EU denies split as Merkel left out

EU denies split as Merkel left out

Top European leaders denied there was a split with Germany on Monday after Chancellor Angela Merkel was left out of a meeting on how to rescue the continent's ailing economies from the global financial crisis.

Police acquitted over asylum-seeker’s death

Police acquitted over asylum-seeker’s death

Two policemen tried for the death of an asylum-seeker from Sierra Leone - who burned alive in a jail cell - were acquitted on Monday in the eastern German city of Dessau, sparking a scuffle in the courtroom.

Daimler to slash workweek amid slump

Daimler to slash workweek amid slump

German luxury carmaker Daimler said on Monday it would resort to shorter workweeks early next year to adapt to a sharp slump in demand.

Battle over Munich Weißwurst sausage trademark continues

Battle over Munich Weißwurst sausage trademark continues

The battle for Munich's famous Weißwurst continued on Monday, after a court postponed ruling whether Bavaria’s favourite sausage can only be made by the city's butchers.

Steel giant ArcelorMittal to cut thousands of jobs

Steel giant ArcelorMittal to cut thousands of jobs

The world’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal is planning to lay off several hundred workers in Germany, according to financial daily Handelsblatt on Monday.

UK blocks Scorpions Wikipedia page for child porn

UK blocks Scorpions Wikipedia page for child porn

Several UK internet providers have blocked access to a Wikipedia page about German heavy metal band Scorpions due to an album cover that features a nude prepubescent girl, news agency AP reported on Monday.

Navigating Berlin’s ‘Cult of the Artist’ exhibitions

Navigating Berlin’s ‘Cult of the Artist’ exhibitions

Berlin might be a magnet for modern-day artists, but the city is also staging an ambitious ten-exhibition “Cult of the Artist” show veering from Jeff Koons to Paul Klee. Daniel Miller separates the wheat from the chaff so you don't have to.

German population aging rapidly

German population aging rapidly

Germany is aging rapidly: By 2025 the number of Germans older than 80 will surge some 70 percent, a study released by the Bertelsmann Foundation on Monday said.

1,700-year-old bog oak up for auction

1,700-year-old bog oak up for auction

An almost 1,700-year-old bog-oak is up for auction, the forestry office in Liebenburg in the German state of Lower Saxony reported on Monday.

Protestors storm Greek consulate in Berlin

Protestors storm Greek consulate in Berlin

The Greek consulate in Berlin has been occupied by demonstrators protesting the police shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Athens, news agency DPA reported on Monday morning.

Chlorine leak injures 15 kids at swim meet

Chlorine leak injures 15 kids at swim meet

A group of 15 children had to be rushed to the hospital after being overcome by chlorine fumes at an indoor public pool in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, police reported late on Sunday night.

German women considered better at building Ikea furniture

German women considered better at building Ikea furniture

Head of Swedish household retailer Ikea’s German unit, Petra Hesser, said on Monday that women are better at building the chain's unassembled furniture than men.

German-Russian war booty disputes continue

German-Russian war booty disputes continue

More than 60 years after the end of World War II, disputes over war booty rage on as Germany seeks, with mixed success, the return of treasures looted by the victorious Red Army.

Merkel to block climate reforms that risk jobs

Merkel to block climate reforms that risk jobs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to block European Union climate protection resolutions that could endanger German jobs at a summit this week, she told daily Bild on Monday.