Most Germans want their own Obama

Most Germans want their own Obama

An overwhelming majority of Germans wish they could have a Teutonic version of US President Barack Obama, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.

Major train delays expected for Deutsche Bahn strike Thursday

Major train delays expected for Deutsche Bahn strike Thursday

Workers at German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn are planning to cause massive disruptions in train traffic on Thursday with a temporary strike sparked by an ongoing wage conflict with the company, according to trade unions Transnet and GDBA.

Integrating the German way

Integrating the German way

A study this week showed Turks are Germany’s worst integrated immigrants, but is the country doing enough to make foreigners part of society? Monica McCollum signs up for the government’s official integration course.

Germany takes Islamist video threat seriously

Germany takes Islamist video threat seriously

An Islamist terrorist video that turned up on the internet this week is a sign of intensifying threats against Germany, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Wednesday.

Scholarly German dying out

Scholarly German dying out

The German language is “on its deathbed” in the field of science, the Council of German Culture (Deutscher Kulturrat) said this week. Their figures indicate that just one percent of the world’s published scientific works currently appear in German.

German software giant SAP to cut 3,000 jobs

German software giant SAP to cut 3,000 jobs

Germany’s largest software company SAP said on Wednesday it was expecting a difficult year in 2009 and would cut some 3,000 jobs.

Consumer confidence stabilises in Germany

Consumer confidence stabilises in Germany

German consumer confidence increased in January despite the global financial crisis and reports that the country has entered its worst recession since World War II, Nuremberg-based market research institute GfK reported on Wednesday.

Lufthansa crew strikes in Frankfurt and Berlin

Lufthansa crew strikes in Frankfurt and Berlin

Cabin crew at Lufthansa began temporary strikes in Frankfurt and Berlin early on Wednesday in an ongoing wage dispute with the German airline.

Joe Biden headed to Munich next week

Joe Biden headed to Munich next week

American Vice President Joseph Biden will make his first official trip abroad next week to the annual Wehrkunde conference on security policy in Munich, the White House said late on Tuesday.

Bayern return from break to wallop Stuttgart in German Cup

Bayern return from break to wallop Stuttgart in German Cup

Bayern Munich returned from their winter holidays looking as though they meant business judged by the way Jürgen Klinsmann's men swept aside VfB Stuttgart 5-1 on Tuesday.