Steinmeier denies role in ‘rendition’ of German citizen

Steinmeier denies role in ‘rendition’ of German citizen

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday denied he was involved in the "rendition" of a Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks.

German schools to teach Islam

German schools to teach Islam

A government conference aiming to ease the integration of Germany’s Muslims on Thursday decided that public schools will offer religion classes on Islam in the next few years.

VW welcomes Porsche takeover while thinking global

VW welcomes Porsche takeover while thinking global

Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car company, vowed Thursday to become "the best auto manufacturer in the world" and welcomed a looming takeover by luxury carmaker Porsche.

What’s On In Germany: March 14 – 20

What’s On In Germany: March 14 – 20

Bob Dylan paintings, "Porgy and Bess," a Flamenco festival, artistic interpretations of Darwin's ideas, and fun family activities kick off the early hours of spring in Germany.

Berlin plumber gets 7 months in jail for killing cat

Berlin plumber gets 7 months in jail for killing cat

A plumber who killed his ex-girlfriend's cat by hurling it from a fifth-floor balcony has been sentenced to seven months in jail, German news media reported Thursday.

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Euro hits new high against dollar

Europe’s single currency the euro soared to a new high against the US dollar on Thursday, putting increasing pressure on Germany’s export-led economy.

German high court upholds incest law

German high court upholds incest law

Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled that incest is still punishable by law.

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German human rights envoy criticizes CIA ‘waterboarding’

The German government’s envoy for human rights issues, Günter Nooke, has criticized that US intelligence agency the CIA will still be allowed to use controversial interrogation techniques like simulated drowning.

Transit strike slams Berlin economy

Transit strike slams Berlin economy

Business and tourism leaders in Berlin are expressing fears that shops could close and hotels run empty as a crippling public transport strike hit day nine with no end in sight.