Crop circle feud leaves farmer fuming

Crop circle feud leaves farmer fuming

A feud between crop circle aficionados left a furious German farmer with a huge internet address squashed into his wheat field.

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday

Germany may be enjoying the hottest weather of the year so far, but storms are set to wreck barbecues across the whole country by Sunday.

Boys who cried ‘Tiger’ say sorry for scare

Boys who cried ‘Tiger’ say sorry for scare

Four Bavarian boys who cried “Tiger” and sparked a huge police hunt for an escaped big cat have been told off by a judge. Three of the four will spend time in youth detention.

Jude Law co-star dies aged just 51

Jude Law co-star dies aged just 51

Actress Susanne Lothar has died, just after finishing shooting British film “Anna Karenina” with Keira Knightley and Jude Law. She was married to celebrated actor Ulrich Mühe who starred in the Oscar-winning film “The Lives of Others.”

Giant rubbish fire sends smoke over Cologne

Giant rubbish fire sends smoke over Cologne

People in Cologne were told to keep their windows closed on Thursday, despite the hot weather, as a fire swept through a rubbish sorting plant overnight, sending a smoke cloud over the city.

Ecclestone ‘in talks to buy Nürburgring’ circuit

Ecclestone ‘in talks to buy Nürburgring’ circuit

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone may be under investigation for corruption in Germany, but that is not stopping him making plans to buy the bankrupt Nürburgring race track and complex, it was reported Thursday.

Retailer calls on ‘grey strike-force’ of retirees

Retailer calls on ‘grey strike-force’ of retirees

A German online retail firm has set up a “grey strike-force” of retired employees to work on special projects when regular staff cannot cope. They will work for up to 50 days a year, but unions warned of a dangerous precedent.

Moody’s downgrades 17 German banks

Moody’s downgrades 17 German banks

Moody's on Wednesday downgraded the outlook for 17 German banks after a similar move against the government's credit rating earlier this week.

Cyborg ‘Dutchman’ booed in Bayreuth

Cyborg ‘Dutchman’ booed in Bayreuth

The production team of the new staging of "The Flying Dutchman" that opened this year's Bayreuth Festival was loudly booed at the opening night, while the cast received rapturous applause.

What’s on in Germany: July 26 – Aug 1

What’s on in Germany: July 26 – Aug 1

This week’s highlights: Wagner’s legacy lives on at the Bayreuther Festspiele, a trip to the Middle Ages in Bielefeld, and Bon Iver makes a stop in Stuttgart.

Fishy demand for North Sea seal cull

Fishy demand for North Sea seal cull

The head of a German coastal fishing association failed to make many friends by calling for thousands of seals to be shot to conserve fish stocks in the North Sea. Conservationists were outraged, while politicians rejected the proposal.