Bundesliga set for bum-deal advertising

Bundesliga set for bum-deal advertising

Advertisers in Germany may feel they are getting a bum deal, but company logos and other adverts may be appearing on players' shorts in the Bundesliga soon.

Bochum employees pleased with Nokia severance

Bochum employees pleased with Nokia severance

Employees at a Nokia plant to be closed in Bochum, Germany said Wednesday they are pleased with the €200 million severance package the cell phone maker has offered.

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German regulator orders small bank closed

A small German bank on Wednesday became the country's first lender to fold since the subprime crisis began after regulators ordered it to cease operations and initiated insolvency proceedings.

German church seeks return of €1 million in stolen art

German church seeks return of €1 million in stolen art

German church officials are demanding the return of two pieces of Reformation-era altar art worth an estimated €1 million and stolen out of a village church almost 30 years ago.

German police stop man in runaway wheelchair

German police stop man in runaway wheelchair

German police intervened Wednesday after an 89-year-old man accidentally steered his electric wheelchair onto a four-lane highway.

Volkwagen to take over former Fiat plant in China

Volkwagen to take over former Fiat plant in China

Volkswagen's China operation has signed an agreement to buy a plant formerly run by a joint venture of Italy's Fiat in the country's east, the German auto giant's local partner said Wednesday.

Zappa’s widow sues German fan club

Zappa’s widow sues German fan club

Frank Zappa’s widow took the musician’s own German fan club to court on Wednesday to prevent them from calling their annual music festival the Zappanale.

Germany gets first autobahn speed limit

Germany gets first autobahn speed limit

For the first time in the country's roadway history, a German state has set a speed limit on its autobahns.

German government under scrutiny for Libya scandal

German government under scrutiny for Libya scandal

The German government was due to face questioning in parliament on Wednesday on whether officials knew that soldiers had moonlighted as trainers for Libya's security forces in 2005 and 2006.

High court: Viagra not on public insurance bill

High court: Viagra not on public insurance bill

German state-regulated health insurance companies are not required to cover the cost of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, according to a decision released by the country's high court on Wednesday.

Merkel enjoys highest approval rating ever

Merkel enjoys highest approval rating ever

A new poll shows that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is enjoying her best approval rating ever.

Hitzfeld warns Getafe to expect fired up Bayern

Hitzfeld warns Getafe to expect fired up Bayern

FC Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld warned that his side will be fired up and "angry" for Thursday night's UEFA Cup quarterfinal match at Getafe in south Madrid.

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German joblessness seen dropping below 3 million

German unemployment is likely to sink below three million this autumn amid strong job creation early this year, according to leading economists.

Berlin paper struggles after Stasi staff outed

Berlin paper struggles after Stasi staff outed

Berlin's left-wing daily newspaper the Berliner Zeitung has been rocked by revelations top members of its editorial staff worked for East German secret police the Stasi, writes AFP's Brett Neely.