Bionade looks to world domination with help from Dr. Oetker

Bionade looks to world domination with help from Dr. Oetker

The hip German softdrink Bionade has been bought out by the food giant Dr. Oetker in order to facilitate a major international expansion of the brand.

Al-Qaida recruiter nabbed with bomb materials

Al-Qaida recruiter nabbed with bomb materials

German authorities said on Friday that they had arrested a Turkish-German man on suspicion of obtaining bomb-making materials and recruiting people for Islamist terror network al-Qaida.

Wayward elk ‘Knutschi’ found dead

Wayward elk ‘Knutschi’ found dead

Germany's only known wild elk was found dead in the sate of Hesse on Friday, only days after officials tranquilised and moved the animal.

Michelle’s killer gets nine-and-a-half years

Michelle’s killer gets nine-and-a-half years

The murderer of eight-year-old Michelle from Leipzig has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years imprisonment in a youth detention facility.

German solar energy firms face economic ruin

German solar energy firms face economic ruin

Buffeted by the bad economy and growing competition from Asia, German solar energy firms are facing financial ruin just as the industry fears the new government will abandon them.

Lufthansa to shed staff in savings push

Lufthansa to shed staff in savings push

Lufthansa announced on Friday it plans to cut 400 administrative jobs by the end of 2011 as part of a major cost-cutting drive.

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Conservatives lay out road map for tax cuts

Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian allies have struck and agreement over tax relief ahead of coalition negotiations with the Free Democrats next week, promising cuts but not setting a firm date for their introduction.

Suspicious suitcase causes bomb scare at Berlin’s central station

Suspicious suitcase causes bomb scare at Berlin’s central station

Police closed part of Berlin’s central train station on Friday after they discovered a suspicious piece of luggage they thought was a bomb.

Giants walk Berlin’s streets for Unity Day celebrations

Giants walk Berlin’s streets for Unity Day celebrations

Big-city Berliners will be turned into Lilliputians as a French theatre company marches its massive marionettes through the streets as part of German Unity Day celebrations this weekend.

Lower Saxony thought to have huge untapped natural gas reserves

Lower Saxony thought to have huge untapped natural gas reserves

US energy giant ExxonMobil wants to invest millions in the exploration of what it believes to be huge natural gas reserves lying untapped underneath the German state of Lower Saxony.

Remains of four dead babies found in Berlin

Remains of four dead babies found in Berlin

Police are investigating the gruesome discovery of the remains of four babies in a Berlin apartment following the suicide of their mother in July.

Bundesliga preview: Battered Hertha look to rebuild

Bundesliga preview: Battered Hertha look to rebuild

Hertha Berlin's caretaker coach Karsten Heine is insisting on a back-to-basics policy as he prepares his side for the unenviable task of facing league-leaders Hamburg in Sunday's showdown.