Merkel criticizes Russia over Georgia crisis

Merkel criticizes Russia over Georgia crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday criticized Russia's recent military action against Georgia during talks with with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, but he dismissed the idea Moscow would yield over South Ossetia.

All eyes on Munich as Bundesliga season begins

All eyes on Munich as Bundesliga season begins

All eyes will be on Munich's Allianz Arena when defending champions Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday against Hamburg under the gaze of new coach Jürgen Klinsmann.

Business warns against Left in Hesse state government

Business warns against Left in Hesse state government

Leading industrialists have slammed the prospect of a socialist-tolerated coalition in the state government of Hesse, warning that such a partnership could scare off investors.

Tarantino and Pitt join forces to scalp Nazis in Berlin

Tarantino and Pitt join forces to scalp Nazis in Berlin

Berlin will host Hollywood star Brad Pitt and action director Quentin Tarantino this autumn, as filming starts on what could be a controversial nazi-themed movie.

Weed plantation found at Neuss drug clinic

Weed plantation found at Neuss drug clinic

Around 100 huge cannabis plants have been dug up and removed from the grounds of an addiction clinic in Neuss, near Düsseldorf.

Experts see no danger of recession for German economy

Experts see no danger of recession for German economy

The German government’s top economic advisor said on Friday that there was little danger Germany would fall into recession even though the world’s third-largest economy shrank during the second quarter.

Berlin Arabic mag sparks outrage by labelling gays as diseased

Berlin Arabic mag sparks outrage by labelling gays as diseased

Two sensitive subjects have crashed into each other in Berlin, with a row over an article in a German Arabic language magazine warning readers that shaking the hands of gay men can transmit diseases.

Russians to show Merkel alleged proof of Georgian atrocities

Russians to show Merkel alleged proof of Georgian atrocities

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev reportedly plans to show German Chancellor Angela Merkel evidence of Georgian atrocities in South Ossetia during talks in Russia on Friday.

Experiment tries to slow Swiss glacier melt with giant screen

Experiment tries to slow Swiss glacier melt with giant screen

German researchers trying to slow melting glaciers have set up a large screen in the Swiss Alps that they hope will trap cold air over the icy mass.

Steffen upsets Trickett for 100-metre freestyle gold

Steffen upsets Trickett for 100-metre freestyle gold

Germany's Britta Steffen reeled in world record-holder Libby Trickett from Australia to claim the Olympic gold medal in the women's 100 metres freestyle at the Beijing Games on Friday.

Nigerian rebel group claims to have rescued kidnapped Germans

Nigerian rebel group claims to have rescued kidnapped Germans

Nigeria's most prominent armed group in the restive Niger Delta, MEND, said late on Thursday it had rescued and will soon release two German construction workers seized last month by unknown gunmen.