Baltic Sea sharks under threat

Baltic Sea sharks under threat

Overfishing threatens many of the 31 species of sharks that swim in the cold Baltic Sea off the northern German coast, researchers warned on Thursday.

Strikes hit Greece after OTE-Deutsche Telekom deal

Strikes hit Greece after OTE-Deutsche Telekom deal

Thousands protested and strikes shut down parts of Greece on Thursday after Germany's Deutsche Telekom completed a controversial deal giving it joint management of the country's main telecoms operator.

Berlin’s ‘Döner King’ to pay €40K in rotten meat case

Berlin’s ‘Döner King’ to pay €40K in rotten meat case

A Berlin court fined a meatpacking plant owner known as the "Döner King" €40,000 ($62,000) on Thursday for mislabelling and storing four tonnes of rotting meat.

Decision day looms for Löw on German Euro 2008 squad

Decision day looms for Löw on German Euro 2008 squad

With Germany aiming to reach the pinnacle of European football this summer, head coach Joachim Löw will scale one of the country's highest mountains on Friday to announce his team for next month's European Championship.

What’s on in Germany: May 15 – 21

What’s on in Germany: May 15 – 21

When scared, Germans reach for salty snacks

When scared, Germans reach for salty snacks

If inviting Germans over to watch horror movie "Saw," you had better stock up on salty snacks like crisps, according to a study of movie snacking habits released in Munich on Thursday.

Schäuble: Islamists top threat to Germany

Schäuble: Islamists top threat to Germany

Presenting the government's annual domestic intelligence report, Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Thursday said Islamic fundamentalists posed a bigger threat to Germany than neo-Nazis, anarchists or other extremist groups.

Chavez launches new attack on Merkel

Chavez launches new attack on Merkel

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez launched a fresh attack on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying she was "throwing stones" without any provocation.

German economy surprises with robust Q1 growth

German economy surprises with robust Q1 growth

The German economy got off to a stronger-than-expected start to the year, growing 1.5 percent in the first quarter, preliminary data from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Thursday.

China angered by German visit with Dalai Lama

China angered by German visit with Dalai Lama

China will officially protest the planned meeting between German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and the Dalai Lama, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.

Massive blaze breaks out in central Berlin

Massive blaze breaks out in central Berlin

A massive fire broke out at a paper storage facility on Wednesday evening in central Berlin that firefighters battled to control most of the night.