Social Democrats back German railway privatization

Social Democrats back German railway privatization

Germany's center-left Social Democrats agreed on Monday to a partial privatization of the country's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

Gadget to bring back Berlin Wall for tourists

Gadget to bring back Berlin Wall for tourists

Tourists in the German capital disappointed to find little of the Berlin Wall left will from next month be able to have it reappear before their eyes with a gadget unveiled on Monday.

Australian Rules Fußball? Germany goes Down Under

Australian Rules Fußball? Germany goes Down Under

Thanks to a few enterprising Aussie expats and some dinkum locals, Australian Rules Football has taken root in Germany. Campbell Jefferys checks out a match between the Hamburg Dockers and the Berlin Crocodiles.

Doc charged in clinic deaths scandal

Doc charged in clinic deaths scandal

Prosecutors on Monday charged the owner and head doctor of a private clinic in Germany where unnecessary operations and lax standards of hygiene allegedly killed seven patients.

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German soda tips off police to suspected child molester

A raspberry soda popular in the former East Germany helped tip off police to the location of a man suspected of molesting his young son for five years, prosecutors in the eastern city of Halle said on Monday.

Only 60 percent of Germans have faith in democracy

Only 60 percent of Germans have faith in democracy

Only 60 percent of Germans have faith in the country’s democratic system, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

Siemens to build Polish wind farms for €100 million

Siemens to build Polish wind farms for €100 million

German electrical utility RWE will pay Siemens €100 million to build two wind farms in Poland in a deal announced on Monday.

Lidl chairman predicts food prices will rise

Lidl chairman predicts food prices will rise

The chairman of the supervisory board of European discount grocer Lidl predicted a food price push in coming months in an interview published Monday in Germany's top-selling newspaper, Bild.

Fewer German workers take sick leave

Fewer German workers take sick leave

Apparent fear of losing their jobs has encouraged fewer German workers to take time off when sick.

Deutsche Post hit by strikes in wage dispute

Deutsche Post hit by strikes in wage dispute

Germany’s postal service was hit by limited strikes at several letter sorting centres across the country on Monday, as trade union Verdi tries to put pressure on Deutsche Post in a wage dispute.

US holds German at base in Afghanistan

US holds German at base in Afghanistan

A German of Afghan origin has been held at a US military base near Kabul after allegedly entering the facility without proper authorization, according to a German Foreign Ministry spokesman.