Sauerland cell planned 9/11 anniversary attacks

Sauerland cell planned 9/11 anniversary attacks

Four suspected Islamist on trial for plotting to kill Americans in Germany discussed carrying out bombings on the sixth anniversary of 9/11, police said Wednesday.

SAP Q1 profits tanks

SAP Q1 profits tanks

German professional software giant SAP posted a 16-percent drop in first quarter profit on Wednesday, where analysts had expected a slight increase.

Climate change causes hottest April in 120 years

Climate change causes hottest April in 120 years

As a result of accelerating climate change, this month will likely be the hottest April since records began in 1891, according to the German Weather Service (DWD) on Wednesday.

What’s that? Germany is too loud

What’s that? Germany is too loud

Wednesday is International Noise Awareness Day and it’s simply too loud in Germany, according to the country's Federal Environment Agency.

Facebook takes ‘knockoff’ German site StudiVZ to court

Facebook takes ‘knockoff’ German site StudiVZ to court

Online social networking website Facebook has taken German rival StudiVZ to court for stealing its intellectual property, daily Financial Times Deutschland reported on Wednesday.

Germany slashes 2009 growth forecast

Germany slashes 2009 growth forecast

Germany slashed its economic forecast on Wednesday, predicting one of the worst recessions in the developed world this year. But Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg raised hopes of a recovery in 2010.

Five soldiers injured hours after Steinmeier arrives in Afghanistan

Five soldiers injured hours after Steinmeier arrives in Afghanistan

Five German soldiers were injured in a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, just hours after Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier landed in Kabul for a surprise visit.

Klinsmann was his own worst enemy

Klinsmann was his own worst enemy

A much-hyped era at FC Bayern Munich is over after just ten months. Jürgen Klinsmann left a lot to be desired as a coach despite his grand plans, says Alexander Ludewig from Germany’s Netzeitung.

Dita von Teese to strip with Germany’s Eurovision entry

Dita von Teese to strip with Germany’s Eurovision entry

American burlesque star Dita von Teese will take her clothes off while Germany’s Eurovision Song Contest band “Alex Swings Oscar Sings” performs in Moscow next month, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

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Siemens posts strong Q1 but cuts forecast

The German industrial group Siemens on Wednesday lowered its full-year operating profit forecast by 17.5 percent even as it presented strong quarterly results.

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Bayer books steep slump in profits

The German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer on Wednesday posted a 44 percent drop in first quarter net profit, owing mainly to poor results from its chemical division.

Language test scares off potential citizenship applicants

Language test scares off potential citizenship applicants

The number of immigrants becoming naturalised citizens in Germany has dropped by some 15 percent since the country introduced a controversial language test two years ago, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

Germany confirms three cases of swine flu

Germany confirms three cases of swine flu

German health officials on Wednesday confirmed three cases of the potentially deadly swine flu in Hamburg and Bavaria.

German on trial in UK for gaming murder

German on trial in UK for gaming murder

A German man faces trial in the UK this week, accused of flying to Britain and stabbing a student 86 times after he became obsessed with his victim's girlfriend through a gaming website.