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German army seeks out gamers in hunt for computer-savvy recruits

Cologne - Among countless stands of car manufacturers, software developers and engineering universities at Cologne's video games convention, the sight of fatigue-clad soldiers manning the German military's brightly-lit stall draws in the curious.

Thousands march against racism in Dresden ahead of key state polls

Dresden - Around 35,000 people marched against hate and racism in the eastern German of city Dresden on Saturday, organisers said, a week before state elections when far-right party AfD is projected to make huge gains.

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

Berlin - A 24-year-old Syrian man was sentenced to nine- and-a-half years in jail Thursday for a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.

UK's Johnson to hold Brexit talks with Macron after Merkel offers glimmer of hope

Berlin - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Paris on Thursday, a day after Berlin offered a glimmer of hope that an agreement could be reached to avoid a chaotic "no deal" Brexit.

Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks

Berlin - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms.

Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on

Berlin - Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners pounded the 100-mile (160 kilometre) path along the former Berlin Wall this weekend in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.

Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on

Berlin - Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners will this weekend pound the 100-mile (160 kilometre) path along the former Berlin Wall in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.

Microplastics found drifting down with snowfall

Microplastics have been detected in every part of planet, on land and in the oceans. New research finds microplastic particles are drifting down with the snow with events recorded in the Alps and the Arctic.

Gay penguins adopt egg after trying to hatch stone

Berlin - A pair of gay penguins in Germany who tried earnestly to hatch a stone now have the chance to become real parents.Staff at Berlin Zoo recently presented the amorous male couple with an egg, which they swiftly began to incubate.

German Q2 contraction fires calls to boost public spending

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's economy contracted in the second quarter, figures showed Wednesday, highlighting its vulnerability to trade tensions and stoking a debate on higher government spending.At minus 0.

Porsche's first all-electric car the Taycan

Porsche started talking about it first all-electric car, the Taycan, almost four years ago, and a lot has been learned about the car since then. Two remaining questions are now solved about what the car actually looks like and how it performs.

Refugee boats given new life as bags in Berlin

Berlin - Leaning over his sewing machine in the workshop of the small Berlin-based company called mimycri, Khaldoun Alhussain concentrates as he stitches a piece of grey rubber.

Q&A: Bosch's investment group plans the future of smart kitchens Special

Senior executives from global appliance brand Bosch, keen to expand more fully into the smart home environment, have recently invested in a new IoT/smart kitchen startup. Lars Roessler discusses future smart kitchen tech.

German customs seize record 4.5 tonnes of cocaine

Berlin - Germany's customs service said Friday it had seized a 4.5 tonne cocaine shipment, the country's largest ever, with an estimated street value of one billion euros ($1.1 billion).

Germany nixes US request to join naval mission off Iran

Berlin - Germany poured cold water Wednesday on a US demand it join a maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz, arguing that it wants to focus on diplomacy to ease tensions with Iran.

In Berlin, refugees get classes on sexual consent

Berlin - In a classroom workshop, students watch a video of a man and woman meeting in a nightclub. They drink, laugh, dance and kiss.

US urges Germany to 'help secure' Strait of Hormuz

Berlin - The United States stepped up diplomatic pressure on Germany Tuesday to join efforts to secure the strategic Strait of Hormuz as tensions mount between Washington and Iran.

Man who pushed German boy under train was on run from Swiss police

Frankfurt Am Main - An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Germany had been on the run from Swiss police after a violent incident last week, authorities said Tuesday.

Eritrean accused of pushing boy under train is father-of-three

Frankfurt Am Main - An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train is a Swiss-based father-of-three who will be examined for a psychiatric disorder, authorities said Tuesday.

Boy, 8, dies after being pushed in front of German train

Frankfurt Am Main - An eight-year-old boy died Monday when a man pushed him and his mother in front of a train in Germany's Frankfurt railway station, police said.
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