Probe finds widespread misconduct at Siemens

Probe finds widespread misconduct at Siemens

An independent investigation by a US law firm has found widespread misconduct amid a massive corruption scandal at German engineering giant Siemens, the law firm's representatives announced on Tuesday.

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Ikea accused of mistreating German workers

Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea has been accused of illegal labour practices, including filming its workers secretly, in a German television documentary on Tuesday.

Battling hunger requires a global agricultural revolution

Battling hunger requires a global agricultural revolution

Germany must push for a radical overhaul of the world’s agricultural policies in order to combat starvation and instability caused by hunger, writes Greens MP Ulrike Höfken.

Islamist from Germany declares ‘holy war’

Islamist from Germany declares ‘holy war’

One of the German Islamists suspected of plotting suicide attacks on soldiers in Afghanistan has called for ‘holy war’ in an online video, according to the German daily Bild on Tuesday.

Germans have better sex: survey

Germans have better sex: survey

Germans may not be as famous as Latin lovers, but their Teutonic efficiency extends into the bedroom, according to a sex survey published on Tuesday by prophylactic giant Durex.

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Daimler Q1 profit slumps despite Mercedes gains

German auto and truck giant Daimler said Tuesday that first quarter net profit fell 30 percent despite a strong performance at its flagship Mercedes-Benz brand.

German atomic waste transport cancelled for 2009

German atomic waste transport cancelled for 2009

Transport of radioactive waste to an interim storage facility near the German town of Gorleben from a reprocessing plant in La Hague in France has been cancelled for the coming year, German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich chasing Bundesliga records

Bayern Munich chasing Bundesliga records

With a 12-point lead, Bayern Munich have virtually won this season’s Bundesliga title, but are still chasing records for the largest winning margin and the lowest number of goals conceded in a league season.

Two children and one woman found dead in burned car

Two children and one woman found dead in burned car

The burned corpses of two children and a woman have been found in a car in woods near Zwickau in the German state of Saxony, police spokesperson Inis Hanke told The Local on Tuesday.

Mozart opera takes to the Berlin metro

Mozart opera takes to the Berlin metro

Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" has been performed all over the world but Berliners will be treated from this week to a modernized production in an underground metro station, writes AFP's Simon Sturdee.

Germans underestimate heart attack death risk: study

Germans underestimate heart attack death risk: study

Many Germans think they are about one and a half times as likely to survive a heart attack than is actually the case, Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank drops 2008 targets after posting Q1 loss

Deutsche Bank drops 2008 targets after posting Q1 loss

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, dropped earnings targets for 2008 after posting its first quarterly loss in five years on Tuesday as a result of the global credit squeeze, writes AFP's Laure Fillon.

Germany backs railway privatization

Germany backs railway privatization

Germany’s ruling parliamentary coalition unified on a partial privatization of the country’s national railway operator Deutsche Bahn late on Monday night.