Germans get ‘hot dating fun’ rather than iPhone

Germans get ‘hot dating fun’ rather than iPhone

Germans who wanted to reserve a new iPhone and called a number given out by Deutsche Telekom landed instead at an adult dating hotline advertised as “hot dating fun” after the wrong number was sent out.

Chilly, rainy days to dominate next few weeks

Chilly, rainy days to dominate next few weeks

Cooler temperatures and scattered showers will be the theme of the weekend for most of Germany, with the exception of Sunday, when the sun should peek through, national weather service the DWD said on Friday.

ECB boss offers to explain euro plan to MPs

ECB boss offers to explain euro plan to MPs

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has offered to come to the lower house of the German parliament to explain his euro rescue plans. But MPs do not want him to speak in the chamber.

Germany condemns film as mob burns embassy

Germany condemns film as mob burns embassy

Germany condemned what the foreign minister called a hate video on Friday after thousands of protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum stormed the German embassy and set it on fire in fury.

Whistle-blower sues Siemens over ‘threats’

Whistle-blower sues Siemens over ‘threats’

A man from Argentina has accused Siemens of sending people to beat him up when he threatened to expose a corrupt deal. The former government worker is now suing the German tech giant for $100 million in the US.

Germany boosts security at embassies after riots

Germany boosts security at embassies after riots

Germany’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had stepped up security at its diplomatic missions in the Muslim world, in the wake of violent protests sparked by a film mocking Islam that was released on the internet.

Wolves freak out soldier with stalking game

Wolves freak out soldier with stalking game

A German soldier lost his nerve when three young wolves followed him on a night exercise, stopping when he stopped and getting closer when he carried on walking – just like a game of “What’s the time Mr Wolf?”

Merkel: gay footballers should have no fear

Merkel: gay footballers should have no fear

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday became the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers they should have no fear of revealing their homosexuality.

More porpoises die in North Sea than normal

More porpoises die in North Sea than normal

The number of harbour porpoises washing up dead on Germany’s North Sea beaches has been unusually high this year, sparking concern among environmentalists who are trying to figure out what has been killing them.

Neo-Nazi gang’s TNT man ‘talked to cops’

Neo-Nazi gang’s TNT man ‘talked to cops’

The neo-Nazi terror gang accused of ten murders, and whose exposure shocked the country and left authorities scrambling to explain their inaction, got explosives from a police informant, it emerged on Thursday.

Court: saying ‘no’ not enough to stop sex

Court: saying ‘no’ not enough to stop sex

A German teenager who said she was raped by a 31-year-old man was told by the judge she had not defended herself enough for the law to convict him – simply saying no was not enough.