Google loses right to Gmail name in Germany

Google loses right to Gmail name in Germany

Gmail users in Germany were likely surprised late last week when instead of gaining access to their email, they were greeted with a mysterious message from the folks at Google.

Batty for baseball in Bavaria

Batty for baseball in Bavaria

Not everyone in Germany is experiencing football fever during the European Championships this summer – David Hein reports on baseball’s equivalent of the UEFA Cup.

Heavy storms damage property in Germany

Heavy storms damage property in Germany

Rain and hail storms caused property damage across Germany, flooding cellars and uprooting trees late into Sunday night, police said on Monday.

Lufthansa workers strike in Frankurt and Düsseldorf

Lufthansa workers strike in Frankurt and Düsseldorf

After more unsuccessful wage talks, some 250 Lufthansa workers staged a strike at the Düsseldorf and Frankfurt airport on Monday.

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High oil prices undermine Ifo German business sentiment

Germany's key business confidence index dropped sharply in June, underscoring the damaging effect of persistently high oil prices on Europe's biggest economy.

Munich subway thugs stand trial for attempted murder

Munich subway thugs stand trial for attempted murder

Two young men who beat an elderly man in a Munich subway last year went on trial at the Munich district court on Monday for attempted murder and theft. The crime ignited a storm of debate over immigrant and youth crime in Germany.

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Politicians demand Germany ditch US nukes

German politicians demanded on Monday US nuclear weapons be removed from German soil following a report they were being insecurely stored in Europe.

German general calls for 6,000 more NATO troops in Afghanistan

German general calls for 6,000 more NATO troops in Afghanistan

A German NATO general has said the transatlantic alliance needs up to 6,000 more soldiers to stabilize strife-wracked Afghanistan, in an interview broadcast over the weekend.

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Official calls for new German energy efficiency laws

State Secretary for the German Environment Ministry Michael Müller is calling for a new “efficiency law” in response to soaring energy prices, daily newspaper Passauer Neue Express reported Monday.

Ammonia gas leak at German pool injures dozens

Ammonia gas leak at German pool injures dozens

A fine summer day turned caustic in the Bavarian town of Kulmbach over the weekend when dozens of swimmers were injured in a swimming pool gas leak.

Old pilots due back in Berlin for Airlift anniversary

Old pilots due back in Berlin for Airlift anniversary

Germany will play host this week on the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift to octogenarian former pilots who helped save the embattled western part of the city as the Soviets tried to starve it into submission.