A liver transplant patient turned up to her operation appointment at a German hospital with a bottle of vodka in her bag, a court has heard.
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Sunday 01 December 2013
At a remote guest house in a forest, police hunt for the body parts of a 59-year-old man
Dresden cannibal: German police worker ‘obsessed’ with cannibalism charged with torturing, butchering and eating man he met on fetish website
Friday 29 November 2013
Police says victim had been fantasising about being killed and eaten by someone else since his youth
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 169th birthday of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whom many remember for his declaration "God is dead" and rejection of religion.
Sunday 25 August 2013
Thousands of Dresdeners cocked a collective snook at Unesco today and held a party on the Elbe city’s “ugly” new road bridge, which opens to traffic tomorrow despite furious objections from the UN heritage body, which stripped Dresden of its world heritage status in protest against the structure.
Sunday 07 July 2013
On 9 November 1989, when the Berlin Wall was opened, tens of thousands of East Germans introduced the West to the Trabant car as they drove over the frontier. The car rapidly became recognisable as a kind of automotive liberator. The engineer behind its invention, Werner Lang, remained largely unknown.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second
Sunday 09 June 2013
He forced both Fischer and Spassky down by the shoulders and told them, 'Play chess now!'
In Halle, the birthplace of Handel, ‘Water Music’ has a new resonance: Horrendous floods have left people fighting for their homes – and their lives
Thursday 06 June 2013
In the narrow streets of the ancient east German town of Halle, students, pensioners and housewives joined rescue workers battling furiously to fill hundreds of blue British Royal Mail sacks with sand, tons of which had been dumped in the city’s main market place.
Europe floods latest: Historic city centre of Dresden escapes deluge as Germany mobilises tens of thousands of emergency workers
Thursday 06 June 2013
The surging Elbe River crested today in the eastern German city of Dresden, sparing the historic city centre but engulfing wide areas of the Saxony capital.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
19,000 people have been evacuated from the flooding in the Czech Republic
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Historical centre of Prague spared but suburban areas deluged
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Germany today celebrated the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, the 19th-century composer whose music has been hailed as sublime art at the height of Western culture even as he remains tainted by his visceral anti-Semitic views, which later found favour with the Nazis.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Monday 25 February 2013
Saturday 15 December 2012
This anniversary edition of Rosemary Sutcliff's 'Arthurian' adult novel proves it was her 'odd one out'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
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