Germany rejects EU complaints about Opel aid

Germany rejects EU complaints about Opel aid

The German government on Thursday defended controversial state aid to car maker Opel against complaints by Britain and other European countries, saying Germany would bear the brunt of recently announced job losses.

Growing military trauma cases going untreated

Growing military trauma cases going untreated

The number of German soldiers suffering from psychological issues has risen dramatically in recent months, but the Bundeswehr has too few therapists to care for them.

Family of four killed in a car blaze outside Berlin

Family of four killed in a car blaze outside Berlin

The charred bodies of a woman and three children were found in a burned out car in Schönefeld just outside Berlin on Thursday morning. The police believe them to be the missing family of a local man.

German trucker jackknifes first himself then his rig in Sweden

German trucker jackknifes first himself then his rig in Sweden

Swedish police suspect a German truck driver was on drugs and masturbating while he wrecked his rig south of the western city of Borås earlier this week.

Ikea shutting down ‘Billy’ factory in Saxony-Anhalt

Ikea shutting down ‘Billy’ factory in Saxony-Anhalt

Workers in Gardelegen, Saxony-Anhalt have assembled Ikea’s famed “Billy” bookcases since 1982. But the factory is now closing its doors as the Swedish company pursues cheaper Slovakian labour, weekly magazine SuperIllu reported on Thursday.

Merkel to demand new financial rules at G20

Merkel to demand new financial rules at G20

German Chancellor Angela Merkel headed to the G20 summit in the United States on Thursday determined to demand stricter regulations for the global financial markets.

What’s on in Germany: September 24-30

What’s on in Germany: September 24-30

This Week's Highlights: Tori Amos plays Munich, Arto Lindsay leads a parade through Berlin, and sculptures from the Mao era arrive in Frankfurt.

US warns of travel to Germany after terrorist threat video

US warns of travel to Germany after terrorist threat video

The United States has warned its citizens to be alert when travelling to Germany, after the terror network al-Qaida threatened attacks timed to coincide the election on Sunday.

Experts deny reported spike in police phone surveillance

Experts deny reported spike in police phone surveillance

Legal experts denied on Thursday reports that said telephone surveillance has increased disproportionately in Germany.

Rich Germans voting Green on local level

Rich Germans voting Green on local level

While wealthy German cities are still voting conservative on a national level, a new trend of voting for the environmentalist Green party is growing at the municipal level.