Students return to class after school massacre

Students return to class after school massacre

Normal lessons resumed on Monday for pupils at a school in Germany where a teenager massacred nine students and three teachers earlier this month, the school said.

The haus that Gropius built

The haus that Gropius built

Nine decades after Walter Gropius founded his revolutionary Bauhaus academy, dozens of exhibitions across Germany are celebrating a movement that embodied much more than simply aesthetics. Celeste Sunderland investigates.

Swiss defence minister ditches Mercedes over Steinbrück

Swiss defence minister ditches Mercedes over Steinbrück

The squabble between Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück and the Swiss continues after the Swiss minister of defence returned his German-made limousine to protest controversial comments against the Alpine nation.

Just kidding! Winter isn’t over yet

Just kidding! Winter isn’t over yet

A chilly weather pattern known as Märzwinter, or “March winter” will not spare Germany this year. Experts await Arctic air and snow showers throughout the week, despite the early signs of spring that gave false hope just days ago.

Commerzbank predicts massive recession

Commerzbank predicts massive recession

Economists at Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, said on Monday the country would experience the worst recession in modern memory this year, as the economy contracts up to 7 percent.

Westerwelle demands early elections

Westerwelle demands early elections

Guido Westerwelle, the head of Germany’s opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP), on Monday demanded the government bring forward this autumn’s general election to June in order to avoid political paralysis during times of economic crisis.

‘Fire devil’ arsonist running amok in Viersen farmland

‘Fire devil’ arsonist running amok in Viersen farmland

A “fire devil,” who has set eight blazes in less than two weeks, is on the loose in the North Rhine-Westphalian county of Viersen, daily Express reported on Monday.

Abu Dhabi buys 9.1-percent of Daimler

Abu Dhabi buys 9.1-percent of Daimler

An Abu Dhabi state investment fund has agreed to take a 9.1-percent stake in Germany's Daimler, the manufacturer of Mercedes Benz cars and the world's biggest truck maker, the companies said Sunday.

Military commissioner says troops get no love from Germans

Military commissioner says troops get no love from Germans

Parliamentary commissioner for the country’s armed forces, Reinhold Robbe, called on Monday for Germans society to offer greater recognition for its troops.

Merkel says Berlin won’t take stake in Opel

Merkel says Berlin won’t take stake in Opel

Political squabbling over the future of ailing German automaker Opel intensified over the weekend as Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out taking a government stake in the company during a late night Sunday talk show.

Auschwitz museum struggling to preserve weathered ruins

Auschwitz museum struggling to preserve weathered ruins

Museum authorities at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland are struggling to save the enduring symbol of the Holocaust from the impact of time and the elements.