Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Three kangaroos staged a daring escape from a wildlife park near Frankfurt by going under rather than over the fences - thanks to the work of fox and wild boar accomplices.

Thief returns anti-Nazi bishop’s treasures

Thief returns anti-Nazi bishop’s treasures

The man who stole an ornate bishop’s staff that once belonged to the legendary Cardinal Graf von Galen of Munster has returned it to the church.

Germans struggle to turn Olympic gold into gold

Germans struggle to turn Olympic gold into gold

While Olympic stars Usain Bolt, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis can probably choose between lucrative sponsorship and advertising deals, the Germans have come out of the Games without any stars likely to pick up such deals.

Plant wildflowers not corn, say beekeepers

Plant wildflowers not corn, say beekeepers

German beekeepers worried that too much corn will lead to a decline in bee populations are proposing wildflowers be used to fuel biogas plants instead.

What’s on in Germany:  August 13 – 15

What’s on in Germany: August 13 – 15

This Week's Highlights: Alice in Wonderland in Hamburg, Le Corbusier in Munich, and a summer festival at the Frankfurt Zoo.

Leadership dilemma dogs centre-left troika

Leadership dilemma dogs centre-left troika

Germany's main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) looks set to become devoured by the question of who will lead them into next autumn’s election - despite their best efforts to avoid a decision until early next year.

Bavarian machos gather for finger-pulling fest

Bavarian machos gather for finger-pulling fest

"Ready, set, PULLLLL!" About 150 men took part in the annual Alpine finger wrestling championship in the southern German town of Lenggries on Sunday.

Money Transfer to India – Comparison Pays Off
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Money Transfer to India – Comparison Pays Off

For Indians living abroad, handling financial matters back home is a very important issue. Whether you have to meet a bill payment, pay tuition fees or want to send money to your family in India; money transfer is one of the most essential services for non-resident Indians.

Consumers to pay for energy guzzler cuts

Consumers to pay for energy guzzler cuts

Hundreds of firms that use a lot of energy are to be freed from grid charges, leaving small companies and consumers to pick up the €440-million bill for the let-off in 2012 alone.

‘Willy the Gasman’ survives gas explosion

‘Willy the Gasman’ survives gas explosion

A gas explosion ripped a huge hole in the side of a Berlin house on Sunday afternoon. The sole tenant - known to his neighbours as the "the gasman" because of his helpful repairs - survived.

Bayern bag first bragging rights over Dortmund

Bayern bag first bragging rights over Dortmund

Two early goals gifted Bayern Munich the German Super Cup on Sunday as they defeated Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund with Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Müller netting in the opening 11 minutes.