Lufthansa cuts ticket fuel surcharges

Lufthansa cuts ticket fuel surcharges

Germany’s leading airline Lufthansa has decided to lower its fuel surcharge on flights amid sinking oil prices.

Brown coal: Germany’s big dirty secret

Brown coal: Germany’s big dirty secret

To generate electricity, power company Vattenfall burns the dirtiest coal on earth. So far, thousands of people’s homes have been destroyed by mining, and more will follow. Will the company’s new ‘carbon capture’ technology make a difference? Exberliner's Seymour Gris reports.

Google appeals German court ruling against image searches

Google appeals German court ruling against image searches

Google has appealed two Hamburg district court rulings that prohibit the company from displaying thumbnails of copyrighted images without permission, the internet search engine told The Local on Wednesday.

Bishop Mixa slams Germany’s ‘hostile’ attitude toward children

Bishop Mixa slams Germany’s ‘hostile’ attitude toward children

Walter Mixa, the outspoken Catholic bishop of Augsburg, has slammed the German government’s modest increase in money paid to parents an “insult” and called the country’s “hostile” attitudes to children more dangerous than the global financial crisis.

English church cricket team apologises for losing to Germans

English church cricket team apologises for losing to Germans

The bell has yet to toll for English cricket as a whole - but a village side were left-red faced after their church eleven lost to German rivals, prompting an apology to locals in the parish magazine.

Munich Re boss warns German banks still under threat

Munich Re boss warns German banks still under threat

The international financial crisis could claim more victims among German banks, the head of re-insurance giant Munich Re warned.

Thousands of WWII bombs uncovered in Köthen

Thousands of WWII bombs uncovered in Köthen

More than 2,100 bombs from World War II have been found on the outskirts of Köthen during a routine building site review, police in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt reported on Wednesday.

Merkel: world facing worst crisis since 1920s

Merkel: world facing worst crisis since 1920s

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the world was facing the most difficult financial crisis since the 1920s, and one that would not leave Germany’s economy unscathed.

What’s on in Germany: October 16-22

What’s on in Germany: October 16-22

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Germans aren’t freaking out about financial crisis

Germans aren’t freaking out about financial crisis

The majority of Germans remain full of hope for the future despite growing panic about the worldwide financial crisis, according to a poll published on Wednesday by German weekly Stern.

Bavarian slaughter house shut down in rotten meat scandal

Bavarian slaughter house shut down in rotten meat scandal

Another case of rotten meat has been uncovered, this time in the Bavarian city of Tapfheim, Donau-Ries district authorities announced late on Tuesday after closing a slaughter house following a raid.

High German inflation eases slightly

High German inflation eases slightly

German inflation eased in September to 2.9 percent on a 12-month basis, from 3.1 percent the previous month, final figures released on Wednesday by the national statistics office showed.

Ballack injury creates doubts for qualifier with Wales

Ballack injury creates doubts for qualifier with Wales

Germany captain Michael Ballack sat out training again on Tuesday as doubts grow whether the Chelsea star will be fit for his country in their World Cup qualifier against Wales on Wednesday.