More German students learning English

More German students learning English

The percentage of German primary school pupils learning English has tripled in the past four years, according to a new study.

LBBW piles up loss of €2 billion

LBBW piles up loss of €2 billion

Germany's biggest stated-owned regional bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) said Friday it was raising billions of euros in fresh capital and considering tapping a government rescue package after being hit by the financial crisis.

Widow asks grave robbers to return billionaire’s body

Widow asks grave robbers to return billionaire’s body

The widow of German industrial billionaire Friedrich Karl Flick called on thieves to return her husband’s corpse, saying the Flick family is willing to pay an “appropriate” finder’s fee, according to daily Bild.

Merkel wants broadband internet for every German

Merkel wants broadband internet for every German

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to provide faster internet for the entire country, she announced at this week’s internet technology summit in Darmstadt, daily Die Welt reported on Friday.

Hunters kill thousands of wild boars as population explodes

Hunters kill thousands of wild boars as population explodes

German wild boar hunters are reporting one of their best seasons since World War II after moderate weather and plentiful food led to a wild pig population boom.

BMW heiress opens up about gigolo blackmailer

BMW heiress opens up about gigolo blackmailer

Germany's richest woman said turning in her blackmailing ex-lover was a difficult choice but was necessary to protect her family and defend women against similar situations in the future.

Man extradited from Turkey in Sauerland terror case

Man extradited from Turkey in Sauerland terror case

An alleged terrorist from the Sauerland terror group has been extradited from Turkey to Germany on Friday, federal prosecutors in Karlsruhe said.

Government spending, borrowing up in 2009

Government spending, borrowing up in 2009

A draft 2009 budget passed late Thursday by a committee from Germany's lower house of parliament would allow Berlin to spend and borrow more than other budgets proposed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Grand Coalition government.

Experts predict 215,000 lost jobs next year

Experts predict 215,000 lost jobs next year

The global financial crisis could mean up to 215,000 lost jobs in the next year for Germany according to an industry study released by daily Bild on Friday.

Ribery back with Bayern ahead of weekend Leverkusen match

Ribery back with Bayern ahead of weekend Leverkusen match

Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will take on bottom side Energie Cottbus on Saturday with midfield star Franck Ribery despite his injury scare with France.

Lebanese TV channel banned in Germany

Lebanese TV channel banned in Germany

Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has banned the Lebanese station Al Manar TV from broadcasting in Germany, daily Die Welt reported on Friday.