Bush arrives in Germany for talks with Merkel

Bush arrives in Germany for talks with Merkel

US President George W. Bush touched down in Germany Tuesday for talks to be dominated by the Iranian nuclear programme, climate protection and transatlantic trade.

German carmakers welcome modified emissions targets

German carmakers welcome modified emissions targets

German automakers could breathe easier Tuesday after Berlin and Paris agreed on a proposal that relaxes carbon dioxide emission targets for cars.

German rapper nearly jailed for violent lyrics

German rapper nearly jailed for violent lyrics

A German rap musician narrowly avoided being sent to jail for his violent lyrics, after a Berlin court on Tuesday ruled his 10-month sentence could be served on probation.

Dry spell threatens baby stork population in Germany

Dry spell threatens baby stork population in Germany

Animal experts fear mass mortality of baby storks in Germany due to unseasonably dry weather this summer.

German court overturns poker tournament ban

German court overturns poker tournament ban

A German court has overturned a ban on poker tournaments in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in an appeal that could set a precedent for card contests elsewhere in the country.

German milk prices expected to fall again

German milk prices expected to fall again

German milk prices are likely to fall again despite recent delivery strikes by dairy farmers to force retailers and creameries to pay more for their product, according to industry experts.

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Bertelsmann reportedly keen to sell Sony BMG stake

German media group Bertelsmann is in talks with Japanese partner Sony to sell its half in their jointly owned music company Sony BMG, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Truck loses 350 cases of beer on Autobahn

Truck loses 350 cases of beer on Autobahn

A few football fans could go thirsty after a beer transport truck from Munich lost some 350 cases of beer on the A8 Autobahn while traveling to Austria for a Euro 2008 delivery late on Monday evening.

Bierhoff says 2008 German squad can match Euro 1996 win

Bierhoff says 2008 German squad can match Euro 1996 win

German manager Oliver Bierhoff says the Euro 2008 side can emulate their Euro 1996-winning predecessors after finally breaking their 12-year winless streak in the competition.

As Bush era passes, Germany fears greater US demands

As Bush era passes, Germany fears greater US demands

Germany will welcome US President George W. Bush for a farewell visit Tuesday with much of the country more than happy to show him the door. But some fear times will be tougher with his successor, writes AFP's Deborah Cole.

Merkel and Sarkozy resolve dispute over car emissions

Merkel and Sarkozy resolve dispute over car emissions

France and Germany reached a deal Monday resolving their months-long dispute on EU-wide plans to reduce car emissions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.