EU sues Germany over Bavarian farm subsidies

EU sues Germany over Bavarian farm subsidies

The European Commission said on Tuesday it would sue Germany for the failure of Bavarian authorities to publish how much farmers in the state receive in EU handouts, as required by the bloc's rules.

UK Conservative leader makes Nazi gaffe

UK Conservative leader makes Nazi gaffe

David Cameron, the leader of Britain’s opposition Conservative Party, unsettled a discussion about ID cards in the UK by adopting a fake German accent on Monday evening.

Holiday plans not affected by recession

Holiday plans not affected by recession

The German economy may be going down the tubes, but the recession isn’t stopping Germans from taking their summer vacation, according to a new poll.

Facebook loses legal fight against StudiVZ

Facebook loses legal fight against StudiVZ

Facebook’s legal challenge to shut down its German rival, StudiVZ, has failed after a Cologne court rejected the social networking site’s argument that StudiVZ ripped off Facebook’s design.

Alpine hikers get finder’s fee for Stone Age mummy Ötzi

Alpine hikers get finder’s fee for Stone Age mummy Ötzi

After a 15-year legal struggle, an Italian regional government will reward €150,000 to a German couple who discovered one of the best-preserved mummies from the Stone Age.

German business confidence zooms ahead

German business confidence zooms ahead

A key signal that the German economy, the biggest in Europe, could be past the worst of the crisis flashed on Tuesday when the ZEW confidence index surged in June to the highest level for more than three years.

Intelligence officials: all Yemen hostages dead

Intelligence officials: all Yemen hostages dead

German intelligence services believe that all nine hostages taken in Yemen have been killed by al-Qaida, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

More parents lose custody rights

More parents lose custody rights

After a spate of highly publicised child abuse cases, more German parents are having their children taken away from them by the state, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday.

Hamburg politican wants to ban ‘spontaneous’ parties

Hamburg politican wants to ban ‘spontaneous’ parties

After spontaneous beach party on the exclusive North Sea island of Sylt drew 5,000 guests last weekend, a Hamburg politician says such gatherings shouldn’t be permitted.

Firms hoping to tap African sun to power German households

Firms hoping to tap African sun to power German households

A consortium of 20 top firms is planning a massive solar power project in sunny Africa to send electricity to grey Germany.

Trabis and Wartburgs become rare on German roads

Trabis and Wartburgs become rare on German roads

It was an iconic image of the heady days of 1989, an East German Trabant, leaving the communist state for the first time to explore the West. Twenty years later, the little cars that could are disappearing from German roads.