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German court jails serial 'Autobahn shooter' for 10 years

Berlin - A German court jailed a truck driver for 10 and a half years Thursday for attempted murder for shooting more than 700 times at other motorists from behind the wheel.The 58-year-old identified as Michael Harry K.

No small risk: The man who saved 669 children from the Nazis

Prague - It was no simple act of kindness. Instead, it was an act of quiet determination and selfless bravery by Sir Nicholas Winton that saved the lives of 669 children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.

Staff gets distracted by thief after she squirts her breast milk

Darmstadt - On Monday a mother in central Germany decided to come up with a different kind of method to allegedly steal from a pharmacy.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

Tax summit in Berlin aims to say goodbye to banking secrecy

Berlin - The finance ministers of around 50 countries meet in Berlin on Wednesday to sign a deal they hope will put an end to banking secrecy and aid the worldwide fight against tax fraud and evasion.

German police injured in clashes with far-right hooligans

Berlin - Forty-four German riot police were injured in clashes with far-right hooligans rallying against "Islamist extremism" in the western city of Cologne overnight, police said Monday.

Gear shift needed to meet climate pact deadline: observers

Bonn - Nations will have to roll up their sleeves and make important compromises to meet the deadline, just 14 months off, for a global pact on curbing climate change, observers say.

Deep rifts remain at UN talks on global climate pact

Bonn - With a 2015 deadline looming large for a global pact on curbing climate change, six days of UN talks closed in Bonn on Saturday with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress.

Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record

Bonn - Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn on Monday with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures for the month of September.

German pilots strike after weekend rail chaos

Berlin - Lufthansa pilots launched a strike Monday, deepening Germany's travel chaos after train drivers stopped work at the weekend just as school holidays began in much of the country.

Franco-German mini-summit to tackle growth, budget

Berlin - French and German ministers are due to meet Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up investment.

Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 'with seized missiles'

Berlin - German intelligence has accused pro-Russian rebels of shooting down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine using missiles captured from government forces, a media report said Sunday.

World's first Porsche found and renovated by Porsche Museum

Stuttgart - Move over, Elon Musk of Tesla Motors. The world's very first Porsche has been found, languishing away in a warehouse in Austria for 100 years, and has now been fully renovated. Why should Musk move over? Because the first Porsche was an electric car.

Europeans schedule unprecedented soft landing on comet

Trying to unlock part of the mystery of life on Earth, the European Space Agency revealed Wednesday where it will attempt an unprecedented soft landing on a comet.

Balloons, 'Heroes' to mark 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Berlin - Germany will throw a giant street party next month to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall with light shows, Beethoven and a rendition of David Bowie's Cold War hit "Heroes".

UN health worker dies of Ebola in Germany: hospital

Berlin - A UN health worker infected with Ebola has died in Germany, the hospital that had been treating him said Tuesday, in the country's first death from the virus.

Review: Boris Rogowski debuts solo project 'The Society Islands'

The Society Islands is a solo project from Germany-based singer-songwriter Boris Rogowski that includes style shifts that can occur mid-song.

Germany regrets 'mistakes' in Afghanistan mission

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that Berlin had made serious mistakes in its military engagement in Afghanistan since 2001 and warned against a hasty withdrawal.

Op-Ed: Free college to foreign students? Germany challenges, leads world

Germany made the news recently for doing away with remaining college tuition fees and returning to a true state of free higher education...and now it is offering this tuition-free higher education to international students as well. Will the world follow?

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Toronto - Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.
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