Clouds gather over delayed Opel deal

Clouds gather over delayed Opel deal

General Motors' sale of its European brand Opel was thrown into doubt on Friday when an executive pushed back the signing date and a press report said GM wanted to hang on to the company.

Exhibition explores Vandal legacy

Exhibition explores Vandal legacy

Being billed as the most comprehensive exhibition about the Vandal civilisation ever, a new show about the notorious Germanic tribe opens on Friday at Baden's state museum in Karlsruhe.

EU probes German aid to HSH Nordbank

EU probes German aid to HSH Nordbank

The EU on Friday announced it will investigate €3.0 billion in state aid given by German authorities to HSH Nordbank, citing "doubts" over their compatibility with European competition rules.

Israel wants Berlin to finance two new warships

Israel wants Berlin to finance two new warships

Israel is hoping to order two modern German-made warships without paying for them, daily Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday.

Merkel’s new coalition hammers out final issues

Merkel’s new coalition hammers out final issues

Chancellor Angela Merkel's new coalition haggled on Friday over how to cut taxes and shore up Germany's tattered public finances in a final push to finalise a common programme this weekend.

Bundesliga Preview: Leverkusen look to stay top without Rolfes

Bundesliga Preview: Leverkusen look to stay top without Rolfes

Bundesliga-leaders Bayer Leverkusen must make do without injured captain Simon Rolfes on Friday at home to Borussia Dortmund, but coach Jupp Heynckes has every faith in his side.

EU designates <i>Maultaschen</i> a protected regional food

EU designates Maultaschen a protected regional food

The European Union will begin protecting Maultaschen, a Swabian dish similar to ravioli, as regional specialty next month, the state of Baden-Württemberg announced on Friday.

Out-of-wedlock births show huge east-west German divide

Out-of-wedlock births show huge east-west German divide

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany remains firmly divided over family matters. According to a new study, dramatically more children are born out of wedlock in the formerly communist eastern half of the country.

Gloomy, but warmer weekend weather ahead

Gloomy, but warmer weekend weather ahead

The weekend weather in Germany will be a bit warmer, but residents can also expect cloud cover and rain, the German Weather Service reported on Friday.

Authority opens access to new .de country domain names

Authority opens access to new .de country domain names

As of Friday internet users in Germany have more options available for registering their own .de domain names.

Berlin wants to rid Germany of US nukes

Berlin wants to rid Germany of US nukes

Germany's new ruling coalition will call for US nuclear weapons to be removed from the country's territory, according to a document seen by AFP.