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Lufthansa cuts 2008 profit target

Germany's top airline Lufthansa cut its 2008 operating profit target to €1.1 billion ($1.4 billion) on Tuesday owing to "record" fuel costs, weaker demand and the global financial crisis.

Hoffenheim lives Bundesliga fairytale

Hoffenheim lives Bundesliga fairytale

He is as loved by Hoffenheim fans as much as he is loathed by supporters of their Bundesliga rivals, but German entrepreneur Dietmar Hopp has realised his dream of putting his team top of the league.

How green is Berlin?

How green is Berlin?

Not very, according to a British consumer survey published last October ranking Berlin 32nd on the list of the world’s greenest cities, behind almost every major western city. How much should we trust the study? Ben Knight reassesses the situation for Exberliner Magazine.

Ebay reportedly slashing jobs in Berlin

Ebay reportedly slashing jobs in Berlin

The Internet auction site Ebay is relocating its marketing and technology departments from Dreilinden near Berlin to London and Zurich, the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported this week citing company insiders.

Dead soldier’s father says German troops ill-prepared

Dead soldier’s father says German troops ill-prepared

The father of a Bundeswehr soldier recently killed in Afghanistan has accused the German government and armed forces of sending troops into combat ill-prepared.

Court orders neo-Nazi retailer to close

Court orders neo-Nazi retailer to close

A Magdeburg clothing store that carries the “Thor Steinar” brand favoured by German neo-Nazis must close its doors after a higher regional court rejected an appeal to an earlier eviction ruling on Tuesday.

Cops kybosh outdoor copulation

Cops kybosh outdoor copulation

The days might be getting shorter and colder in Germany, but that didn't stop two amorous couples from getting busy in public in recent unrelated incidents in Munich and Dresden.

Swede makes up kidnapping after marriage dispute

Swede makes up kidnapping after marriage dispute

A 43-year-old Swedish man has landed himself in hot water with German police after he tried to smooth over the cracks of a marital tiff with a dramatic but entirely fabricated crime.

Software giant SAP cuts 2008 revenue forecast

Software giant SAP cuts 2008 revenue forecast

The world leader in business software, German IT giant SAP, said Monday that it had dropped its 2008 financial targets because of the uncertain economic environment.

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Canada rejects ex-Nazi citizenship appeal

A man who lost his citizenship after he was found to be an ex-Nazi has lost his appeal to a Canadian court.

Germans still shopping despite financial crisis

Germans still shopping despite financial crisis

German consumers have shown a “comparatively cool-headed” reaction to ongoing financial turmoil, with a key confidence index compiled by the GfK institute remaining stable, it said Tuesday.

Deutsche Telekom suspends four workers in spying scandal

Deutsche Telekom suspends four workers in spying scandal

Europe's biggest telephone company Deutsche Telekom has suspended four employees almost a year after it became known that it spied on journalists, daily Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.

Germany ready to help stabilize Pakistan

Germany ready to help stabilize Pakistan

Germany stands ready to help Pakistan overcome its security and economic problems to help promote peace in the wider region, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier there on Tuesday.