Lufthansa balks at paying more for Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa balks at paying more for Austrian Airlines

The head of the German flag carrier Lufthansa, Wolfgang Mayrhuber, said on Thursday that he saw no reason to change the purchase price for Austrian Airlines (AUA) despite EU Commission questions.

One-fourth of employable German youths on welfare

One-fourth of employable German youths on welfare

According to a study, one in four employable Germans between the ages of 15 and 24 is on welfare, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday.

Snow causes road mayhem in Hesse

Snow causes road mayhem in Hesse

Snow and ice caused major road mayhem across large swaths of Germany on Thursday – in particular the state of Hesse.

Wikipedia prankster dupes German media

Wikipedia prankster dupes German media

An article poking fun at the lengthy name of new Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg turned out to be a joke on some of the biggest names in the German media after it was revealed they had been tricked by a Wikipedia prankster.

Talking straight with gay filmmaker Jochen Hick

Talking straight with gay filmmaker Jochen Hick

German director Jochen Hick has helped redefine a genre he hardly identifies with: gay cinema. Exberliner Magazine sat down with him to talk about his seventh official Berlinale selection premiering this week, "The Good American."

Schumacher walks away from serious motorcycle spill

Schumacher walks away from serious motorcycle spill

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said Thursday he was fine as he nursed cuts and bruises at home after escaping serious injury during a motorcycle accident while testing in Spain.

Drug mules arrested after belly x-rays

Drug mules arrested after belly x-rays

Authorities have arrested 10 drug couriers carrying a total of 11 kilogrammes of cocaine in their bellies after conducting x-rays and waiting for the little pellets to pass naturally, Baden-Württemberg police and customs officials reported on Thursday.

Berlinale premieres film on China’s ‘Oskar Schindler’

Berlinale premieres film on China’s ‘Oskar Schindler’

The remarkable true story of a German who helped save the lives of more than 200,000 Chinese during the Japanese invasion of Nanjing during World War II came to the Berlin Film Festival this week.

What’s on in Germany: February 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: February 12 – 18

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Parliament to debate help for traumatised soldiers

Parliament to debate help for traumatised soldiers

With the German parliament is set to discuss help for traumatised soldiers on Thursday, German military association DBwV told broadcaster RBB that the Defence Ministry should also consider an anonymous hotline and a trauma centre.

Strike at Berlin airports causes delays

Strike at Berlin airports causes delays

Travellers planning to fly to or from Berlin’s Tegel and Schönefeld airports faced substantial delays and a few cancellations on Thursday as ground crew staged a warning strike in an ongoing wage conflict, public workers’ union Verdi said.

Germany embarrassed in Norway friendly

Germany embarrassed in Norway friendly

Norway coach Egil Olsen said Germany's recent performances had given him enough clues to mastermind Wednesday night's shock defeat as die Mannschaft were humbled 1-0 in a Düsseldorf friendly.