Köhler calls for a new German reform push

Köhler calls for a new German reform push

German President Horst Köhler on Tuesday called for Germany to engage in further reform and modernization of the economy and society.

Ex-contestant of Klum’s model show acquitted of drunk driving

Ex-contestant of Klum’s model show acquitted of drunk driving

The troubled former contestant of Heidi Klum's show Germany's Next Top Model was acquitted of drunk driving by a court in Nuremberg on Tuesday.

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German ZEW investor confidence survey drops sharply

German investor confidence has plunged to the lowest level since late 1992, a survey showed on Tuesday, due to record oil prices and expectations of higher borrowing costs in the euro zone.

Daimler unveils share buyback plan

Daimler unveils share buyback plan

German auto manufacturer Daimler said on Tuesday it would buy back about 96.4 million of its own shares, some 10 percent of its outstanding stock, for up to €6 billion ($9.3 billion).

Germans warned not to forget 1953 uprising

Germans warned not to forget 1953 uprising

German politicians on Tuesday warned against forgetting an East German uprising brutally put down by the Soviets 55 years ago on June 17, 1953.

Carl Zeiss creates world’s smallest football field

Carl Zeiss creates world’s smallest football field

Just in time for the Euro 2008 football tournament, German high-tech firm Carl Zeiss says it has created the world’s smallest football pitch.

Germany’s top literature prize goes to Josef Winkler

Germany’s top literature prize goes to Josef Winkler

Germany’s most important literature award, the Georg Büchner Prize, has been awarded this year to Austrian novelist Josef Winkler, the German Academy for Speech and Composition announced on Tuesday in Darmstadt.

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Boehringer Ingelheim set to buy US biotech group Actimis

The German pharmaceutical laboratory Boehringer Ingelheim said on Tuesday that it intended to buy US biotechnology specialist Actimis for up to $515 million (€330 million).

Environmental group warns of pricey German drinking water

Environmental group warns of pricey German drinking water

Nature protection organization BUND has called the German government’s proposed environmental code book (UGB) “inadequate” and has warned its failings could triple the cost of drinking water.

Study: mobiles won’t cause cancer

Study: mobiles won’t cause cancer

Using mobile and cordless telephones does not pose a cancer risk for adults, according to a study by Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) to be presented on Tuesday.

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Germany and Poland pushing ahead with Lisbon Treaty

Poland and Germany urged EU states to push ahead with ratifying the bloc’s reforming Lisbon Treaty, despite the crisis sparked by Ireland’s rejection of it in a referendum.