Abramovich orders colossal German tunnel borer

Abramovich orders colossal German tunnel borer

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has commissioned German manufacturer Herrenknecht to build the world's largest tunnel borer.

Canada demands Germany join south Afghanistan fight

Canada demands Germany join south Afghanistan fight

Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay on Wednesday urged Germany to take part in the simmering conflict in southern Afghanistan.

Bruno the bear debuts

Bruno the bear debuts

Germany's notorious brown bear has been stuffed for posterity and is on display at Munich's Museum for Man and Nature. Decide here whether Germany's most controversial bear was worth all the fuss.

Löw lays down the law to Germany’s Euro squad

Löw lays down the law to Germany’s Euro squad

Germany's national football coach Joachim Löw has imposed a tough ground rules on his players in their quest to win Euro 2008 - late-night visits to discos and hotel room service are Verboten.

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German police arrest US soldier after deadly brawl

German police in Heidelberg have arrested a 22-year-old US Army soldier after a deadly fistfight at a bowling alley, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Parents of switched babies compensated

Parents of switched babies compensated

A clinic in Saarlouis has compensated the parents of two babies who were switched at birth in July 2007, according to media reports from the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate on Wednesday.

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German business confidence posts surprise rise in March

The key Ifo survey on German business confidence posted an unexpected jump in March on Wednesday, indicating surprising resilience in Europe's biggest economy.

Record profits for German construction giant Hochtief

Record profits for German construction giant Hochtief

Germany’s biggest construction company, Hochtief, said Wednesday that sales this year should surpass the record reached in 2007 and that net profit would also be higher than the previous year.

German discount grocery chain spies on employees

German discount grocery chain spies on employees

The German discount grocery store chain Lidl systematically spies on its employees using miniature cameras, German weekly news magazine Stern reported on Wednesday.

Late winter hangs on in Germany

Late winter hangs on in Germany

Winter continues to hang on in Germany, as snowy roads caused two deaths and created traffic problems in the southern states on Tuesday night.