Dalai Lama addresses 25,000 in Berlin

Dalai Lama addresses 25,000 in Berlin

The Dalai Lama called for dialogue as a means to end violence Monday as he wrapped up a visit to Germany that has stirred fresh tension with China.

Vodafone to pay €474 million for rest of Arcor

Vodafone to pay €474 million for rest of Arcor

British mobile phone giant Vodafone said on Monday it had agreed to buy the 26.4-percent interest in German fixed-line unit Arcor it does not own from Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Bank for €474 million ($737 million) in cash.

Raising a glass to Teutonic hospitality

Raising a glass to Teutonic hospitality

In his book Cycling Back to Happiness, English journalist Bernie Friend covers 6,000 kilometres of northern Europe on a bicycle in a bid to overcome his hypochondria. His first impressions of Germany weren’t too positive, but Wilhelmshaven couple Horst and Ursula give him a taste of real German hospitality.

Driver naps while drunk passenger steers on Autobahn

Driver naps while drunk passenger steers on Autobahn

Drive-time became sleepy-time for one Frenchman on Germany's Autobahn until an off-duty police officer caught him napping while his inebriated passenger steered the car, police said on Monday.

US Embassy returns to historic Berlin site

US Embassy returns to historic Berlin site

The new US Embassy in Berlin will next week open its doors on the same site the mission occupied before World War II, Ambassador William R. Timken said on Monday.

Bundesbank expects only modest German growth

Bundesbank expects only modest German growth

The Bundesbank said on Monday it expected only modest growth for Germany in the coming months following the scorching rate of expansion the world’s third-largest economy notched in the first quarter of 2008.

Dalai Lama meeting stirs storm in Berlin and Beijing

Dalai Lama meeting stirs storm in Berlin and Beijing

German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul held talks with the Dalai Lama on Monday in a meeting that riled leaders in Berlin as well as Beijing.

Suspect in Hamburg ‘honour killing’ had assault record

Suspect in Hamburg ‘honour killing’ had assault record

A 23-year-old Hamburg man suspected of stabbing his sister to death in an honour killing last week had already been prosecuted for assaulting her and others, prosecutors confirmed on Monday.

Federer pins hopes on Nadal fatigue after Hamburg loss

Federer pins hopes on Nadal fatigue after Hamburg loss

Roger Federer expects Rafael Nadal to wilt under the physical burden of defending his French Open title when the world's top two players continue their rivalry at Roland Garros next week.

Moving beyond Bush

Moving beyond Bush

Germany and Europe certainly won’t be sad to see US President Bush leave next year, but Obama, McCain or maybe even Clinton will still have their work cut out for them, writes Steve Kettmann.

Aussies slump to German field hockey squad

Aussies slump to German field hockey squad

Australia slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Germany while the Netherlands saw off China 3-1 on the second day of the women's Champions Trophy field hockey tournament in Germany on Sunday.

SPD calls for higher taxes on the rich

SPD calls for higher taxes on the rich

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) is calling for higher taxes on the rich in light of a widening income gap between the country’s wealthiest and poorest residents.

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Merkel pays official visit to Mexico

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will conclude a weeklong trip to Latin America, her first state visit, with talks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday.