Activist group petitions to save Tempelhof airport

Activist group petitions to save Tempelhof airport

Berlin residents failed to turn out and vote to save the city’s historic Tempelhof airport this April, but now an activist group has announced they are petitioning for a referendum to ensure that it will be preserved as an architectural monument, Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Monday.

Germany moves to shore up panicky financial markets

Germany moves to shore up panicky financial markets

The German government raced on Monday to reassure investors and individual savers that it will protect the Europe's biggest economy from falling victim to the global financial crisis.

DAX slumps to two-year low amid turmoil

DAX slumps to two-year low amid turmoil

Germany’s leading stock index the DAX slumped to its lowest point in more than two years on Monday despite the government’s decision to offer a blanket guarantee on all bank deposits over the weekend.

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‘Marriage terror’ spurs axe murder in Bavaria

A Bavarian woman murdered her husband with an axe early on Monday morning after what she called “twenty-five years of marriage terror,” Bavarian police reported on Monday.

German awarded Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer virus work

German awarded Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer virus work

German researcher Harald zur Hausen has been awarded half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Intitute announced in Stockholm on Monday.

Police search 140 German homes for illegal ebay goods

Police search 140 German homes for illegal ebay goods

German police searched more than 140 apartments for stolen electronic goods in a nationwide search for illegal ebay dealers, a police spokesperson told daily Berliner Morgenpost on Monday.

Coalition agrees on domestic deployment of Bundeswehr

Coalition agrees on domestic deployment of Bundeswehr

Germany’s government coalition partners the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed on a plan to allow domestic deployment of the German military in an emergency.

Germany’s largest pumpkin weighs in at 604 kilos

Germany’s largest pumpkin weighs in at 604 kilos

The end may be nigh when it comes to global finance, but at least nature isn’t shrinking like your mutual funds are - Germany’s largest pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 604 kilogrammes (1,332 pounds) at a competition over the weekend.

Europe scrambles to follow Germany’s financial rescue plan

Europe scrambles to follow Germany’s financial rescue plan

With Germany making a blanket guarantee to cover all of the country’s savings, other European countries are under increased pressure on Monday to bolster their financial defences in the face of a global financial crisis.