Israel alarmed over German-Iranian gas project

Israel alarmed over German-Iranian gas project

Israel expressed concern on Thursday about a German company's contract to build three liquefied natural gas plants in Iran amid sanctions aimed at halting Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme.

Germany warned of tornado danger

Germany warned of tornado danger

The German Weather Service (DWD) has cautioned that Germany could experience severe storms – including tornados – as two weather systems collide over the country on Friday.

Hamburg orangutan drowns after visitor throws food

Hamburg orangutan drowns after visitor throws food

The Hagenbeck Tierpark zoo in Hamburg is in mourning on Thursday after one of their orangutans took a deadly fall and drowned when a visitor tried to feed her.

Retailer Hertie files for insolvency

Retailer Hertie files for insolvency

The German department store chain Hertie said on Thursday it had filed for insolvency and signalled signalled problems with one of its owners, the British financial group Dawnay Day.

Lufthansa cancels flights amid efforts to end strike

Lufthansa cancels flights amid efforts to end strike

Lufthansa on Thursday was forced to cancel 128 flights, but the German airline started preliminary talks with union officials aimed at ending the four day-long strike.

Former Economy Minister Clement booted out of the SPD

Former Economy Minister Clement booted out of the SPD

Former German Economy Minister Wolfgang Clement was kicked out of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Thursday by a committee in his home state of North Rhine-Westphalia for criticizing an SPD candidate in a recent election.

What’s on in Germany: Jul. 31 – Aug. 6

What’s on in Germany: Jul. 31 – Aug. 6

Hitler’s art collection made public online

Hitler’s art collection made public online

The German Historical Museum has made every piece of information on Adolf Hitler's art collection available online as of Thursday.

Neo-Nazi exhumed to find forbidden swastika flag

Neo-Nazi exhumed to find forbidden swastika flag

German officials in Passau have exhumed the corpse of a former Nazi Waffen-SS soldier in order to confiscate a forbidden Third Reich era flag placed over his coffin during his burial last weekend.

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Deutsche Bank Q2 profit falls amid market turmoil

Deutsche Bank posted on Thursday a second quarter net profit that was far lower than in the same period a year earlier, but still managed to exceed analysts expectations thanks to one-off items.

High oil prices bolster record BASF profits

High oil prices bolster record BASF profits

BASF, the world's biggest chemical company, posted record profit results for the second quarter on Thursday, boosted by high oil prices.

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Restructuring pushes retailer Metro into Q2 loss

Metro, the leading German retailer, fell into a loss in the second quarter owing to one-off restructuring charges, it said Thursday in a statement.

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Five injured in Saarbrücken explosion

Five people were seriously injured in an explosion in an apartment building in the western German city of Saarbrücken overnight after the suspected manipulation of gas canisters.

Bremen and Schalke to fight FIFA’s Olympic ruling

Bremen and Schalke to fight FIFA’s Olympic ruling

Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 will fight to bring their Olympic players back to Germany after FIFA ruled all clubs must allow eligible players to attend next month's Beijing Games.

Hamas frees cameraman working for German TV

Hamas frees cameraman working for German TV

Hamas-run security forces in the Gaza Strip have released a cameraman working for German public broadcaster ARD after arresting him and several other people over the weekend.