put the historical breakthrough down to “schoolboy naivety.”

Armed teen arrested after stand-off with police

Armed teen arrested after stand-off with police

Police arrested an armed 14-year-old boy Tuesday after he opened fire with at least one weapon at his school in southern Germany, authorities said.