New weekly to republish Nazi-era news

New weekly to republish Nazi-era news

Nearly seventy years after the start of the Second World War, a new British editorial project has begun republishing Nazi-era newspaper clippings accompanied by historic analysis.

Commerzbank to be partially nationalised

Commerzbank to be partially nationalised

Germany's second biggest private bank, Commerzbank, will be partially nationalised, it said on Thursday.

Teen girl escapes kidnapping in Leipzig

Teen girl escapes kidnapping in Leipzig

Police on Thursday said a man attempted to kidnap a teenage girl in Leipzig close to where another girl was murdered last August.

Three-quarters of German households wired for the internet

Three-quarters of German households wired for the internet

Germans are hopping on the information autobahn: already three-quarters of households have access to the internet, according to figures released by the Bitkom techology association on Thursday.

Berlin and Paris call for world financial reforms

Berlin and Paris call for world financial reforms

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Thursday for new rules to govern world finance in the wake of the global economic collapse.

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Commerzbank launches state-backed bond issue

Commerzbank, the second-biggest German bank, launched a bond issue on Thursday worth more than €1 billion ($1.36 billion), a spokeswoman said, the first to be underpinned by state guarantees.

Presidential candidate Sodann says media should ‘just shoot me’

Presidential candidate Sodann says media should ‘just shoot me’

Peter Sodann, former TV cop and presidential candidate for the hard-line socialist Left party has blamed the German media for his bad image in an interview published by weekly magazine Stern on Thursday.

Germany gripped by third day of record cold

Germany gripped by third day of record cold

Germany marked record low temperatures for the third day in a row on Thursday, with meteorologists measuring a frosty -33.4 degrees Celsius (-28 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Bavarian Alps in the early morning hours.

Exports plunge as global recession bites

Exports plunge as global recession bites

German exports plunged in November at their sharpest rate since 1990, data showed Thursday, as the global recession pulled the plug on demand for goods from the world's biggest exporter.

What’s On In Germany: January 8 – 14

What’s On In Germany: January 8 – 14

Children’s commission wants to ban lawsuits against kid noise

Children’s commission wants to ban lawsuits against kid noise

Head of the parliamentary commission for children Diana Golze wants to limit lawsuits against playgrounds and other children’s facilities, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Deutsche Bahn ICE train brakes freeze

Deutsche Bahn ICE train brakes freeze

A German ICE train’s brakes froze on Wednesday evening, jamming rail traffic and forcing some 300 passengers to disembark, national rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Thursday.

Berlin centre offers web therapy for traumatized Iraqis

Berlin centre offers web therapy for traumatized Iraqis

The US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and its violent and chaotic aftermath left behind not just blood, death and destruction, but also deep psychological scars for many.

Court rules SS veteran too old for Nazi war crimes trial

Court rules SS veteran too old for Nazi war crimes trial

An 87-year-old former Nazi SS soldier of Dutch origin is too old and too ill to stand trial in Germany for the murder of three Dutch resistance fighters during World War II, a court ruled Wednesday.