German postal strike averted

German postal strike averted

A last-minute deal between trade union Verdi and the Deutsche Post on Wednesday averted an unlimited postal strike set to begin as soon as this Friday.

Scented text messages patented in Germany

Scented text messages patented in Germany

Two German companies have patented technology for sending scented text messages on mobile phones.

Nazi chimney sweep gets the brush-off

Nazi chimney sweep gets the brush-off

A neo-Nazi chimney sweep in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt dismissed for his behaviour is suing to get his job back, court officials said on Wednesday.

Sharapova pulls out of German Open

Sharapova pulls out of German Open

World number three Maria Sharapova and Daniela Hantuchova, tenth in the WTA rankings, have both pulled out of the German Open which starts in Berlin on Monday.

Scandal-hit Siemens sees Q2 profit cut by two-thirds

Scandal-hit Siemens sees Q2 profit cut by two-thirds

German engineering and electronics group Siemens, gripped by an unprecedented corporate scandal, said Wednesday its second quarter net profit plunged by two-thirds following a review of its industrial projects.

German POW drawings donated to US Army

German POW drawings donated to US Army

German artist Rudolf Menge began drawing again in an American prisoner-of-war camp in 1945 after giving up art as an officer in the German Army.

SAP posts weak earnings and delays product launch

SAP posts weak earnings and delays product launch

German software giant SAP said Wednesday that first quarter net profit fell 22 percent and disappointed investors as it delayed the launch of a new product for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Bavarian police confiscate Latin American treasures

Bavarian police confiscate Latin American treasures

Police in Bavaria have confiscated a trove of ancient Latin American artefacts from the Mayan, Aztec and Incan cultures worth an estimated $100 million.

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People still leaving Germany in droves

The number of people choosing to emigrate from Germany remains particularly high despite the country's rebounding economy.

Cops and bus drivers strike in Berlin

Cops and bus drivers strike in Berlin

Germany’s capital faced renewed transit chaos on Wednesday as bus drivers walked off the job in an ongoing public transportation system wage dispute. The city’s police are also going on strike.

Berlin names street after student activist Dutschke

Berlin names street after student activist Dutschke

The city of Berlin on Wednesday will rename a street after late student leader Rudi Dutschke at the spot where a gunman made an attempt on the life of the leftist in 1968.

Wagner’s grandson steps down as Bayreuth director

Wagner’s grandson steps down as Bayreuth director

Richard Wagner's grandson is resigning after 57 years as director of the Bayreuth Festival, but the long-running family feud over who will succeed him is set to continue.