German cabinet approves contentious bills for terror data

German cabinet approves contentious bills for terror data

Germany on Wednesday approved a disputed plan to share more information on terror suspects with the United States in a deal that Washington hopes will be a model for cooperation with other countries.

Police raid German rappers with fake guns and drugs

Police raid German rappers with fake guns and drugs

Scared residents in Dortmund spurred a police raid when they mistook a group of men filming a hip hop video for dangerous criminals on Tuesday evening.

Biblical theme park coming to Germany

Biblical theme park coming to Germany

Germans fancying lunch in the Tower of Babel, a visit to an "original size" Noah's Ark or a multimedia depiction of the final battle between Good and Evil will soon be able to head to a planned biblical amusement park.

Germany’s Zugspitze glacier gets sunshield

Germany’s Zugspitze glacier gets sunshield

Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze (2,962 metres), is getting a special shield to protect its glacier from melting, the company that runs the mountain's ski resort, Bayerische Zugspitzbahn, said on Wednesday.

Support for SPD plummets to new low

Support for SPD plummets to new low

Support for Germany’s centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) plummeted to an all-time low in an opinion poll released on Wednesday.

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Glass ceiling means diplomacy is still a man’s world

Barely a fifth of diplomats in Berlin are women – and things are barely better elsewhere. The Local looks at the glass ceiling in the world’s foreign ministries.

Germany’s Euro 2008 referee will opt out on psychotherapy

Germany’s Euro 2008 referee will opt out on psychotherapy

This year for the first time, football referees at the UEFA European Championship will have official access to psychological care, but Germany’s referee says he won’t need it.

Deutsche Telekom to curb staff data access after spying scandal

Deutsche Telekom to curb staff data access after spying scandal

The head of Deutsche Telekom said Wednesday the company will curb employee access to client data, as he tried to contain a scandal sparked by revelations that Europe's biggest telephone company had spied on journalists.

Football: Jens Lehmann signs with VfB Stuttgart

Football: Jens Lehmann signs with VfB Stuttgart

German international goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, whose contract with English Premier League side Arsenal expires at the end of the month, will return to the Bundesliga next season after signing a one-year deal with VfB Stuttgart, the German club announced on Tuesday.

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Most Germans willing to pay more for milk

The majority of Germans would be willing to pay more for milk, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

Milk strike damages estimated at €50 mln

Milk strike damages estimated at €50 mln

Creameries affected by the milk delivery strike by dairy farmers in the last week have suffered millions of euros in damages, according the German daily Bild on Wednesday.

Energy dominates German imports from Russia

Energy dominates German imports from Russia

Energy accounts for 70 percent of German imports from Russia, official data showed on Wednesday as Berlin got set to welcome Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on his first European trip since taking office.