Financial crisis protests lead to arrests

Financial crisis protests lead to arrests

Tens of thousands in Berlin and Frankfurt took part in the international demonstrations against the consequences of the financial crisis on Saturday.

Deutsche Bahn boss stubborn despite resignation calls

Deutsche Bahn boss stubborn despite resignation calls

Hartmut Mehdorn, head of the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn is stubbornly laughing off calls for his resignation, despite coming under increasing political pressure at the weekend over new revelations in the ongoing data scandal.

Thousands evacuated for WWII bomb clean up

Thousands evacuated for WWII bomb clean up

Around 15,000 inhabitants of Langenhagen near Hannover were evacuated from their homes Sunday morning while authorities prepared to defuse several World War II bombs.

CDU politician calls for coffee machine scrapping bonus

CDU politician calls for coffee machine scrapping bonus

The row over the government's scrapping bonus for old and environmentally-unfriendly cars became a little sillier on Sunday, when an economy expert from the Christian Democrat Union called for it to be introduced for old office furniture and coffee machines instead.

Oliver Kahn turns down Schalke team manager job

Oliver Kahn turns down Schalke team manager job

Former Germany captain Oliver Kahn has turned down the chance to become team manager of Bundesliga side Schalke 04, it was revealed on Saturday.

Germany to buy stake in HRE bank

Germany to buy stake in HRE bank

Germany's government will take an 8.7 percent stake in the troubled bank Hypo Real Estate, which it is seeking to nationalise, the Munich-based lender said Saturday, reporting a net loss of €5.46 billion for 2008.