Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

Hamburg on verge of ‘black-green’ coalition

In the first political alliance of its kind in Germany, the environmentalist Greens announced on Wednesday they would enter a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in Hamburg.

German farmer fed neighbour to pigs

German farmer fed neighbour to pigs

German prosecutors called for life imprisonment on Wednesday for a farmer accused of murdering his parents and feeding his dead neighbour to his pigs.

Audi cancels Olympic torch event at Mount Everest

Audi cancels Olympic torch event at Mount Everest

German carmaker Audi has decided to cancel its SUV marketing event at the foot of Mount Everest in connection with the Olympic torch relay amid the ongoing controversy surrounding China’s policies in Tibet.

Employee spying reportedly widespread in Germany

Employee spying reportedly widespread in Germany

The legally questionable practice of spying on employees isn't just happening at discount grocery store Lidl, German news weekly Stern reported on Wednesday, it's happening in chain stores all over Germany.

Tobacco sales down in Germany

Tobacco sales down in Germany

The number of tobacco sold in Germany for the first quarter of 2008 continued to go down according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on Wednesday.

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Sailors remembered in Australian WWII naval battle

An emotional memorial was held on Wednesday at the spot where all 645 crew members of an Australian warship perished following a fierce World War II battle with a German raider.

Ranks of German neo-Nazis growing

Ranks of German neo-Nazis growing

The number of neo-Nazis in Germany increased by five percent in the last year, German tabloid daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

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Frankfurt airport postal workers strike

Postal workers at the Frankfurt airport staged a warning strike on Wednesday in the ongoing wage dispute between workers and Deutsche Post.

German schoolboy corrects NASA figures

German schoolboy corrects NASA figures

A 13-year-old German schoolboy corrected NASA’s estimates on the chances of an asteroid colliding with Earth, a German newspaper reported Tuesday, after spotting the boffins had miscalculated.

Merkel congratulates Berlusconi on election

Merkel congratulates Berlusconi on election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated conservative leader Silvio Berlusconi on a “convincing” win in Italy’s legislative elections, a government spokesman said Tuesday.