Deutsche Bahn to raise prices despite strong profits

Deutsche Bahn to raise prices despite strong profits

German railway Deutsche Bahn customers can expect a price hike despite solid profits and record ridership in the first half of the year, the company announced in Frankfurt on Monday.

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Germany plans reconstruction conference for Georgia

Germany is working on a proposal for a reconstruction conference for Georgia involving the European Union and Georgia's neighbours, a government spokesman said Monday.

San Francisco consulate assails visiting German MPs

San Francisco consulate assails visiting German MPs

The German consul in San Francisco has reportedly assailed a group of visiting parliamentarians for their bad behaviour, including one who even allegedly demanded "a negro" to push another wheelchair-bound MP.

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Germany expects next Pakistan leader to help pacify Afghanistan

Germany expects Pakistan's next president to help bring stability in neighbouring Afghanistan, fight terrorism and bolster democracy, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday after Pervez Musharraf's resignation.

China renews hopes for German maglev project

China renews hopes for German maglev project

China may resurrect a plan for the first long-distance route for the German-engineered high-speed maglev Transrapid train, official Chinese press agency Xinhua reported on Monday. But the project is likely to be delayed three years from its original timetable.

Germany misses out on Olympics football final

Germany misses out on Olympics football final

Brazil came from a goal down to stun Germany 4-1 Monday and book a place in the women's Olympic football final, avenging their painful defeat to the European powerhouse in last year's World Cup final.

Schröder lambasted for blaming Russian conflict on Georgia

Schröder lambasted for blaming Russian conflict on Georgia

Several German politicians criticized former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder on Monday for blaming Georgia for the conflict with Russia over South Ossetia in an interview published this week.

Schavan’s exorbitant chopper flight causes outrage

Schavan’s exorbitant chopper flight causes outrage

German Education Minister Annette Schavan has sparked outrage by taking a government helicopter to Zürich for €26,500 instead of a commercial flight costing only few hundred euros.

Bavarian undertaker duo accused of killing mortician

Bavarian undertaker duo accused of killing mortician

Two German undertakers have been arrested in Bavaria on suspicion of killing a funeral home owner, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office in the southern city of Erlangen said on Monday.

Iran offers German firms business guarantees

Iran offers German firms business guarantees

An Iranian official said on Monday Iran is ready to offer investment guarantees to German companies to counter Berlin's efforts to curb business in the country due to its controversial nuclear programme.

Couple rescued from plane stuck in Bavarian power lines

Couple rescued from plane stuck in Bavarian power lines

Emergency workers rescued two people from a small plane that became stuck in power lines while trying to land in Bavaria on Sunday.

Wet Germany has world’s priciest water

Wet Germany has world’s priciest water

Germany might be a fairly rainy and wet place, but water in the country is more expensive than anywhere else in the world, according to a new survey published on Monday.

Stuttgart open new Bundesliga season with away win

Stuttgart open new Bundesliga season with away win

Stuttgart, bidding to dislodge last season's Bundesliga winners Bayern Munich, got their campaign off to a solid start on Sunday by winning 3-1 away at promoted Borussia Mönchengladbach.