Lufthansa strike could see Olympians stranded

Lufthansa strike could see Olympians stranded

A general strike by Lufthansa's staff could have repercussions for Germany's Olympic team flying to Beijing, but the air carrier says it will do all it can to get German athletes to China.

Genealogist finds Obama’s German roots

Genealogist finds Obama’s German roots

As evidenced on his recent stop in Berlin, Barack Obama is so loved by Germans that many perhaps wish he were German. Now, they can comfort themselves in the knowledge that he is a little bit German – 4.6875 percent, to be exact.

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Big German parties bleeding members, expert says

For the first time in its history, Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) may have more members than the Social Democratic Party (SPD) but both major parties are suffering from declining membership rates.

Steinmeier examines Afghan security commitment

Steinmeier examines Afghan security commitment

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier continued his four-day visit to Afghanistan on Saturday with talks in Kabul about German and EU efforts to increase security through better policing.

Curtain up on Wolfgang Wagner’s last Bayreuth

Curtain up on Wolfgang Wagner’s last Bayreuth

Germany's political and social elite arrived in Bayreuth on Friday evening for the gala opening of opera's Bayreuth Festival -- the last under the direction of the composer's 88-year-old grandson, Wolfgang Wagner.