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IKB faces shareholder wrath over subprime mess

Directors of distressed German business lender IKB faced furious shareholders on Thursday who voiced anger over the management of one of the country's biggest US subprime market victims.

Talks to sell 3 EADS plants fail

Talks to sell 3 EADS plants fail

Talks by EADS to sell three German plants to the private equity firm Cerberus and OHB Technology's MT Aerospace unit have collapsed, it's aircraft manufacturing unit Airbus said on Thursday.

Schumacher gets first in Barcelona motorbike race

Schumacher gets first in Barcelona motorbike race

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher followed up the third-place on his motorbike race debut in Hungary last week with first place in Barcelona.

Strike looms as German wage talks fail

Strike looms as German wage talks fail

Germany faces the threat of more crippling strikes after arbitration talks in the ongoing public sector wage dispute collapsed on Thursday in Friedrichshafen.

Review: Wolfgang Tillmans retrospective in Berlin

Review: Wolfgang Tillmans retrospective in Berlin

Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof museum for contemporary art might be honouring German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans with a retrospective, but Daniel Miller isn’t buying into the hype.

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Controversial Russian artist missing in Berlin

A Russian artist who faced charges three years ago of "inflaming religious hatred" over a Moscow exhibition has gone missing in Berlin, where she has lived since November, police said Thursday.

German troops hurt in Afghan attack

German troops hurt in Afghan attack

Two German soldiers in Afghanistan were seriously injured and a third was slightly wounded in an attack west of Kunduz, the German military said on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: March 27 – April 2

What’s on in Germany: March 27 – April 2

This Week's Highlights: Berlin's got a new art gallery, Frankfurt's celebrating spring, and Germany's littlest giraffe turns two-months-old.

Munich’s Transrapid maglev project axed

Munich’s Transrapid maglev project axed

The planned construction of the high-tech Transrapid maglev train in Bavaria has been cancelled due to massive cost increases, Germany's transportation minister announced on Thursday.

Verdi says Lidl workers should sue

Verdi says Lidl workers should sue

German worker’s union Verdi has called for employees who have been spied on by the Lidl grocery chain to sue the company for damages.

Hamburg’s new philharmonic hit by cost explosion

Hamburg’s new philharmonic hit by cost explosion

Hamburg’s spectacular new philharmonic concert hall will reportedly cost up to €20 million than previously planned.

Autobahn motorist again targeted by falling debris

Autobahn motorist again targeted by falling debris

Only days after a German woman was killed after someone threw a wood block onto her car from an Autobahn overpass, a motorist in the Ruhr Valley avoided injury in a similar incident.

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German consumer confidence picks up

German consumers have a slightly brighter outlook this month despite chronic financial turbulence, a survey by the GfK institute showed on Thursday.

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French orphans of Nazi conscripts sue Germany

Hundreds of French orphans whose fathers died after being conscripted by Nazi Germany during World War II have lodged a case against the German government at the European Court of Human Rights.