Lahm shoots Germany into Euro 2008 final

Lahm shoots Germany into Euro 2008 final

A nervous and frequently unfocused Germany still managed to beat Turkey 3-2 on Wednesday night, booking a spot in the Euro 2008 final.

Bavaria gets bareback in the saddle

Bavaria gets bareback in the saddle

Germans are known for their penchant for getting naked in the park and on the beach, but some Munich residents are now championing cycling in the nude, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

What’s on in Germany: June 26 – July 3

What’s on in Germany: June 26 – July 3

Meet Germany’s new letter, the big ‘ß’

Meet Germany’s new letter, the big ‘ß’

The German alphabet is getting a new letter, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) confirmed on Wednesday.

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Lufthansa says will meet profit target despite fuel costs

German airline Lufthansa said on Wednesday that it expected to meet its operating profit target this year despite rising fuel prices.

One in eight Germans live in poverty

One in eight Germans live in poverty

The German cabinet has approved new national poverty figures that show the country's divide between rich and poor continues to grow, news agency DPA reported on Wednesday.

Germany prepares for massive football party

Germany prepares for massive football party

Just hours before the German national team takes on Turkey in the Euro 2008 semifinal on Wednesday evening, football fans from the North Sea to the Alps were gearing up for massive public sporting spectacle.

German grannies help produce modern crochet bikinis

German grannies help produce modern crochet bikinis

Two Berlin students are bringing a bit of the groovy 1970s back to the beach with the help of several German grannies - behold the crochet bikini 2.0.

Siemens boss says firm is too German, white and male

Siemens boss says firm is too German, white and male

The head of German industrial group Siemens, Peter Löscher, told the Financial Times Deutschland on Wednesday his company’s managers are too German, white and male.

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German police shoot man after knife attack on officer

German police shot and killed a 34-year-old man in Langenhagen late Tuesday night after he attacked an officer with a knife, police reported Wednesday.

Berlin conference ends with fretting over fragile peace talks

Berlin conference ends with fretting over fragile peace talks

The United States and other peace brokers finished up talks in Berlin Tuesday after raising $242 million for the Palestinian Authority security by fretting over the fragility of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and calling for a truce in Hamas-run Gaza to last and Israel to freeze settlements.

Germany bans Kurdish television channel

Germany bans Kurdish television channel

Germany has banned a Kurdish television station from broadcasting in the country because it promotes the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said late on Tuesday.