Berlin returns stolen Hebrew manuscript

Berlin returns stolen Hebrew manuscript

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said on Friday the Berlin State Library had returned a rare Hebrew manuscript back to the Beit Ariella library in Tel Aviv.

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Waning demand for exports fuels recession fears

The amount of goods turned out by German factories fell "strongly" in September as the global slowdown hit demand for products made by the world's top exporter, the government said on Friday.

Former Deutsche Post chief indicted in tax scandal

Former Deutsche Post chief indicted in tax scandal

German prosecutors said on Friday they had charged the former head of Deutsche Post with tax evasion as part of a huge scandal involving Liechtenstein which blew up in February.

Porsche reports record profits

Porsche reports record profits

German luxury sports car maker Porsche posted record annual results Friday on the back of its holding in Europe's biggest car maker Volkswagen but voiced concern about the outlook as growth slows sharply.

Bavarian bishop says sinful Berlin ripe for missionary work

Bavarian bishop says sinful Berlin ripe for missionary work

A Bavarian Catholic bishop said on Friday that a visit to the German capital by Pope Benedict XVI next year to mark the fall of Berlin Wall could be a good time for the city to reflect on its godlessness.

Bus fire likely caused by technical defect

Bus fire likely caused by technical defect

A deadly tourist bus fire that killed 20 people this week near Hannover may have been caused by a technical defect and not a cigarette as police initially thought, investigators said on Friday.

Doctors blast bar boob battle

Doctors blast bar boob battle

German medical professionals expressed outrage on Friday that a night club in the town of Celle is planning to host a competition offering women free breast augmentation in Poland, saying it is irresponsible and risky.

Bavarian doctor jailed for faking pilot health exams

Bavarian doctor jailed for faking pilot health exams

A 54-year-old Bavarian doctor has been convicted of distributing hundreds of false health certificates to pilots after allowing his secretary to perform the health examinations.

Merkel pledges to work closely with Obama

Merkel pledges to work closely with Obama

US president-elect Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone call to work "closely" on solving the many challenges facing the international community, Berlin said on Friday.

Hesse rival parties agree to vote again in election crisis

Hesse rival parties agree to vote again in election crisis

Rival political parties in the in the German state of Hesse have agreed to hold a fresh election, possibly in January, after the Social Democratic Party (SPD) failed to form an alliance.

Tokio Hotel wins MTV Europe award

Tokio Hotel wins MTV Europe award

German glam pop band Tokio Hotel took home the “Best Headliner” award on Thursday night at the 15th annual MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool, England.

Man stands trial for attempted Merkel attack

Man stands trial for attempted Merkel attack

A German man will stand trial on Friday in Berlin for an attempted attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel last year.