Opel teeters on the brink

Opel teeters on the brink

German carmaker Opel is reportedly threatening to close three of its plants in Europe and sack 11,000 people as it teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.

Deutsche Bahn plans massive savings program

Deutsche Bahn plans massive savings program

Faced with collapsing freight traffic due to the world economic crisis, state-owned Deutsche Bahn says “everything is on the table” as it considers plans to save millions of Euros, the Tagesspiegel reported Saturday.

German ski bus bursts into flames in Austria

German ski bus bursts into flames in Austria

A bus filled with German ski tourists in Austria caught on fire early Saturday morning, injuring at least four passengers.

Search for Cologne archive survivors enters fourth day

Search for Cologne archive survivors enters fourth day

Four days after the Cologne historical archive building suddenly collapsed, search crews are still looking for two young men believed to be trapped in the rubble.

Discount supermarket chain Lidl to sell compact cars

Discount supermarket chain Lidl to sell compact cars

The discount supermarket chain Lidl is known for offering rock-bottom prices on everything from pickles to bedroom furniture. Starting Monday, Lidl will see if its low-price formula work selling cars.

Mobile crane thief foiled by GPS tracking

Mobile crane thief foiled by GPS tracking

A Lithuanian man stole a truck-mounted mobile crane from the Brandenburg town of Neuruppin early Saturday morning.

German celebrities gear up for wild wok race

German celebrities gear up for wild wok race

A handful of German celebrities will hurtle down an Olympic bobsled track in modified Chinese woks at the seventh annual Wok World Championship in Germany on Saturday, organisers said.