Security tight at Batman film screenings

Security tight at Batman film screenings

Two German cinema chains said on Tuesday that they would beef up security at screenings of the latest Batman movie following the deadly shooting rampage during a midnight show in Colorado.

Sinti Auschwitz victim’s widow denied pension

Sinti Auschwitz victim’s widow denied pension

An Auschwitz victim’s widow has been denied a pension after authorities questioned medical reports from more than 40 years ago which said his ill-health was caused by the two years in Nazi camps.

Half of field birds gone, modern farms to blame

Half of field birds gone, modern farms to blame

Intensive farming methods have halved the number of field birds in Europe over the last three decades, with more than a million skylarks gone from German skies since 1990, new figures show.

Aldi gets just desserts in pudding war

Aldi gets just desserts in pudding war

German discount supermarket chain Aldi scored a victory against food manufacturer Dr Oetker Tuesday in what has being dubbed as a "pudding war".

Berlin tenders local train service contracts

Berlin tenders local train service contracts

Berlin authorities have issued a Europe-wide tender to operate a chunk of the capital's suburban train system in the hope of reducing costs and improving the heavily criticised service in the impoverished city-state.

Afghan Bundeswehr aides ‘must get help’

Afghan Bundeswehr aides ‘must get help’

Hundreds of Afghans who have been working for German police officers and soldiers in Afghanistan must be offered the chance to come to Germany when the mission ends in 2014, a government politician says.

Most Germans ‘have had an office romance’

Most Germans ‘have had an office romance’

Germans are more than happy to mix work with pleasure – more than half say they have had an office romance, according to recent survey. Getting amorous in the actual office was still a no-no, though.

Fake kidnapping stunt sparks police hunt

Fake kidnapping stunt sparks police hunt

German police launched a hunt for a pair of balaclava-clad kidnappers who were seen bundling a bound woman into their car, and called on the public for help, only for one of those involved to confess it was all a stunt.

Moody’s cuts Germany’s outlook to ‘negative’

Moody’s cuts Germany’s outlook to ‘negative’

The eurozone crisis took a fresh turn for the worse on Tuesday after ratings agency Moody's threatened to cut Germany's coveted top credit rating amid fears the bloc's difficulties could pull it apart.

Munich opera defends Nazi tattoo singer

Munich opera defends Nazi tattoo singer

The Munich opera hit out on Monday at the organisers of the Bayreuth Festival over their handling of a row about a Russian singer with a Nazi tattoo who had been scheduled to perform.