Bavarian police search for murdering hitchhikers

Bavarian police search for murdering hitchhikers

Police in Bavaria are hunting two killers after a man called them saying he had been locked in the boot of his own car by a knife-wielding hitchhiker and an accomplice.

Germany puts together €480-billion rescue plan

Germany puts together €480-billion rescue plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel announced an unprecedented €480-billion ($643-billion) rescue package for Germany’s banks on Monday, as part of coordinated international effort to stem the global financial crisis.

DAX surges higher on bank rescue plan

DAX surges higher on bank rescue plan

Germany’s leading stock index the DAX surged ahead on Monday, as bank shares were buoyed by the government’s plans to set up a massive rescue package for the financial sector.

Germany arrests BND’s top spy in Iran

Germany arrests BND’s top spy in Iran

A power struggle between the German intelligence services and prosecutors has resulted in the country’s most important spy in Iran being revealed, which Berlin reportedly fears could lead to massive diplomatic problems with Tehran.

German engineer alleges lies in Kaprun fire catastrophe trial

German engineer alleges lies in Kaprun fire catastrophe trial

A German expert witness on Monday reportedly said evidence about the cause of an inferno in an Austrian ski train that killed 155 people was manipulated in order to hide crimes which contributed to the fire.

Troubled German chip maker Qimonda to slash 3,000 jobs

Troubled German chip maker Qimonda to slash 3,000 jobs

The distressed German memory chip maker Qimonda unveiled on Monday a restructuring programme which will affect 3,000 jobs in a total 13,500 worldwide.

Berlin parents helpless as childcare workers strike

Berlin parents helpless as childcare workers strike

Parents in Berlin found themselves in the middle of a public sector strike on Monday, as both teachers and childcare givers walked off the job to increase pressure on the city in an ongoing wage dispute.

Berliners rush to ride ‘candy bomber’ before Tempelhof closes

Berliners rush to ride ‘candy bomber’ before Tempelhof closes

Germans are flocking to take a last flight in a 1940s-era plane from doomed Tempelhof Airport, the historic hub of the Berlin Airlift which is to close at the end of the month.

German health insurers reject medical marijuana coverage

German health insurers reject medical marijuana coverage

German state health insurance providers have rejected coverage of medical marijuana with a doctor’s prescription, daily Passauer Neuen Presse reported on Monday.

British Airways flight makes emergency landing at Schönefeld

British Airways flight makes emergency landing at Schönefeld

A British Airways passenger plane on its way to India made an emergency landing at Berlin’s Schönefeld airport due to technical problems on Sunday, Berlin police reported.