First autumn frost expected over the weekend

First autumn frost expected over the weekend

After friendly Friday weather, temperatures are set to drop to chillier autumnal temperatures, bringing rain and the season’s first frost, German Weather Service (DWD) reported.

Trade surplus plummets amid weak exports

Trade surplus plummets amid weak exports

Germany's trade surplus plunged 43 percent in August compared to July after a huge drop in exports from Europe's biggest economy, official data showed on Friday.

Munich remains Germany’s economic powerhouse

Munich remains Germany’s economic powerhouse

Munich has been crowned Germany's most economically successful city for the sixth year in a row, according to a new survey published in weekly business magazine WirtschaftsWoche on Friday.

Strawberry yoghurt recalled over metal shard fears

Strawberry yoghurt recalled over metal shard fears

The Zott dairy factory in the Bavarian city of Mertingen recalled its strawberry yoghurt on Friday over fears that a broken machine could have contaminated the product with metal slivers.

Merkel: Obama’s Nobel prize ‘incentive’ for peace

Merkel: Obama’s Nobel prize ‘incentive’ for peace

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday welcomed the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama, calling it an "incentive to the president and to us all" to do more for peace.

Pilots report surge in laser pointer attacks during landings

Pilots report surge in laser pointer attacks during landings

Pilots have been reporting an increasing number of potentially deadly attacks on commercial jets with laser pointers during night landings at major German airports.

Broadcaster ZDF confuses ‘phishing’ with ‘fisting’ on air

Broadcaster ZDF confuses ‘phishing’ with ‘fisting’ on air

Germany was aflutter on Friday after an embarrassing blunder by a news reader for public broadcaster ZDF, who confused “phishing” with the sexual term “fisting” while referring to recent online attacks on email accounts worldwide.

Delays expected as Frankfurt Airport custodial workers strike

Delays expected as Frankfurt Airport custodial workers strike

Delays are expected at the Frankfurt Airport on Friday during an early morning strike by more than 150 custodial workers, union IG BAU said.

Man shot in Duisburg biker bar bathroom

Man shot in Duisburg biker bar bathroom

A 32-year-old man is dead after a shoot-out at a biker gang bar in Duisburg, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Friday morning.

National football team ‘ready to beat Russia’ on Saturday

National football team ‘ready to beat Russia’ on Saturday

National team member Thomas Hitzlsperger says Germany is determined to close down Russian play-maker Andrei Arshavin to win Saturday’s game in Moscow, which would secure their spot at the 2010 World Cup.