Parliament to fast-track reform for Lisbon Treaty

Parliament to fast-track reform for Lisbon Treaty

After the constitutional court’s ruling that reforms in parliamentary law will be necessary to green-light the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, the German parliament agreed on Wednesday to speed up the process in time for Ireland’s referendum on October 4.

Germany tops G8 climate action ranking

Germany tops G8 climate action ranking

Germany is performing ahead of other G8 nations in the fight against climate change according to the World Wildlife Fund’s G8 Climate Scorecard released on Wednesday. But the country barely got a passing grade.

Defendant kills witness in Dresden court

Defendant kills witness in Dresden court

A 32-year-old woman was killed in a Dresden court on Wednesday after being stabbed by the defendant. Meanwhile bystanders were injured as the 28-year-old man was overpowered.

‘Explosive’ biker gang war grips Germany

‘Explosive’ biker gang war grips Germany

The northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein is in the midst of a biker gang war as the Bandidos move into the Hells Angels territory. Police have conducted raids in recent days, daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported on Wednesday.

German Woolworth chain on verge of bankruptcy

German Woolworth chain on verge of bankruptcy

The Frankfurt district court has opened insolvency proceedings against the retail chain Woolworth.

Austrian coin trick confounds German border control

Austrian coin trick confounds German border control

German investors have found a cunning way to get large amounts of money across the border from Austria, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday. It's all down to a silver collector’s coin.

Expert finds identity of Beethoven’s mysterious Elise

Expert finds identity of Beethoven’s mysterious Elise

A German musicologist claims he has discovered the identity of the woman for whom Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his famous song, "Für Elise."

Outgoing NATO head pans Germany’s policy in Afghanistan

Outgoing NATO head pans Germany’s policy in Afghanistan

Outgoing NATO commander General John Craddock has criticised Germany’s policy on the war in Afghanistan on Wednesday in an interview published daily Stuttgarter Zeitung.

DHL planning major expansion in Chinese operations

DHL planning major expansion in Chinese operations

German logistics giant DHL plans to open 10 new regional transportation hubs in China this year, state media said Wednesday, tripling the number of such centres it operates in the country.

Unstable WWII bomb detonated in Hannover

Unstable WWII bomb detonated in Hannover

Police detonated an unstable 250-kilogramme bomb from World War II early on Wednesday morning at a military facility in Hannover after evacuating thousands of residents from the area, authorities reported.

‘Politically precarious’ banned East German film premieres

‘Politically precarious’ banned East German film premieres

The last reel to be dug out of East Germany's banned film vault premieres for the first time in Dresden on Wednesday, 43 years after it got the censor’s ax.