US star Donovan joins Bayern Munich on loan

US star Donovan joins Bayern Munich on loan

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has signed a short-term contract Thursday on loan to German giants Bayern Munich after impressing coach Jürgen Klinsmann on his 10-day trial.

Germans are the most pessimistic Europeans

Germans are the most pessimistic Europeans

Germans are more pessimistic about the future than other Europeans, new information from the 25th annual Data Report from the Social Science Research Centre revealed this week.

German Airbus plants hit by wildcat strike

German Airbus plants hit by wildcat strike

Staff at three Airbus plants in Germany staged wildcat strikes Thursday over plans by the European jet maker to spin off the factories into a new subsidiary, a company spokesman said.

Toy safety tests reveal troubling shortcomings

Toy safety tests reveal troubling shortcomings

Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, German consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST has tested childrens toys for their December issue – finding alarming quality defects.

Germany pressured to ignite economy

Germany pressured to ignite economy

Pressure piled on Germany on Thursday to do more to fire up the planet's third biggest economy but Berlin said that throwing money at a global slowdown is both ineffective and reckless.

Berlin cops want parents to pay for drunk teen transport

Berlin cops want parents to pay for drunk teen transport

Emergency transportation for dangerously drunk teenagers cost Berlin taxpayers some €100,000 in the last year, but now police want to start charging parents instead, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Thursday.

Cologne Cathedral named Germany’s top tourist site

Cologne Cathedral named Germany’s top tourist site

The Cologne Cathedral is the most beloved tourist attraction in Germany, according to a new poll published by the German Tourism Association (DTV) on Thursday.

Family minister aims to block child porn sites

Family minister aims to block child porn sites

German Minister for Family Affairs Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday she wants a law that allows authorities to block access to internet sites featuring child pornography.

Fire chaos at Berlin’s Tegel airport

Fire chaos at Berlin’s Tegel airport

A fire at an empty warehouse near Berlin’s Tegel airport on Thursday morning caused chaos with air traffic, forcing authorities to divert flights due to large clouds of smoke that made landing difficult.

What’s on in Germany: November 20-26

What’s on in Germany: November 20-26

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German producer prices up from last year

German producer prices gained 7.8 percent in October from the same month a year earlier but were unchanged from September, data released on Thursday by the national statistics office showed.

Steinmeier wants Germany to fight pirates

Steinmeier wants Germany to fight pirates

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday he wants German military forces to take part in an EU mission to combat a growing number of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia.

Schäuble says immigrant students need more help

Schäuble says immigrant students need more help

German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Thursday called attention to a performance gap between German students and immigrant students after the results of a standardized scholastic assessment were released this week.

Rwandans protest Germany after war crimes extradition

Rwandans protest Germany after war crimes extradition

Protesters have converged on German embassy and media outlet Deutsche Welle buildings in Rwanda after the country extradited the Rose Kabuye to France for legal proceedings in a war crimes case.