Military costs in Afghanistan outstrip reconstruction spending

Military costs in Afghanistan outstrip reconstruction spending

Germany has spent three times as much on its military deployment in Afghanistan than reconstruction efforts in the war-torn country over the past two years, according to a recent parliamentary inquiry.

Bush senior to meet Kohl and Gorby in Berlin

Bush senior to meet Kohl and Gorby in Berlin

Former US President George H.W. Bush will join ex Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl ahead of celebrations in Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Nuremberg’s star polar bear Flocke headed to the French Riviera

Nuremberg’s star polar bear Flocke headed to the French Riviera

Nuremberg’s favourite polar bear Flocke is leaving Germany next year for a more glamorous location in the south of France, the city announced on Wednesday.

Nazi guard Demjanjuk fails to stop trial

Nazi guard Demjanjuk fails to stop trial

John Demjanjuk, accused of assisting in the murder of 27,900 Jews in a Nazi death camp, failed on Wednesday in an attempt to have his trial starting November 30 blocked.

Taxiing for takeoff at Berlin’s Tempelhof

Taxiing for takeoff at Berlin’s Tempelhof

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport might be closed to air traffic, but Roger Boyes, correspondent for British daily The Times, believes it could still help the German capital soar.

Retiree loses €20,000 in cash on autobahn

Retiree loses €20,000 in cash on autobahn

A Bavarian retiree lost €20,000 in cash on the autobahn after he laid the money on the bonnet of his car and drove away, police in Rhineland-Palatinate reported on Wednesday.

Merkel to get swine flu vaccine for ‘the public’

Merkel to get swine flu vaccine for ‘the public’

A row in Germany over a "two-tier" swine flu vaccination programme has prompted Chancellor Angela Merkel to say she'll get the jab meant for the public rather than one reserved for "essential workers."

Deutsche Bank earnings soar in third quarter

Deutsche Bank earnings soar in third quarter

More than a year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank profits soared to €1.4 billion in the third quarter.

Merkel praises Karzai for agreeing to runoff

Merkel praises Karzai for agreeing to runoff

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised Afghan President Hamid Karzai for agreeing to a runoff election after auditors uncovered massive fraud in the country’s August poll.

Criminal charges filed in Deutsche Bahn employee spying case

Criminal charges filed in Deutsche Bahn employee spying case

The new management of German national railway Deutsche Bahn has submitted criminal charges to the public prosecutor’s office over a scandal involving internal company spying, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Wednesday.

New German technology could allow liquids on planes again

New German technology could allow liquids on planes again

German scientists said on Tuesday they have developed a new technology that could allow air passengers to take liquids on planes again by instantly being able to tell if they are explosive.

Sevilla humble Stuttgart at home

Sevilla humble Stuttgart at home

VfB Stuttgart's run in the Champions League looked close to over on Tuesday night, after Spanish club Sevilla humbled the Bundesliga side 3-1.