Bolt blitzes to new 100m world record in Berlin

Bolt blitzes to new 100m world record in Berlin

Jamaican Usain Bolt added the world crown to his Olympic title as he scorched to victory in a world record 9.58 seconds in the men's 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday.

Autobahn shootout leaves two injured

Autobahn shootout leaves two injured

Two men were injured after their car was sprayed with bullets by unknown assailants while driving on an autobahn near Kassel early Sunday morning, police reported.

German TV gets president’s name wrong

German TV gets president’s name wrong

Public broadcaster ARD accidentally called German president Horst Köhler, “Klaus” in a broadcast Saturday evening.

Dresden’s ‘Blue Wonder’ bridge dilapidated

Dresden’s ‘Blue Wonder’ bridge dilapidated

One of the Saxon capital’s landmark bridges over the Elbe, the 116-year-old Blue Wonder, suffers from major rust and water damage and needs urgent repair, Dresden city officials said this weekend.

Deutsche Post to close all of its own post offices

Deutsche Post to close all of its own post offices

Deutsche Post, Germany’s privatised mail service, said this weekend that it plans to exit the retail business and close all of the post offices it operates alone. Branches operated jointly with Postbank will continue to stay open.

Bolt, Gay cruise at Berlin track competition

Bolt, Gay cruise at Berlin track competition

Olympic champion Usain Bolt and reigning world champion Tyson Gay cruised into the semi-finals of the men's 100m on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Saturday.

Germany lacks election day volunteers

Germany lacks election day volunteers

With national elections just five weeks away, German voters may find long lines at polling stations unless thousands more volunteers are recruited quickly, reported the news magazine Focus.

Porsche buy launches VW drive for world domination

Porsche buy launches VW drive for world domination

Volkswagen's triumphant bid to take over luxury German carmaker Porsche marks the end of a bitter family power struggle and the start of a drive to become the world's top auto manufacturer.