German police in standoff at cafe, man holds 12

Police in southwestern Germany are trying to end an overnight standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside a cafe with 12 other people.

How spectacle lenses could keep themselves free of water

Raindrops on your spectacles could leave your vision obscured, but you may not need to reach for a cloth to wipe them off in the future.

Freiburg: The world`s ecological model city

Freiburg is much admired for its cycling, muesli eating and garbage recycling.

Bundesliga-topping Bremen hit Freiburg for six

Portuguese striker Hugo Almeida netted twice as Werder Bremen went top of the Bundesliga on Saturday thanks to their 6-0 hammering of Freiburg.