Bra missive saves American hiker missing in Bavarian Alps

Bra missive saves American hiker missing in Bavarian Alps

Rescue workers in the Bavarian Alps have saved an American hiker who had been missing for 70 hours in a dramatic helicopter operation after she sent a signal with her sports bra.

Daimler announces an electric Smart car for 2010

Daimler announces an electric Smart car for 2010

German automaker Daimler will market an electric model by its Mercedes division and one by its small city-car brand Smart in 2010, boss Dieter Zetsche said in a newspaper interview.

Germany at odds with France on fuel tax

Germany at odds with France on fuel tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy openly acknowledged on Friday that France and Germany disagreed on tax breaks to ease the pain of high oil prices, in a blow to his plans to cut value added tax on fuel.

Woman caught rooming with three-legged llama in Mülheim

Woman caught rooming with three-legged llama in Mülheim

A German woman in Mülheim in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has been rooming with her three-legged pet llama for the last two years, city officials said Friday.

German internet portal offers advice to families of neo-Nazis

German internet portal offers advice to families of neo-Nazis

Is my son a neo-Nazi? Hannah Cleaver reports on an internet portal offering advice to Germans worried about friends and family falling prey to far-right groups.

German man banned from naked jogging

German man banned from naked jogging

A German court has ruled that a man in the Bavarian town of Gunzenhausen must wear clothes when he goes jogging from now on, Munich daily Abendzeitung reported Friday.

Jeers for North Rhine- Westphalia’s new English slogan

Jeers for North Rhine- Westphalia’s new English slogan

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has garnered scathing criticism for a new €9-million ad campaign in awkward English, according to German tabloid daily Express on Friday.

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Germany economy expected to slow in Q2

The German Finance Ministry on Friday said it expected the country’s economy to slow considerably in the second quarter.

Stauffenberg photo allegedly altered to resemble Tom Cruise

Stauffenberg photo allegedly altered to resemble Tom Cruise

A publicity photo for the upcoming Tom Cruise film in which he plays German WWII resistance hero Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg might have been altered to resemble the Hollywood star, according to the US internet magazine Slate.

Fans party as Germany makes final four

Fans party as Germany makes final four

Tens of thousands of Germans celebrated deep into the night on Thursday after their football team upset Portugal to reach the semifinals of Euro 2008.