German pensioner death sparks call for laws against assisted suicide

German pensioner death sparks call for laws against assisted suicide

Several German states are planning to push for a law that would forbid assisted suicide following the controversial death of an elderly woman who was healthy but feared being put in a retirement home.

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One-quarter of Berliners have foreign roots

Every fourth Berlin resident has foreign roots, according to a new survey released by the state's statistics office on Tuesday.

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Deutsche Bank shares fall on profit warning rumours

Shares in the biggest German bank, Deutsche Bank, plunged on Tuesday amid rumours the bank could issue a second quarter profit warning.

German unemployment sinks to 16-year low

German unemployment sinks to 16-year low

German unemployment sank to its lowest level in nearly 16 years on Tuesday, according to June figures from the Federal Labour Agency.

Man-sized German catfish chokes on football

Man-sized German catfish chokes on football

A gigantic catfish in Germany's Main River met its end this week when it suffocated after trying to eat a football, water police reported.

Reagan’s son lobbies for memorial in Berlin

Reagan’s son lobbies for memorial in Berlin

The son of former US President Ronald Reagan has called for a memorial to his father near Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate.

US wants Bundeswehr forces to help in eastern Afghanistan

US wants Bundeswehr forces to help in eastern Afghanistan

The US wants the quick reaction forces (QRF) from the German Bundeswehr to begin operations on the unstable eastern border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, a CIA source in Washington said on Tuesday.

Deutsche Post wins €1-bln EU ruling on state aid

Deutsche Post wins €1-bln EU ruling on state aid

German mail services and logistics group Deutsche Post said on Tuesday it would be repaid about €1 billion ($1.58 billion) from the German government after a European court overturned a EU decision concerning state aid.

Three dead in train collision in Bavaria

Three dead in train collision in Bavaria

At least three people are dead in a train collision after a car driver apparently overlooked an oncoming train at a railroad crossing, police in Nuremberg reported late Monday night.

Striking Lufthansa workers cause delays

Striking Lufthansa workers cause delays

Airline passengers in Germany faced protracted delays on Tuesday in Frankfurt, Munich and Nuremberg as Lufthansa workers staged a series of warning strikes in an ongoing wage dispute.

Köhler won’t sign EU treaty pending court ruling

Köhler won’t sign EU treaty pending court ruling

German President Horst Köhler will not complete his country's ratification of the EU's Lisbon Treaty until its highest court has ruled on legal challenges to the text, his office said late on Monday.

Nazi hunters say German judge blocking search for ‘Dr Death’

Nazi hunters say German judge blocking search for ‘Dr Death’

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has accused a German judge of blocking the search for the world's most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect, Aribert Heim, also known as "Dr. Death."