Berlin Philharmonic catches fire

Berlin Philharmonic catches fire

Berlin’s famed Philharmonic caught fire on Tuesday afternoon, sending huge clouds of smoke into the sky over the German capital.

German MPs kybosh unpopular pay raise

German MPs kybosh unpopular pay raise

German lawmakers have rejected a proposal that would have seen their salaries increase 16.4 percent over three years, the parliamentary leaders of the two main parties said on Tuesday.

Firefighters feel the heat for Hitler Youth t-shirt slogan

Firefighters feel the heat for Hitler Youth t-shirt slogan

Volunteer firefighters from the eastern German city of Cottbus issued an apology this week for using Adolf Hitler's famous exhortation to Nazi youth as a t-shirt slogan.

China warns Germany over Dalai Lama visit

China warns Germany over Dalai Lama visit

China warned Germany on Tuesday that it must firmly oppose the Dalai Lama's "separatist activities" after Tibet's exiled spiritual leader met officials in Berlin.

Police call off hunt for gunman at Berlin school

Police call off hunt for gunman at Berlin school

A four-hour search for an armed man in a Berlin trade school ended on Tuesday without a sign of the reported gunman.

German investor confidence slips in May: ZEW

German investor confidence slips in May: ZEW

Analysts and investors turned gloomier in May about prospects for the German economy, the biggest in Europe, because of rising prices and rise of the euro, the ZEW institute's monthly indicator showed on Tuesday.

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News Corp. raises stake in German pay-TV Premiere

US media giant News Corporation said on Monday it has raised its stake in German pay-television operator Premiere to 25.01 percent, the second increase since buying into the firm in January.

German-Afghan jailed for knifing rabbi in Frankfurt

German-Afghan jailed for knifing rabbi in Frankfurt

A court in Frankfurt sentenced a German man of Afghan origin to three and a half years for a knife attack on a rabbi in Frankfurt last September.

German producer prices jump by 5.2 percent in April

German producer prices jump by 5.2 percent in April

German prices at the factory gate jumped by 5.2 percent in April, the biggest 12-month increase since August 2006, figures from the national statistics office showed on Tuesday.

Merkel wraps up Latin America tour with Mexico visit

Merkel wraps up Latin America tour with Mexico visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has wrapped up a four-nation tour of Latin America with talks on investment and the environment on a brief visit to Mexico.

German army may open commando unit to women

German army may open commando unit to women

The German army’s elite anti-terror commando unit may soon open its doors to women, a German newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Osnabrück to host dialogue with Muslims: report

Osnabrück to host dialogue with Muslims: report

A small city in the German state of Lower Saxony where Christians negotiated to end a religious war in the 1600s should be a centre for Christian-Islamic dialogue today, the state premier told a newspaper on Tuesday.