Coca-Cola looking to buy Germany’s Bionade

Coca-Cola looking to buy Germany’s Bionade

US soft drink giant Coca-Cola is eyeing a takeover of the pioneering German healthy soft drink label Bionade, according to a report in Handelsblatt on Friday.

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

Despite falling consumption, those who are still enjoying Germany’s beer can know that it's been given top marks from the national consumer watchdog association.

Berlin’s S-bahn chaos opens new canvas to grafffiti artists

Berlin’s S-bahn chaos opens new canvas to grafffiti artists

Berlin’s S-Bahn chaos has created a Cockaigne for graffiti artists as the lack of rail traffic opens up a whole new canvas for taggers, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Wednesday.

Eurofighter planes get set for takeoff in Munich

Eurofighter planes get set for takeoff in Munich

Germany and three other European countries have signed a contract for the delivery of 112 Eurofighter aircraft worth around €9 billion ($13 billion), the defence ministry said on Friday.

Dead couple’s cat emerges two weeks after landslide tragedy

Dead couple’s cat emerges two weeks after landslide tragedy

Two weeks after tragedy struck, a spark of good news has emerged from the Nachterstedt landslide: a cat belonging to the couple killed in the accident has survived, Bild newspaper reported on Friday.

Squabbling neo-Nazis set for election drubbing

Squabbling neo-Nazis set for election drubbing

Neo-Nazi political parties are likely to go backwards in Germany’s upcoming elections as internal strife and growing tribalism in the far-right scene leaves their support in tatters, the domestic intelligence agency said on Friday.

Key union turns its back on flailing SPD

Key union turns its back on flailing SPD

The Social Democratic (SPD) rivals to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered another blow on Friday when the IG Metall union, a traditional backer, withdrew its support two months before federal elections.

Germany’s jobless queue set to hit 4.7 million in 2010

Germany’s jobless queue set to hit 4.7 million in 2010

Unemployment in Germany will climb even further than previously feared, with 4.7 million people out of work in 2010, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) predicted this week.

Swedish princess gets hefty libel payment from German press

Swedish princess gets hefty libel payment from German press

False German media reports that Sweden’s Princess Madeleine was pregnant and planning to marry have resulting in the princess being awarded €400,000 ($565,000) in damages by a German court.

Pensioner enters Jehovah’s Witness church with machine gun

Pensioner enters Jehovah’s Witness church with machine gun

An 82-year-old man who entered a meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses armed with a submachine gun, three magazines, a Samurai sword and a knife has been arrested, Bielefeld police reported on Friday.

Bayern beats Manchester in Audi Cup shootout

Bayern beats Manchester in Audi Cup shootout

Manchester United missed a handful of decent opportunities before losing out to Bayern Munich 7-6 in a penalty shootout in the final of the Audi Cup on Thursday.

German work week getting longer

German work week getting longer

Germans work more per week than their counterparts in most other European Union countries, a study published on Friday by daily Die Welt reported.