ECB warns against taking eurozone recovery for granted

ECB warns against taking eurozone recovery for granted

The head of the European Central Bank stressed on Friday that the global financial crisis was not yet over, requiring eurozone monetary officials in Frankfurt to maintain special support measures despite growing optimism for a recovery in Germany and Europe.

UN probes fiery German battle with Taliban

UN probes fiery German battle with Taliban

At least 50 insurgents are dead after an altercation firefight that caused two tanker trucks to explode in northern Afghanistan, the German military reported on Friday. The United Nations has called for an investigation due to conflicting reports.

Deutsche Telekom reportedly seeking to unload UK mobile unit

Deutsche Telekom reportedly seeking to unload UK mobile unit

German telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom has opened talks with three potential buyers of its struggling British unit T-Mobile UK, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Friday.

Indian summer to arrive after wet weekend

Indian summer to arrive after wet weekend

Germany will be treated to a fine dose of Indian summer next week after a cool and rainy weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

One dead in car transport train accident on island causeway

One dead in car transport train accident on island causeway

A 32-year-old man is dead after he was thrown from a cargo truck that fell from a vehicle transport train on the causeway to the German North Sea island of Sylt.

Controversial exhibition explores WWII in the developing world

Controversial exhibition explores WWII in the developing world

An exhibition examining the impact of World War II in the developing world has opened in Berlin amid criticism for including Nazi sympathisers.

No benefit to popular practice of holding students back, study finds

No benefit to popular practice of holding students back, study finds

The practice of requiring struggling students to repeat a school year costs German taxpayers almost €1 billion each year without creating any obvious pedagogical benefits, a new study found this week.

Young watchmaker’s labyrinthine pieces gain global following

Young watchmaker’s labyrinthine pieces gain global following

A young German watchmaker is gaining international attention for his one-of-a-kind luxury timepieces using a technique he calls “skeletonising” that is so intricate he finishes just 50 watches per year.

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Merkel rejects renewing grand coalition

Renewing Germany’s grand coalition government of her Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) would not provide stability for the nation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

‘World’s longest TV show’ features a day in Berlin life after the Wall

‘World’s longest TV show’ features a day in Berlin life after the Wall

Billed as the longest programme in television history, a 24-hour panorama of work, fame, sex, the arts and poverty in Berlin two decades after the fall of the Wall will premiere on Saturday.