Köhler raps political wrangling during crisis

Köhler raps political wrangling during crisis

German President Horst Köhler on Tuesday admonished Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition for political infighting during tough economic times and said the global crisis showed markets needed stronger state regulation.

Dozens injured and one dead from snow and ice

Dozens injured and one dead from snow and ice

Spring snow showers and windy thunderstorms swept across much of Germany on Thursday, leaving one person dead and dozens injured in numerous traffic accidents. More snow is likey this week.

Holiday postcard arrives in Bavaria 48 years late

Holiday postcard arrives in Bavaria 48 years late

A holiday postcard from Austria has arrived for a woman in Bavaria some 48 years after it was sent, German mail service Deutsche Post said on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank mulling job cuts

Deutsche Bank mulling job cuts

Deutsche Bank said Tuesday it might have to eliminate jobs as it battles the global

Controversial German polar experiment fails

Controversial German polar experiment fails

The German-Indian polar experiment LOHAFEX, where iron sulphate was dumped into the ocean to foster the growth of carbon dioxide-absorbing plankton, has proved ineffective in mitigating global warming.

Naked German tourist goes for a walk in Dubai

Naked German tourist goes for a walk in Dubai

Dubai police have detained a German tourist for taking a stroll in the buff, German officials told The Local on Tuesday.

German Luftwaffe pilots injured in fighter jet runway crash

German Luftwaffe pilots injured in fighter jet runway crash

Two German fighter jet pilots have been injured in a landing accident, a Bundeswehr spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Government could extend auto scrapping premium

Government could extend auto scrapping premium

The German government wants to extend its successful Abwrackprämie, or scrapping premium, by up to €1 billion to buoy the nation’s ailing auto industry, daily Rheinische Post reported on Tuesday.

Cologne archive sparks disciplinary hearing

Cologne archive sparks disciplinary hearing

Cologne mayor Fritz Schramma has started disciplinary proceedings against the head of the city building department in hopes of clarifying how the city’s archive collapsed earlier this month, killing two and endangering thousands of historic documents.

Recession could be double previous predictions

Recession could be double previous predictions

Germany's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract by 4.0 to 4.5 percent this year, according to an internal Economy Ministry report cited by daily Bild on Tuesday.