Employers to sue Berlin over dole payments

Employers to sue Berlin over dole payments

The German employers federation (BDA) will attempt to force the government to lower the level of employer contributions to unemployment insurance, BDA president Dieter Hundt told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Steffi Graf awarded top German sports honour

Steffi Graf awarded top German sports honour

German sports foundation Deutsche Sporthilfe has awarded tennis legend Steffi Graf its Golden Sport Pyramid. She is the 10th female athlete to receive the German sporting world's highest honour.

Steinmeier meets new Lebanese president

Steinmeier meets new Lebanese president

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Lebanon on Sunday to meet with newly elected President Michel Suleiman.

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RWE offers to sell off German gas transport network

German energy group RWE has proposed selling off its gas transmission network in order to avoid a drawn-out anti-trust battle with the European Commission.