The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred coalition partners after German elections on September 27, passed a motion on Sunday vowing they would only govern with her.
Media reports over the weekend suggest that Magna, the new owner of car maker Opel, could begin mass layoffs as early as Monday, starting with over 1,800 jobs at Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt.
World marathon record-holder Haile Gebrselassie won the Berlin marathon for the fourth time on Sunday in an official time of 2 hours 6min 08sec, but missed out on a new world record.
A deadly drug cocktail may have caused the deaths of two men and the poisoning of 10 others at a Berlin doctor’s office Saturday, police reported.
A court has ordered the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) to remove election signs declaring “Stop the Polish invasion” from a region of Germany near the border with Poland.
In the latest twist of Joschka Fischer’s colourful career, the sneaker-wearing former radical and foreign minister has signed on to consult luxury car maker BMW.
The Berlin Wall fell on the night of November 9, 1989 because of a hasty announcement to the press by an East German official who had hoped the measure would "save" the communist regime, reports AFP's Audrey Kauffmann.