UNESCO boss calls for new poll on Dresden bridge

UNESCO boss calls for new poll on Dresden bridge

UNESCO chief Francesco Bandarin has urged politicians in Dresden to stop building a controversial bridge that could cost the city’s Elbe River Valley its coveted World Heritage status and to hold a new referendum on the issue.

Volkswagen goes green with Japanese technology

Volkswagen goes green with Japanese technology

German carmaker Volkswagen is to join forces with Japan's Sanyo Electric to develop a lithium-ion battery, a key component of eco-friendly hybrid and electric cars, the Nikkei newspaper reported Sunday.

Duo grill car instead of steaks

Duo grill car instead of steaks

A chilled-out barbecue on a balcony turned into a nightmare for two young men in Kaiserslautern on Saturday as they ended up accidentally setting a car on fire and damaging two other vehicles.

Rostock, Duisburg relegated from Bundesliga

Rostock, Duisburg relegated from Bundesliga

Duisburg and Hansa Rostock were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday while champions Bayern are on the verge of the record for the least amount of league goals conceded in a season.

Canada crushes Germany at ice hockey championship

Canada crushes Germany at ice hockey championship

Germany suffered its worst ice hockey loss in 22 years as it was thrashed 10-1 by defending champion Canada in the qualification round of the World Ice Hockey Championships on Saturday.

Merkel slams Myanmar’s aid stance

Merkel slams Myanmar’s aid stance

German Chancellor Merkel said Myanmar's blockade of vital international relief for victims of the cyclone is "unacceptable” as politicians call for UN action to raise pressure on the country’s military regime.