First report against rabbi for circumcision

First report against rabbi for circumcision

A rabbi in Bavaria who has been reported to the authorities on suspicion of committing bodily harm because he carries out circumcisions, says he will not stop.

World’s oldest panda dies a lifelong bachelor

World’s oldest panda dies a lifelong bachelor

Bao Bao, the oldest male captive panda bear in the world, and the last one in Germany, died on Wednesday aged 34 in Berlin. His was a tale of frustration for those who waited in vain for the patter of little paws.

US to retake top investor in Germany crown

US to retake top investor in Germany crown

The US is set to overtake China as champion investor in Germany, new figures show. Last year Chinese companies invested significantly more than American ones did, with those two nations leading Switzerland and France.

Minister blocks energy plan, coalition fuming

Minister blocks energy plan, coalition fuming

Consumer Minister Ilse Aigner has annoyed the rest of the cabinet by blocking the plans to make consumers help pay compensation to energy companies for lost income from wind park delays.

Man gives baby away then kills family and self

Man gives baby away then kills family and self

A man gave his baby girl to a hospital before killing his wife and their two other children – and some time afterwards committed suicide at their home near Berlin.

Bubble tea ‘contains all sorts of crap’

Bubble tea ‘contains all sorts of crap’

German scientists tackling the question on the lips of parents around the country – what exactly is in those gelatinous balls in the fashionable drink bubble tea – found traces of potentially carcinogenic chemicals.

Ikea planning ‘to build new district in Hamburg’

Ikea planning ‘to build new district in Hamburg’

Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to build a whole housing and shopping district in Hamburg, it has admitted – and is on the hunt for a 50,000 square metre area of the north German city to develop.

Customs seize million-dollar violin

Customs seize million-dollar violin

German customs seized a $1.2 million violin from a professional musician and are demanding she pay almost $500,000 to get it back, reports said on Wednesday.

Greece’s fate ‘hangs on Merkel-Hollande meet’

Greece’s fate ‘hangs on Merkel-Hollande meet’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will try to present a united front when they meet Thursday ahead of a fateful few weeks for Greece's eurozone future.

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

Workers on the underground network in the western city of Düsseldorf stopped work after digging up a 34-kilo woolly mammoth tusk more than 10,000 years old, city officials said on Tuesday.