Lufthansa in talks for two more rivals

Lufthansa in talks for two more rivals

What airline isn’t Deutsche Lufthansa trying to buy?

Pope condemns German frog sculpture as blasphemous

Pope condemns German frog sculpture as blasphemous

An Italian art museum has refused to remove a sculpture of a crucified frog that Pope Benedict has deemed blasphemous, news agency Reuters reported on Thursday.

Politicians, victims remember air show disaster

Politicians, victims remember air show disaster

More than 100 victims and victims’ relatives took part in a memorial service at Ramstein air base Thursday to commemorate a horrific crash during an air show 20 years ago.

Unemployment shrinks despite slowdown

Unemployment shrinks despite slowdown

The number of German unemployed eased more than expected in August, but some analysts said the good news would likely be temporary as Europe's biggest economy slows down.

What’s on in Germany: Aug.28-Sept.3

What’s on in Germany: Aug.28-Sept.3

German woman requests new trial in Swedish child murder case

German woman requests new trial in Swedish child murder case

Christine Schürrer, the German woman expected to be found guilty of murdering two toddlers in Arboga in March, is requesting a new trial because of media statements made by lay judges involved in the case.

Afghanistan hurting military recruitment efforts

Afghanistan hurting military recruitment efforts

Fears over duty in Afghanistan are reportedly leading to a shortage of recruits for Germany’s army, which for years was excused from the world’s conflicts because it served as a Cold War buffer.

Bionade planning factory in Iowa

Bionade planning factory in Iowa

Bavarian natural soft drink manufacturer Bionade is planning to open a factory in Iowa within the next two years, after bringing their products to the United States for the first time this month.

Berlin consumer electronics show gets practical

Berlin consumer electronics show gets practical

The Ifa, Europe’s top consumer electronics show, is normally all about gadgets that make life more entertaining with the latest flat screen televisions, stereo equipment and the like. But this year the Internationale Funkausstellung, opening in Berlin on Friday, will for the first time see usually more down-to-earth appliances like fridges and washing machines fighting for attention.

Germany’s Merkel named world’s most powerful woman

Germany’s Merkel named world’s most powerful woman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named the world's most powerful woman by US business magazine Forbes in their most recent edition.

Munich river heads for Hollywood

Munich river heads for Hollywood

This autumn Munich water management experts and the Goethe Institute will present their successful Isar River restoration project to Los Angeles city officials in hopes that they'll be inspired to return the city's concrete riverbed to its former glory, writes The Local's Kristen Allen.