Dead man found in Aalen flat one year later

Dead man found in Aalen flat one year later

German police have discovered the body of a man who lay dead in his apartment for almost a year without being missed, Aalen authorities said Thursday.

Identified WWII British bomber crewman to be buried in Berlin

Identified WWII British bomber crewman to be buried in Berlin

A crewman of a British World War II bomber shot down over Germany in 1944 whose remains were only identified this year will be buried in Berlin next week, a Royal Air Force spokesman said on Thursday.

Deutsche Bahn postpones stock listing

Deutsche Bahn postpones stock listing

The German government confirmed on Thursday it was postponing the partial stock market listing of national railway operator Deutsche Bahn due to the dramatic crisis hitting global financial markets.

Steinbrück: Berlin not mulling nationalizing banks – for now

Steinbrück: Berlin not mulling nationalizing banks – for now

Germany does not need to nationalize any of its banks but this could change if the global financial crisis gets any worse, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück told business daily Handelsblatt on Thursday.

Bavaria could relax smoking ban

Bavaria could relax smoking ban

An organization for the preservation of the Bavaria's tavern culture, the VEBWK, has said they are thrilled that state politicians are considering easing strict anti-smoking laws in pubs.

Merkel confers with Sarkozy and Bush over crisis

Merkel confers with Sarkozy and Bush over crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have announced there will be “total” coordination of new measures to counter the ongoing global financial crisis.

What’s on in Germany: October 9-15

What’s on in Germany: October 9-15

Police stage nationwide raids on neo-Nazi youth organization

Police stage nationwide raids on neo-Nazi youth organization

German police have begun a nationwide set of raids on the right-wing extremist youth group Jugendorganisation Heimattreue Deutsche Jugend (HDJ), the Interior Ministry announced on Thursday in Berlin.

Nepal crash that killed Germans blamed on poor visibility

Nepal crash that killed Germans blamed on poor visibility

Poor visibility caused the crash at a tiny airstrip in Nepal's Mount Everest region that killed 18 people, including 12 German tourists, officials said on Thursday.

Leipzig remembers peaceful revolution in East Germany

Leipzig remembers peaceful revolution in East Germany

The city of Leipzig on Thursday will commemorate the start of the peaceful protests in East Germany in the autumn of 1989 that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Angelina Jolie praises family-friendly Berlin

Angelina Jolie praises family-friendly Berlin

US actress Angelina Jolie has reportedly praised Berlin for being so accommodating to her massive family while her husband Brad Pitt is filming in the German capital.

Germany planning new official government email service

Germany planning new official government email service

The German government is planning a new voluntary email service to facilitate communication with the country’s citizens, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Thursday.