Deutsche Bank reportedly looking to axe 1,300 jobs

Deutsche Bank reportedly looking to axe 1,300 jobs

Deutsche Bank is planning to eliminate 1,300 jobs in Germany, daily Die Welt reported on Wednesday.

Number of German MPs with immigration background rises

Number of German MPs with immigration background rises

Germany’s newly elected parliament has 15 MPs with foreign roots – more than ever before, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

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Police break up child porn ring in Austria and Germany

Austrian police said Wednesday they had dismantled a huge child pornography ring in Germany and Austria, making a total of 22 arrests.

Berlin court rules in favour of Muslim prayer in school

Berlin court rules in favour of Muslim prayer in school

Berlin school officials and parents are disappointed after an administrative court granted a Muslim high school student the right to pray in between lessons, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.

Lufthansa computer glitch causes big delays

Lufthansa computer glitch causes big delays

A computer glitch on Wednesday caused widespread delays on German airline Lufthansa, forcing passengers to check in with handwritten tickets.

Ex-finance senator says Berlin is too dumb to become a great city

Ex-finance senator says Berlin is too dumb to become a great city

Berlin’s former finance senator Thilo Sarrazin has said the denizens of the German capital don't have the intellect to make it a great city, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Unemployment dips but economists warn of coming pain

Unemployment dips but economists warn of coming pain

Official figures released on Wednesday showed German unemployment fell to 8.0 percent of the workforce in September, but economists warned the worst is yet to come for the country's job market.

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

Germany mulls realities of first openly gay foreign minister

He had his public coming-out five years ago at Angela Merkel’s 50th birthday party and now Guido Westerwelle is in the frame to become Europe’s first openly gay foreign minister.

Ballack says national team focused on beating Russia in qualifier

Ballack says national team focused on beating Russia in qualifier

Germany captain Michael Ballack insists his team will give everything they have to beat Russia in Moscow on October 10 and earn themselves an automatic place at the 2010 World Cup.

Deadly tsunami injures at least one German tourist

Deadly tsunami injures at least one German tourist

At least one German tourist has been injured in a tsunami that killed more than 100 on the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific, honorary consul Arne Schreiber told broadcaster WDR on Wednesday.