Greens target expat votes in the United States

Greens target expat votes in the United States

Greens in Washington DC have founded the first chapter of a German political party in the United States ahead of September’s national election. The grass-roots initiative hopes to encourage absentee voting by Germans abroad.

Enke poised to keep German goal at World Cup in South Africa

Enke poised to keep German goal at World Cup in South Africa

Hannover goalie Robert Enke is set to win the battle to be his country's number one keeper in next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa, former shot-stopper Andreas Köpke said Friday.

Berlin supports G20 limits on banker bonuses

Berlin supports G20 limits on banker bonuses

Germany Friday threw its weight behind a scheme to limit bonuses for bankers as part of a drive towards greater financial market regulation to be debated at a key Group of 20 meeting next month.

Ex-RAF’s Becker arrested for murder

Ex-RAF’s Becker arrested for murder

Former Red Army Faction terrorist Verena Becker was arrested on Friday for her suspected role in the leftist assassination of West Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback more than 30 years ago.

Terrorist suspect arrested en route to Islamist training camp

Terrorist suspect arrested en route to Islamist training camp

Police have arrested a 24-year-old suspected of helping the Sauerland terrorist cell currently on trial in Düsseldorf. He was reportedly on his way to an Islamist training camp.

German car industry could shed 90,000 jobs

German car industry could shed 90,000 jobs

Daily newspaper Die Welt on Friday reported that 90,000 jobs are at risk in the German car industry, as the country's spectacularly successful "cash for clunkers" programme draws to a close.

Advertising error fills Lake Constance with formaldehyde

Advertising error fills Lake Constance with formaldehyde

A chemistry mistake in an advertising campaign for the picturesque town of Konstanz has billboards around Germany showing the pristine Lake Constance full of the poisonous substance formaldehyde.

Swiss daredevil to walk Zugspitze cable line

Swiss daredevil to walk Zugspitze cable line

Swiss extreme tightrope artist Freddy Nock will walk a cable car line up to the peak of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, in an attempt to break a world record this Saturday.

Cooler weather expected this weekend

Cooler weather expected this weekend

This week's balmy summer temperatures in Germany are expected to come to an end over the weekend as cold front “Giselher” moves in, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

Merkel backs coalition between CDU and FDP

Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed she wants her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to form a coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) after the September 27 general election, daily Die Welt reported on Friday.

Vietnamese reporter sacked over Berlin Wall blog post

Vietnamese reporter sacked over Berlin Wall blog post

A Vietnamese reporter has been sacked after he made a blog post about the Berlin Wall in which he criticised his country's former communist ally, the Soviet Union.