Jewish group boycotts Holocaust ceremony

Jewish group boycotts Holocaust ceremony

Germany's leading Jewish group on Tuesday boycotted a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, where German President Horst Köhler called for more solidarity with the Jewish community.

Germany may follow France with aid for Airbus clients

Germany may follow France with aid for Airbus clients

Germany is considering financial aid for clients of aerospace giant Airbus struggling to raise capital from banks, a junior minister told AFP on Tuesday.

<i>Zeitungszeugen</i> project goes on without Nazi paper reprints

Zeitungszeugen project goes on without Nazi paper reprints

The next issue of the controversial publication Zeitungszeugen, which reproduces original Nazi-era newspapers with historical commentary, will hit newsstands in Germany this week despite the state of Bavaria’s choice to take legal action, publisher Peter McGee told The Local on Tuesday.

German business confidence makes surprising climb higher

German business confidence makes surprising climb higher

Germany's Ifo business confidence index improved slightly in January, beating market expectations on Tuesday in a rare ray of light for Europe's biggest economy.

Berlin versus Düsseldorf: Germany’s fashion face-off

Berlin versus Düsseldorf: Germany’s fashion face-off

Berlin has become a hotbed for young designers in recent years – even if it still can’t contend with the likes of Paris, Milan or London. But has it ousted Düsseldorf as Germany’s fashion mecca? Laura Schweiger investigates.

Berlin approves second stimulus plan

Berlin approves second stimulus plan

The German cabinet approved a second economic stimulus package worth a record €50 billion on Tuesday, as part of efforts to ward off what is expected to be the country’s worst recession since the end of World War II this year.

Karl May production makes cowboy casting call

Karl May production makes cowboy casting call

Germans looking to live out their Wild West fantasies of being a gunslinging cowboy or Indian are in luck: the Karl May festival in Bad Segeberg needs experienced horseback riders as extras for this summer’s performance.

Recession creating Karneval cutbacks

Recession creating Karneval cutbacks

Vendors and event planners for Cologne’s wild Karneval festival are feeling the pinch of the economic crisis, daily Express reported on Tuesday.

‘Peep show’ airport scanners could be sold

‘Peep show’ airport scanners could be sold

In October, the German government poured cold water on a European Commission plan to allow controversial ‘naked’ scanners to increase security at airports. Now the EU has six of the €120,000-machines that it may be trying to sell, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.

Merkel and Obama discuss goals on phone

Merkel and Obama discuss goals on phone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and American President Barack Obama have spoken on the telephone to discuss their common foreign policy goals following the new US leader’s first week in office, Merkel’s spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm said on Monday evening.

Global warming test splits grand coalition

Global warming test splits grand coalition

Germany's coalition government is at loggerheads over plans to dump iron sulphate in the South Atlantic to see if it can absorb greenhouse gases and help stop global warming.