Infineon asks for state help

Infineon asks for state help

German chip maker Infineon is in negotiations with the government over state guarantees worth several hundred million euros, the Welt am Sonntag paper reported Sunday.

Police shoot circus bear dead

Police shoot circus bear dead

Police in Kassel shot a female brown bear dead on Sunday morning after it escaped from its enclosure at the Circus Universal Renz with another bear.

Free EU ring tone to entice young voters for European elections

Free EU ring tone to entice young voters for European elections

With voter turnout expected to be low for the upcoming June European parliamentary elections, North Rhine-Westphalia’s government is giving out a free ring tone for cell phones to encourage young voters to take part.

Porsche family loses yachts in fire

Porsche family loses yachts in fire

A fire at an exclusive Austrian marina on the Wörthersee destroyed 14 yachts Friday night, including two belonging to members of the family that controls the Porsche auto company, Bild am Sonntag reported.

Arcandor at the brink, layoffs possible

Arcandor at the brink, layoffs possible

Arcandor, the parent company of such German household names as Karstadt, the department store, and Thomas Cook, the travel agency, is at the brink of bankruptcy, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday.

Cologne archive collapse damages could top €1 billion

Cologne archive collapse damages could top €1 billion

Damages from the collapse of Cologne’s city archive, which destroyed and buried thousands of precious historical documents going back a thousand years, could exceed €1 billion, the magazine Focus reported Sunday.

German neo-Nazis march in Czech town

German neo-Nazis march in Czech town

Nearly 500 far-right militants from the Czech Republic and Germany rallied late Saturday to mark the 64th anniversary of punishing Allied air raids on the Czech city of Usti nad Labem, near the German border.