Failed bomb plot to kill Hitler remembered

Failed bomb plot to kill Hitler remembered

Germany on Monday marked the 65th anniversary of a failed attempt by members of the Wehrmacht to assassinate Adolf Hitler in his "Wolf's Lair" eastern military headquarters in 1944.

Italian flatware maker takes over Rosenthal porcelain tradition

Italian flatware maker takes over Rosenthal porcelain tradition

Italian flatware maker Sambonet Paderno has purchased insolvent German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal, the company announced on Monday.

Officials see recession in Germany slowing

Officials see recession in Germany slowing

Germany's worst recession since the Second World War has lost much of its intensity according to reports published on Monday by the Finance Ministry and central bank.

Officials warn of more landslides around lake

Officials warn of more landslides around lake

Two days after a landslide dropped one-and-a-half houses into a lake bed and likely left three people dead, authorities in Saxony-Anhalt are warning of further landslides around the former open-pit mine.

Schleswig-Holstein premier Carstensen calls confidence vote

Schleswig-Holstein premier Carstensen calls confidence vote

The premier of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Peter Harry Carstensen, called a confidence vote after his efforts to dissolve parliament and force early elections failed on Monday.

Soldiers kill youth at Afghan checkpoint

Soldiers kill youth at Afghan checkpoint

German soldiers killed a juvenile and seriously injured two adults at a checkpoint in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Monday. Initial reports had said two civilians were killed during the incident.

Horses gallop ‘on the bottom of the ocean’

Horses gallop ‘on the bottom of the ocean’

More than 35,000 people came out to see the 35th annual Duhner Wattrennen, a series of horse races that took place on the tidal flats near Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony on Sunday.

German schools running short of 40,000 teachers for autumn

German schools running short of 40,000 teachers for autumn

The German DPhV educational association has called on teachers from Eastern Europe to fill some 40,000 empty spots at schools in Germany this autumn, daily Bild reported on Monday.

Berlin commuters face S-Bahn chaos

Berlin commuters face S-Bahn chaos

Berlin commuters faced a “Black Monday,” as they scrambled to find alternatives to the S-Bahn train service that has been virtually shut down in the city centre due to safety concerns.

Leaving your children in the woods – on purpose

Leaving your children in the woods – on purpose

Most parents would agree spending time outdoors is good for small kids, but would you send your child to a kindergarten deep in the forest? Rhea Wessel reports from the Taunus woods near Frankfurt.

Dozens injured in 259-car autobahn pileup

Dozens injured in 259-car autobahn pileup

Dozens of people were injured in a pileup involving 259 cars on the A2 motorway in the state of Lower Saxony late on Sunday, police reported. Ten of the injured are in critical condition.

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Majority of Germans think Merkel will win re-election

Ten weeks ahead of the national election, 80 percent of Germans believe Chancellor Angela Merkel will be re-elected for another term, according to a poll for paper Bild am Sonntag.

Two dead after retiree drives into parade

Two dead after retiree drives into parade

A marksmanship festival, or Schützenfest, in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Menden ended tragically on Sunday when a retiree rammed his car into a parade, killing two and injuring 37 others.