Obama dazzles over 200,000 in Berlin

Obama dazzles over 200,000 in Berlin

Over 200,000 jubilant Barack Obama supporters shut down the centre of Berlin on Thursday evening to listen to the US presidential candidate give an impassioned speech on the global challenges of the 21st century.

Obama plays down expectations before Berlin speech

Obama plays down expectations before Berlin speech

US presidential candidate Barack Obama tried played down the massively hyped expectations for his speech in Berlin on Thursday, saying he was not trying to make a historic address like JFK and Ronald Reagan.

Daimler lowers profit forecast even as second quarter sales rise

Daimler lowers profit forecast even as second quarter sales rise

German car maker Daimler lowered its full-year profit forecast on Thursday as raised second-quarter sales were unable to make up for weaker economic conditions and high raw material prices.

Berlin’s public transport most-vandalized in Germany

Berlin’s public transport most-vandalized in Germany

Vandalism on public transportation is the worst in Germany's capital Berlin, according to estimates by the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV).

German astronaut calls for larger European space programme

German astronaut calls for larger European space programme

German astronaut Thomas Reiter has called for a greater share of European resources to be spent on space exploration and expressed his hope Germany would one day land on the Moon and Mars.

What’s on in Germany: July 24 – 30

What’s on in Germany: July 24 – 30

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Boy suffocates in sand after trespassing at German gravel plant

A 15-year-old boy was accidentally buried in a huge sand pile and suffocated to death after he and his friends trespassed at a gravel plant on Wednesday evening in Rheinstetten in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

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German Ifo business sentiment plunges to 34-month low

German business sentiment plunged to a 34-month low point in July, a key index showed on Thursday, underscoring that high oil prices and a strong euro are throttling Europe's biggest economy.

Air traffic normalizing after Lufthansa unit strikes

Air traffic normalizing after Lufthansa unit strikes

Air traffic for Lufthansa units Cityline and Eurowings had normalized on Thursday after a 36-hour strike that grounded hundreds of flights and caused massive delays for passengers.

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German man denies sex with murdered corpse

The lawyer of a German man suspected of murder and necrophilia has rejected the charges during his trial that began on Thursday in Nuremberg.

Feds mulling total move from Bonn to Berlin

Feds mulling total move from Bonn to Berlin

German officials are no longer ruling out moving the remaining bits of the federal government from Bonn to Berlin, according to an internal report published by Bild on Thursday.

Giant python escapes near Mainz

Giant python escapes near Mainz

A 2.5-metre long tiger python has escaped from captivity in the village of Niederheimbach am Rhein near Mainz, according to police.

Berlin gears up for Obama visit

Berlin gears up for Obama visit

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama will on Thursday kick off a European tour in Berlin, where he can expect a rapturous welcome amid a deep yearning on the continent for change in Washington.