EU tells Germans salty pretzels not threatened

EU tells Germans salty pretzels not threatened

The European Commission on Tuesday sought to reassure anxious German bakers that their favourite salt-rich bread and pretzels were not under threat from new nutritional information requirements for consumers.

Berlin court rules supermarket cashier rightfully fired over €1.30

Berlin court rules supermarket cashier rightfully fired over €1.30

A Berlin court ruled on Tuesday that a former cashier for the Kaiser’s supermarket chain was rightfully fired after allegedly taking €1.30 in bottle deposits, but she maintains the termination was because of her union activities.

No second beer please, we’re German

No second beer please, we’re German

Tuesday may be the last day for zealous Karneval goers to drink themselves into frothy oblivion before the onset of Lent, but new figures show Germans are only moderate consumers of beer – averaging as little as one bottle per day.

HSH Nordbank gets €3-billion state bailout

HSH Nordbank gets €3-billion state bailout

Hamburg and the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday bailed out the beleaguered HSH Nordbank with a fresh capital injection of €3 billion and guarantees totalling €10 billion.

Schumi donates to bring Poldi back to play for Cologne

Schumi donates to bring Poldi back to play for Cologne

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has paid €875 towards the €10 million ($12.7 million) transfer deal to bring Germany striker Lukas Podolski from Bayern Munich back to Cologne.

Economic crisis cooking course conjures €3 meals in Cologne

Economic crisis cooking course conjures €3 meals in Cologne

An adult education centre in Cologne is offering a cooking course where students can learn to conjure a five course meal for just €3, Cologne daily Express reported on Tuesday.

Avalanche danger closes Bavarian roads

Avalanche danger closes Bavarian roads

German authorities closed several motorways in the state of Bavaria on Tuesday after heavy snow increased the danger of avalanches, auto club ADAC reported.

Business confidence reaches all-time low

Business confidence reaches all-time low

German business confidence hit an all-time low in February, the closely watched Ifo indicator revealed Tuesday, as leaders in the manufacturing sector reported deeper gloom in Europe's biggest economy.

Fire fighter strike halts air traffic in Berlin

Fire fighter strike halts air traffic in Berlin

Airport fire fighters began a temporary strike at 6 am on Tuesday, forcing air traffic to a complete halt in Germany’s capital city.

Berlin ready to help Opel survive

Berlin ready to help Opel survive

The German government is set to give auto maker Opel credit to survive the global slump and financial distress at Opel's US parent, General Motors (GM), a press report said on Tuesday.

Thousands evacuated for late-night bomb clean up

Thousands evacuated for late-night bomb clean up

Some 15,000 Celle residents had to evacuate their homes on Monday evening while police defused a massive bomb from the Second World War, police in the state of Lower Saxony reported.