T-Rex babies were ‘fluffy’

T-Rex babies were ‘fluffy’

The mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex may have been the king of the dinosaurs – but its skin was downy, rather than scaly, and the babies were positively fluffy with feathers, latest fossil examinations show.

Top court will rule on euro rescue next week

Top court will rule on euro rescue next week

Germany's highest court will decide whether the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the EU's new fiscal compact conform to the country's constitution on July 10.

Immigrants boost German population

Immigrants boost German population

The German population has grown for the first time in eight years, according to the latest estimates from the Federal Statistical Office – but only thanks to an influx of immigrants, mainly from eastern Europe.

Supermarket thieves tear down wall, but leave cash

Supermarket thieves tear down wall, but leave cash

A gang of thieves in Germany upped the ante when planning a ram-raid on a supermarket – they used a mechanical digger to tear off half the roof and pull down a wall to get to the safe.

Germany joins call for arms trade treaty

Germany joins call for arms trade treaty

Being the world's third biggest arms exporter did not prevent Germany from joining France, Britain and Sweden to call on the United Nations to draw up a new arms trade treaty to reduce what they called "a growing threat to humanity."

Intelligence chief resigns over mistakes

Intelligence chief resigns over mistakes

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service resigned on Monday following revelations of mistakes made by his office relating to the neo-Nazi terror group that claimed the murder of nine immigrants and a policewoman.

Footballers ‘should be forced to sing anthem’

Footballers ‘should be forced to sing anthem’

Conservative politicians in Germany have come up with a novel way to inspire the national football team after their dismal defeat in Euro 2012 - force them to sing the national anthem.

Protesting pensioners squat seniors’ club

Protesting pensioners squat seniors’ club

Around 50 senior citizens, the oldest of whom is 89, are occupying their local social club in the Berlin district of Pankow after authorities said they were going to close the building - which used to belong to the head of the Stasi.

Revenge! Drunk man rams cop station

Revenge! Drunk man rams cop station

A 37-year-old man who was caught riding a bike with no lights on the wrong side of the road - whilst drunk - returned a few hours later in a car to ram the police station.

Fiat focuses truck production in Germany

Fiat focuses truck production in Germany

Italy's Fiat Industrial will close five European plants of its truck subsidiary Iveco before year end to concentrate production at one German site, the firm's director told the Ansa news agency Sunday.