Snowflake-mania hits Nuremberg

Snowflake-mania hits Nuremberg

Thousands of visitors thronged Nuremberg’s zoo on Saturday, all with the same destination – the enclosure occupied by Germany’s latest baby polar bear celebrity, Snowflake.

Merkel ready to meet Dalai Lama again

Merkel ready to meet Dalai Lama again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was ready to meet the Dalai Lama again despite the trouble her last meeting with him caused for German-Chinese relations.

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Siemens wins €1.3 billion Belgian train deal

Belgium's public railway company SNCB announced on Friday it will order 305 electric passenger trains from Germany's Siemens worth €1.3 billion ($2.05 billion).

Steinbrück lauds German economy at G7 meeting

Steinbrück lauds German economy at G7 meeting

German officials struck a positive note on their country’s economic performance at Friday’s G7 meeting in Washington, saying there is no cause for doom and gloom.

Köhler eyes second term as president

Köhler eyes second term as president

Federal President Horst Köhler will run for a second term, according to reports in the Saturday edition of Bild. He already has a broad base of support from the parties, and the approval of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germans honour activist Dutschke 40 years after attack

Germans honour activist Dutschke 40 years after attack

Hundreds of Germans marked the 40th anniversary Friday of an assassination attempt on socialist student leader "Red" Rudi Dutschke by placing bicycles across the busy Berlin street where he was shot.