Merkel: Germany ‘strong’ enough to cope with financial crisis

Merkel: Germany ‘strong’ enough to cope with financial crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that the long-term consequences of the global financial crisis were uncertain but that she was confident the "strong" German economy would survive.

Cologne terrorist suspects released on lack of evidence

Cologne terrorist suspects released on lack of evidence

Two men arrested last month at the Cologne-Bonn airport under suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks have been released due to lack of evidence, the Bonn state prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

Bringing Berlin’s BMWs to bed

Bringing Berlin’s BMWs to bed

In a Berlin district where luxury cars are routinely torched by anarchists, a developer has patented an idea that allows the rich and comfortable to make sure their cars are kept in the same style.

Path clear for Seehofer to become next Bavarian premier

Path clear for Seehofer to become next Bavarian premier

German Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer appears set to become the next premier of Bavaria after two challengers from his Christian Social Union (CSU) party abandoned their ambitions for the post.

Oktoberfest revellers shun beer for condoms

Oktoberfest revellers shun beer for condoms

Cold and clammy weather at this year’s Oktoberfest might have put some visitors off beer, but it also apparently encouraged people to cuddle up for warmth – and buy more condoms.

Hypo Real Estate boss Funke resigns

Hypo Real Estate boss Funke resigns

The head of the troubled German mortgage lender Hypo Real Estate, Georg Funke, has resigned, the fourth biggest German bank said in a statement.

Bayern guarantees Klinsmann’s job until end of season

Bayern guarantees Klinsmann’s job until end of season

FC Bayern Munich’s embattled coach Jürgen Klinsmann has been guaranteed a job until the end of the current season by club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

German cabinet backs new Afghanistan mandate

German cabinet backs new Afghanistan mandate

The German cabinet decided on Tuesday that German Bundeswehr troops will remain in Afghanistan for the next 14 months instead of 12 months as originally planned.

Opel closing two factories temporarily

Opel closing two factories temporarily

German carmaker Opel has announced a temporary work suspension following a drastic reduction in demand, German daily Bild reported on Tuesday.

Industrial federation says crisis creates credit problems

Industrial federation says crisis creates credit problems

The international financial crisis will now make credit conditions tougher for German companies, the head of the national industrial federation BDI said on Tuesday in a press interview.

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Germany at odds with Italy on European bailout fund

The leaders of Germany and Italy pledged coordinated European action late on Monday to contend with the global financial crisis but remained divided on Rome’s call for a European bailout fund.

Regional train collision injures one in Berlin

Regional train collision injures one in Berlin

Two regional trains collided in Berlin late on Monday evening, leaving one person injured according to the city fire department.