Drunken British women ground flight in Frankfurt

Drunken British women ground flight in Frankfurt

A UK charter flight was forced to land in Frankfurt this week after two drunken British women attacked cabin staff with a vodka bottle and tried to open the emergency exit at an altitude of 10,000 metres, German police said on Friday.

Air Berlin alleges Dresdner Bank stock manipulation

Air Berlin alleges Dresdner Bank stock manipulation

Troubled carrier Air Berlin has alleged that Dresdner Bank profited at the airline's expense by manipulating its share price, in a letter sent to German stock market watchdog BaFin.

Germany set for muggy hot weekend

Germany set for muggy hot weekend

After weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures and showers, much of Germany is set to have a muggy and hot weekend.

Disabled man kept in Essen cellar for years

Disabled man kept in Essen cellar for years

A mentally disabled German man has been kept in the cellar of a family home in Essen for years, according to witnesses in a trial that will decide whether the man becomes a ward of the state.

Infineon to cut 3,000 jobs amid heavy quarterly loss

Infineon to cut 3,000 jobs amid heavy quarterly loss

German semi-conductor group Infineon posted a sharp quarterly loss on Friday and announced the loss of thousands of jobs.

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Reinsurer Munich Re’s shares plummet after profit warning

German re-insurance giant Munich Re warned Friday that its 2008 net profit would miss previous forecasts although it would be "still well above €2 billion" ($3.14 billion).

Berlin senior nabbed cruising autobahn in wheelchair

Berlin senior nabbed cruising autobahn in wheelchair

German police stopped a 96-year-old wheelchair driver who left his retirement home and took a Berlin highway to pick up flowers for his apartment, tabloid daily B.Z. reported on Friday.

Germany cheers Obama’s Berlin visit

Germany cheers Obama’s Berlin visit

A day after Barack Obama’s wildly successful public appearance in Berlin, German politicians and media lauded the US presidential candidate’s speech on the challenges facing Europe and America.

Lufthansa braces for massive strike on Monday

Lufthansa braces for massive strike on Monday

Workers for Lufthansa have announced a massive strike of to begin on Monday that could last for weeks, but the German airline says it has a detailed emergency service plan.

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Steinmeier lands in Afghanistan for surprise visit

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier landed in Afghanistan on Friday for a surprise four-day trip to visit troops and inspect reconstruction efforts.

Bundesliga clubs fume over TV money row

Bundesliga clubs fume over TV money row

Senior figures from some of the Bundesliga's top clubs are reacting angrily to the threat of missing out on millions of euros in lost television revenue unless they satisfy German competition authorities.