Woolworth chain on the verge of failure

Woolworth chain on the verge of failure

The Woolworth department store chain took a further step toward collapse Tuesday when a Frankfurt court said it had been placed under administration in Germany three months after its last British store shut down.

No Angels star accused of giving lover HIV

No Angels star accused of giving lover HIV

No Angels pop star Nadja Benaissa, arrested on charges of grievous bodily harm over the weekend, is accused of having unprotected sex with several partners without telling them she is HIV positive.

Germany planning new economic summit

Germany planning new economic summit

Hoping to better coordinate Germany’s response to the global economic crisis, the government will hold an economic summit at the Chancellery next week with business leaders and representatives from the country’s trade unions, Munich-based daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

Berlin bans genetically modified crops

Berlin bans genetically modified crops

Germany has banned a controversial strain of genetically modified corn, marking the end of GM crops in the country, Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner said on Tuesday.

Klinsmann suing daily over crucifixion cover

Klinsmann suing daily over crucifixion cover

Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann is taking legal action against a German daily after it printed an image of him being crucified on the front page of its Easter edition, the paper said on Tuesday.

Germans waiting longer for emergency doctors

Germans waiting longer for emergency doctors

Patients in Germany are having to wait longer for treatment during medical emergencies, the head of the country's emergency physicians association said on Tuesday.

Hospitality industry set to lose 60,000 jobs

Hospitality industry set to lose 60,000 jobs

The German hospitality industry will likely lose up to 60,000 jobs in the next year as the recession takes hold, hotel and restaurant association Dehoga said on Tuesday.

No Angels member Nadja arrested for assault

No Angels member Nadja arrested for assault

Nadja Benaissa, a singer in German girl band No Angels, has been arrested for grievous bodily harm at a Frankfurt night club, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.

Bayern aiming to exit Champions League with heads held high

Bayern aiming to exit Champions League with heads held high

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has promised his side will go down fighting in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final with the German giants effectively out of the competition.

Opel confident it will find new investors

Opel confident it will find new investors

Ailing German car maker Opel is certain to find new investors that will save it from collapse, company head Klaus Franz told daily Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung on Tuesday.

Train accident leaks 80,000 litres of petrol

Train accident leaks 80,000 litres of petrol

Brandenburg police have allowed residents in Schwedt to return home following their evacuation after some 60,000 litres of petrol leaked from freight train tanker cars due to a derailment on Monday evening.

Former East German athletes angry over doping confessions

Former East German athletes angry over doping confessions

Former East German track-and-field stars insist there is a "cover-up" conspiracy after five athletics coaches admitted being part of a doping program behind the former Iron Curtain.