German couple offer baby on Ebay

German couple offer baby on Ebay

A young Bavarian couple has offered their baby for sale on the internet auction site Ebay, prompting a police investigation.

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Deutsche Bank reportedly eyeing Citigroup German unit

Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, is in talks to buy the German subsidiary of US banking giant Citigroup, Citibank, WirtschaftsWoche magazine reported on Friday.

Italian rubbish arrives in Germany

Italian rubbish arrives in Germany

Fifty-six containers full of rubbish from Naples arrived by train in Hamburg on Friday as part of a deal between Germany and the southern Italian city to tackle its trash crisis, officials said.

German zoo investigated for killing tiger cubs

German zoo investigated for killing tiger cubs

Prosecutors are investigating whether the Magdeburg Zoo's decision to kill three tiger cubs because they were not pure-blooded violated animal welfare laws.

Berlin public transit wage dispute ends

Berlin public transit wage dispute ends

Protracted wage negotiations between trade union Verdi and Berlin public transport operator BVG finally ended on Friday with a compromise.

Frankfurt gets flexible over working hours

Frankfurt gets flexible over working hours

More and more Germans are working the hours that suit them best. Kasia Dawidowska explores the ‘flexitime’ phenomena in the region around Germany’s business mecca Frankfurt.

German and Russian railways mulling cross holdings

German and Russian railways mulling cross holdings

The German and Russian railways Deutsche Bahn and RZD are holding talks that could lead to a cross shareholding as both companies prepare for partial privatizations, a press report said Friday.

Engineers convicted in maglev accident

Engineers convicted in maglev accident

Two German engineers were convicted of manslaughter on Friday for their part in a 2006 maglev train accident that killed 23 and injured 11 passengers.

EU treaty approval shows Berlin schism

EU treaty approval shows Berlin schism

The upper house of the German parliament approved the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon on Friday in a vote that exposed fault lines within Berlin's local government.

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EU official slams ‘irresponsible’ executive pay

The EU’s top economic official slammed salaries earned by some European business leaders, joining those who have called for action on the socially sensitive issue.

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Bremen

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Bremen

A Ryanair flight made an emergency landing in Bremen early on Friday morning after a passenger suffered a heart attack.

German rents to reach record increases

German rents to reach record increases

In the next year Germans can expect the biggest jump in rent prices the country has experienced in a decade, reported German daily Bild on Friday.