Stasi informant loses court privacy battle

Stasi informant loses court privacy battle

An informer for the Stasi, East Germany's once dreaded secret police, lost a legal bid on Tuesday to keep his identity from being made public.

Euro hits record high against US dollar

Euro hits record high against US dollar

Europe’s single currency the euro cracked through the $1.60 level for the first time ever on Tuesday, raising fears for Germany’s export-led economy.

Police investigate two baby deaths in Saxony

Police investigate two baby deaths in Saxony

Police on Tuesday were investigating the death of a baby found in a recycling centre, the second child to be found dead since the weekend in the eastern German state of Saxony.

German military official says fight in south Afghanistan unwinnable

German military official says fight in south Afghanistan unwinnable

The head of the German Armed Forces Association said on Tuesday Germany was right not to send combat troops to southern Afghanistan because the battle against the Taliban in the region could not be won.

Another German bank is hit by US subprime-sparked woes

Another German bank is hit by US subprime-sparked woes

Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank has become the latest German bank to run into trouble amidst the global financial market crisis, the German banking association BdB said on Tuesday.

German bank wants Mugabe’s guns

German bank wants Mugabe’s guns

Germany’s KfW development bank reportedly wants to impound the cargo of a Chinese ship – a horde of weapons and ammunition intended to bolster the Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian regime in Zimbabwe.

Reporter behind faked Hitler diaries now on the dole

Reporter behind faked Hitler diaries now on the dole

The former star reporter behind one of Germany's biggest press scandals, the faked Hitler diaries published in Stern magazine 25 years ago this week, now lives on welfare in a cluttered Hamburg flat, Bild newspaper reported in an interview on Tuesday.

German Navy scares off Somali pirates

German Navy scares off Somali pirates

Somali pirates have been thwarted in their attempt to seize a Japanese oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden after a German naval vessel intervened.

German companies foresee China visa problems

German companies foresee China visa problems

German companies expect tightened visa restrictions because of the Olympic games in China to cause problems for business, according to a German trade board survey released on Tuesday.

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Verdi continues strike at Deutsche Post

Some mail across Germany is expected to go undelivered on Tuesday as trade union Verdi continues limited strikes at the Deutsche Post.

VW shareholders to tangle over VW Law

VW shareholders to tangle over VW Law

For the first time since Porsche made it clear it wanted to take over Volkswagen, all key players will gather on Thursday for a general assembly of shareholders where fireworks are foreseen.