Ex-NPD treasurer jailed for stealing neo-Nazi party funds

Ex-NPD treasurer jailed for stealing neo-Nazi party funds

The former treasurer of Germany’s far-right NPD party on Friday was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail for embezzling more than €700,000 ($976,339) in party funds.

Madonna causes Bundesliga match cancellation

Madonna causes Bundesliga match cancellation

Friday night's Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Karlsruhe SC has been cancelled because the pitch was damaged during pop star Madonna's concert last week.

Deutsche Bank seals Postbank deal

Deutsche Bank seals Postbank deal

Deutsche Bank struck a deal on Friday to buy a stake in Germany's largest retail bank Postbank for €2.79 billion ($3.93 billion) in the country's latest major banking deal.

Berlin lodges protest over US comments on Baltic pipeline

Berlin lodges protest over US comments on Baltic pipeline

The German government has reportedly lodged an official protest with the US Embassy in Berlin over critical comments made by the US Ambassador to Sweden on a Baltic Sea pipeline meant to transport Russian gas.

VW union stages massive protest against Porsche and EU

VW union stages massive protest against Porsche and EU

Tens of thousands of workers demonstrated at Volkswagen’s headquarters Friday against what they see as threats to their jobs from Porsche’s takeover efforts and from EU regulators.

Munich bans hoodlums from Oktoberfest

Munich bans hoodlums from Oktoberfest

This year's Oktoberfest will be a bit safer after 23 known hooligans and five chronic pickpockets have been banned from the Bavarian beer festival, Munich daily tz reported on Friday.

Steinbrück rejects EU stimulus plan idea

Steinbrück rejects EU stimulus plan idea

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück on Friday rejected the idea of a European stimulus plan to revitalize the economy, as EU finance chiefs gathered to map out a way to avert a recession.

Deutsche Bahn scraps service charge plan

Deutsche Bahn scraps service charge plan

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn announced on Friday it was cancelling a much-criticized plan to add a €2.50 surcharge on tickets purchased from service personnel at the ticket counter.

Vacationers land in Frankfurt after ‘Ike’ hits Cuba

Vacationers land in Frankfurt after ‘Ike’ hits Cuba

A total of 176 Germans vacationing in Cuba landed in Frankfurt on Friday morning after the Caribbean island was slammed by hurricane ‘Ike’ this week.

Somali pirates release German ship

Somali pirates release German ship

Somali pirates have released a German-operated ship after a reported $1.1 million ransom was paid.