Starchitect Libeskind to build synagogue in Munich

Starchitect Libeskind to build synagogue in Munich

New York-based star architect Daniel Libeskind has announced he will design a new synagogue in Munich for the city’s liberal Jewish community in 2018.

German students ditch school in nationwide strike

German students ditch school in nationwide strike

Tens of thousands of secondary school pupils staged demonstations across Germany on Wednesday to protest against class sizes, long hours, too much pressure and the country's multi-tier education system.

Neo-Nazis brawl in Saxon parliament

Neo-Nazis brawl in Saxon parliament

A punch-up between two far-right politicians from the neo-Nazi NPD party broke out in the regional parliament of Saxony in eastern Germany, a party spokesman said on Wednesday.

German economy seen grinding to halt in 2009

German economy seen grinding to halt in 2009

A blue-ribbon panel of experts said on Wednesday German economic growth would grind to a halt in 2009 and blasted Berlin's plans to shore up Europe's biggest economy as a mere fig leaf.

Three-star German chefs reshuffled in Michelin Guide

Three-star German chefs reshuffled in Michelin Guide

The world-renowned “Michelin Guide” for restaurants has awarded its highest ranking to Wolfsburg chef Sven Elverfeld, replacing former three-star cook Heinz Winkler in the top-tier of German chefs.

IG Metall wage deal averts massive strike

IG Metall wage deal averts massive strike

The German metal and electronics industries averted a potentially crippling strike after agreeing to a new wage deal with trade union IG Metall on Wednesday.

Doctor heals leukemia patient of AIDS

Doctor heals leukemia patient of AIDS

A Berlin doctor has reportedly cured a leukemia patient of the deadly AIDS virus, German daily Die Welt reported on Wednesday.

Duisburg mafia killers on trial in Italy

Duisburg mafia killers on trial in Italy

Fourteen people went on trial Wednesday in southern Italy for crimes relating to a bloody vendetta between two clans of the 'Ndrangheta mafia that led to a massacre last year in Duisburg, Germany.

Customers fed up with lousy German internet providers

Customers fed up with lousy German internet providers

German high speed internet customers are deeply unhappy with their service providers according to an online survey by a consumer protection association.

Deutsche Bahn forbids ejecting minors from trains

Deutsche Bahn forbids ejecting minors from trains

Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn has ordered its personnel to refrain from ejecting children from trains if they don't have a proper ticket, following a spate of incidents that have outraged the public in recent weeks.

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Ford asks German government for help

The US automaker Ford has asked the German government for aid, but Berlin is divided on the question of how to help the country's key industry, the Süddeutsche Zeiting reported on Wednesday.

German troops in Afghanistan drink copious amounts of booze

German troops in Afghanistan drink copious amounts of booze

German Bundeswehr soldiers in Afghanistan have recieved deliveries of more than one million litres of alcoholic beverages in the last year, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

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Hypo Real Estate posts €3.1 billion Q3 loss

German property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) posted on Wednesday a third-quarter net loss of €3.1 billion ($3.89 billion) and said it expected more bad news by the end of the year.

German WWII dead to be buried in Czech cemetery

German WWII dead to be buried in Czech cemetery

A German association has said it will start burying the remains of 5,500 German soldiers and civilians killed during World War II in a Czech cemetery on Wednesday.

Germany wants warning labels for pregnant women on beer

Germany wants warning labels for pregnant women on beer

German Drug Commissioner Sabine Bätzing has said she wants to get warning labels for pregnant women on beer bottles within the current legislative period, daily Rheinische Post reported on Wednesday.