ECB cuts growth forecast amid inflation concerns

ECB cuts growth forecast amid inflation concerns

The European Central Bank on Thursday cut its growth forecasts for 2008 and 2009 for the 15-nation eurozone, but raised its inflation projections.

Hamburg sets sights on new ‘black-green’ alliance

Hamburg sets sights on new ‘black-green’ alliance

The conservative Christian Democrats and the environmentalist Greens in Hamburg have signaled they will enter negotiations to form Germany's first ever coalition between the parties.

German MP demands return of Iron Cross medal

German MP demands return of Iron Cross medal

A German conservative MP said Thursday the Iron Cross should be reintroduced as a military honour, but the Defence Ministry swiftly slapped down the call.

What’s On In Germany: March 7 – March 14

What’s On In Germany: March 7 – March 14

Japanese drummers, treasures from royal tombs, and the twin-girl duo, Tegan and Sara are on tap this week in Germany.

‘Little chance’ of German strike deal

‘Little chance’ of German strike deal

German trade union Verdi has said it doesn't expect a solution to the chaos that multiple strikes are creating on the second day of nationwide labour strikes. Meanwhile, further strikes have been announced.

Germany’s Friesinger skates to new track record

Germany’s Friesinger skates to new track record

Anni Friesinger of Germany claimed a new track record in Nagano, Japan on her way to regaining the women's 1,500 metre title at the world speed skating single distance championships on Thursday.

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German football league to discuss ref row

Bundesliga bosses have responded to criticism of Germany's referees, especially from Bayern Munich's bosses, by organising an open discussion on the subject with figures from the league's top sides.

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German moped thief narrowly escapes hairdresser

A thief in the Germany city Wolfsburg only narrowly escaped a middle-aged hairdresser after choosing a slow moped as his getaway.

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Canada delays Schreiber’s extradition to Germany

Canada has delayed the extradition of German-born arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber, who is wanted in Germany in connection with the massive slush-fund scandal surrounding former chancellor Helmut Kohl.

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Fujitsu-Siemens fails to meet targets

Prominent European computer manufacturer Fujitsu-Siemens has announced it won't reach upcoming sales targets, which could mean problems for the joint venture.

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Man sets farm alight after fight

After an heated argument, a 58-year-old man allegedly set three buildings at a farm in Letzendorf bei Greiz on fire Wednesday night.