74-year-old German man swims Strait of Gibraltar

74-year-old German man swims Strait of Gibraltar

A 74-year-old man from Lower Saxony swam the 18.5 kilometre Strait of Gibraltar on Saturday in four hours and nine minutes.

Porsche plans budget model

Porsche plans budget model

Sports car maker Porsche is planning to build cheaper versions of its luxury models in an effort to attract more buyers, the magazine Automobilwoche reported Saturday.

Germans celebrate reunification 19 years on

Germans celebrate reunification 19 years on

On the 19th anniversary of German reunification, Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to leave disagreements behind and to work together to overcome the economic challenges facing the nation.

Bundesbank boss hints Sarrazin should quit

Bundesbank boss hints Sarrazin should quit

The head of Germany’s central bank said Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin should resign after the former Berlin finance senator said the city's Arab and Turkish populations had no productive function and had too many children.

Hertha sign Funkel as new coach

Hertha sign Funkel as new coach

The Bundesliga's bottom side Hertha Berlin on Saturday confirmed Friedhelm Funkel as their new coach following the sacking of Swiss Lucien Favre.

Berlin’s TV tower turns 40

Berlin’s TV tower turns 40

Berlin’s 368-metre communist-era TV tower turns 40 years old Saturday. Although it was initially a symbol of East Germany’s love of monumental architecture, the tower has become a favorite part of the capital city’s skyline.

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

Central bank sees little room for tax cuts

Axel Weber, the president of Germany’s central bank, said on Saturday that deteriorating public finances means there is little room for tax cuts, which have been made a priority by the country's incoming centre-right coalition.