Deutsche Telekom eyes Sprint Nextel

Deutsche Telekom eyes Sprint Nextel

Deutsche Telekom is considering a partial or even full take over of America’s third-largest mobile phone provider, Sprint Nextel, a move which would put it on a par with the US market leader AT&T Wireless.

Amnesty takes human rights torch on German run

Amnesty takes human rights torch on German run

Human rights campaigners started a torch run through Germany on Saturday to draw attention to abuses in China and the situation in Tibet.

Schily will not fight next election

Schily will not fight next election

Former German interior minister and stalwart of the Social Democratic Party Otto Schily will exit politics next year according to a report in weekly magazine Der Spiegel.

Barnyard air benefits unborn babies

Barnyard air benefits unborn babies

Women can significantly reduce the chance of their children developing allergies by paying regular visits to dairy farms and breathing in the air, according to researchers in Germany.

Germany to cut neo-Nazi party tax breaks

Germany to cut neo-Nazi party tax breaks

The government is drawing up plans to cut tax privileges currently granted to the neo-Nazi NPD party according to the Munich-based newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Berlin’s Tegel to close without debate

Berlin’s Tegel to close without debate

With Berliners still halfway focused on the row over the future of Tempelhof airport, it emerged on Saturday that the fate of the German capital's far more heavily-used Tegel airport has already been decided.

German universities struggle to keep foreign students

German universities struggle to keep foreign students

Unfriendly students and an unstructured curriculum are two reasons Germany is struggling to draw and keep foreign students, AFP's Brett Neely writes.