Steinmeier heads to DC for talks with Clinton

Steinmeier heads to DC for talks with Clinton

Hillary Clinton was to discuss Afghanistan and Iran when she meets with her British and German counterparts on Tuesday in her first high-level meetings since becoming secretary of state two weeks ago.

BMW talks green cars with France’s Peugeot

BMW talks green cars with France’s Peugeot

German automaker BMW said Monday it held talks in France last month on issues such as electric cars but added that the exchanges did not cover cooperation on an industrial level.

Merkel sees financial markets stabilising

Merkel sees financial markets stabilising

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she believed the world’s financial markets were beginning to stabilise months after sparking a global economic downturn.

A German Pope’s dangerous dance with Holocaust deniers

A German Pope’s dangerous dance with Holocaust deniers

Following the rehabilitation of Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, the Catholic Church under German Pope Benedict XVI must not sanction the deeds and ideology of the Society of St. Pius X, argues the German Jewish Council’s Stephan J. Kramer.

‘Father’ of Playmobil Hans Beck dies

‘Father’ of Playmobil Hans Beck dies

The founder of the internationally beloved Playmobil toy figures, Hans Beck, has died at the age of 79, the Zirndorf-based company announced on Monday.

Pirates demand $6 million for German liquid gas tanker

Pirates demand $6 million for German liquid gas tanker

Pirates are demanding a ransom of $6 million (€4.7 million) for the release of a German tanker they highjacked in the Gulf of Aden last Thursday, news agency DPA reported on Monday.

CIA warns terrorists targeting German vote

CIA warns terrorists targeting German vote

A CIA official on Monday warned that the US intelligence agency had received indications al Qaeda was planning to launch terrorist attacks in Germany with the aim of influencing the country's general election this autumn.

Archbishop calls rehabilitiation of Holocaust denier a ‘mistake’

Archbishop calls rehabilitiation of Holocaust denier a ‘mistake’

Hamburg’s Catholic Archbishop has criticised the Vatican’s controversial choice to lift the excommunication of British Bishop Richard Williamson after he publicly denied the Holocaust, daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported on Monday.

Two winners split country’s third-largest lottery jackpot

Two winners split country’s third-largest lottery jackpot

Two winners from the states of Bavaria and Lower Saxony will share Germany’s third-largest Lotto jackpot of €35 million, Toto Lotto announced on Monday.

Police warn of shoddy terrorism protection

Police warn of shoddy terrorism protection

After recent terrorist threats against Germany, the police union GdP has warned of poor security across the country, daily Ruhr Nachrichten reported on Monday.

Children find talking TV bread loaf in abandoned building

Children find talking TV bread loaf in abandoned building

Bernd das Brot – a talking loaf of bread from a children’s TV show – has been freed after spending 11 days held captive by leftist squatters, Erfurt police reported late on Sunday.

Sri Lanka ‘threatens’ German ambassador

Sri Lanka ‘threatens’ German ambassador

Berlin has made it clear that it is unimpressed by "threats" from Sri Lanka's top defence official to expel Germany's ambassador and other foreigners seen as supportive of Tamil rebels.