Facebook begins promotion to boost German membership

Facebook begins promotion to boost German membership

Social networking website Facebook has teamed up with a promotion agency to boost its nascent German unit via real-world recruitment, The Washington Post's internet edition reported on Friday.

No delays for Deutsche Bahn stock market listing

No delays for Deutsche Bahn stock market listing

Germany's rail operator announced Friday the timetable for its long-awaited stock market listing next month, one of the biggest in Europe in 2008, despite a "tense" situation on financial markets.

Red Cross preps for swarms of Italians at Oktoberfest

Red Cross preps for swarms of Italians at Oktoberfest

The Bavarian Red Cross is preparing to treat hordes of Italian revelers who have made a tradition of attending the second week of Oktoberfest.

Police arrest two terror suspects at Cologne airport

Police arrest two terror suspects at Cologne airport

German police on Friday morning arrested two men in a KLM airliner at Cologne-Bonn airport shortly before it was to take off amid suspicions they wanted to carry out terrorist attacks.

Tyre-slashing granny sentenced to knit sweaters

Tyre-slashing granny sentenced to knit sweaters

An 89-year-old granny caught slashing car tyres has been handed the painstaking punishment of knitting sweaters, the Kaiserslautern prosecutor's office said on Friday.

Returning Ribery hopes to reignite Bayern

Returning Ribery hopes to reignite Bayern

After three months out with injury, Bayern Munich's French star Franck Ribery wants to kick-start his season at Hannover on Saturday before next Tuesday's Champions League clash with Lyon.

Parliament approves universal daycare by 2013

Parliament approves universal daycare by 2013

The German parliament voted on Friday to provide daycare for all children younger than three-years-old beginning in August of 2013.

Germans unhappy with how democracy works

Germans unhappy with how democracy works

An overwhelming majority of Germans support democracy, but many are highly critical of how their own form of government works, according to a new survey.

Germany and China call for unity on Iranian nuclear programme

Germany and China call for unity on Iranian nuclear programme

The foreign ministers of China and Germany have agreed that world powers must be united in their approach to Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, a diplomatic source said.

Weekend set for lovely autumn weather

Weekend set for lovely autumn weather

The cold, grey German winter might be just around the corner but much of the country will enjoy beautiful autumn weather this weekend.