Germany renews call for Gaza ceasefire

Germany renews call for Gaza ceasefire

Germany called on Sunday for efforts towards a ceasefire in Gaza to intensify but said that any truce must ensure Israel's long-term security.

Riesch bags third World Cup slalom win in Zagreb

Riesch bags third World Cup slalom win in Zagreb

German skier Maria Riesch won her third successive World Cup slalom in Zagreb on Sunday in the latest leg of the World Cup series and took the lead in the overall standings off American Lindsey Vonn.

Arson attacks on Berlin’s luxury cars continue

Arson attacks on Berlin’s luxury cars continue

Unknown arsonists continued a series of attacks on Berlin’s luxury cars on Saturday night by setting fire to two vehicles in the Friedrichshain district.

Germany mulls new shot in the arm for economy

Germany mulls new shot in the arm for economy

On Monday Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive a festive children's choir raising money for charity. They are not the only ones wanting cash in Berlin - and others are singing a lot less sweetly.

Daimler denies interest in Volvo

Daimler denies interest in Volvo

According to the latest edition of the weekly Der Spiegel, German car giant Daimler recently decided not to buy Swedish-based Volvo Cars from ailing US manufacturers Ford, but Daimler has now denied it was ever interested.

Memorabilia auction from Knut zookeeper Dörflein makes €7,000

Memorabilia auction from Knut zookeeper Dörflein makes €7,000

The eBay auction of a handful of possessions of Thomas Dörflein, deceased keeper of Berlin’s famous polar bear Knut, ended Saturday evening, taking a total of nearly €7,000. The sale took place despite recriminations from Dörflein’s former fiancée Daniela K.

Super-rich families lose billions in crisis

Super-rich families lose billions in crisis

Germany's 20 wealthiest families have lost about €40 billion in the economic crisis in share values alone, the financial magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported in its latest edition.