Can Berlin meet American expectations?

Can Berlin meet American expectations?

Angela Merkel’s speech to the US Congress on Tuesday is an honour for both the chancellor and Berlin. But her trip to Washington comes at a price, believes Dr. Josef Braml from the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Victims’ parents planning school shooting hotline

Victims’ parents planning school shooting hotline

A new foundation being formed to prevent school attacks has announced plans to create an early-warning system and 24-hour hotline for students to report threats.

Deutsche Bahn offers eco-tickets for corporate customers

Deutsche Bahn offers eco-tickets for corporate customers

National rail operator Deutsche Bahn is now offering eco-tickets for corporate customers to encourage sustainable travel, the company announced on Monday.

Hugo Boss back in the black

Hugo Boss back in the black

German clothing retailer Hugo Boss swung back into the black in the third quarter by getting a grip on expenditures, it said on Monday.

New German swine flu cases double in two days

New German swine flu cases double in two days

The number of new swine flu cases has doubled in the last two days, national disease control and prevention agency the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Monday.

Schäuble rules out tax reform before 2013

Schäuble rules out tax reform before 2013

Germany's finance minister ruled out on Monday a major overhaul of the country's complex tax system before 2013, a major election campaign pledge of Chancellor Angela Merkel's new coalition partners.

Emotional strain ends former Stasi prisoner’s live re-enactment

Emotional strain ends former Stasi prisoner’s live re-enactment

Former Stasi prison inmate Carl-Wolfgang Holzapfel has broken off a week-long live performance art re-enactment of his internment over the weekend due psychological distress, organisers have announced.

Thirteen injured in military base accident

Thirteen injured in military base accident

A German soldier accidentally rammed his car into a troop of other soldiers in the early morning darkness, injuring 13 military personnel, seven seriously, a defence ministry spokesman said Monday.

Man freed from cave after nine-hour ordeal

Man freed from cave after nine-hour ordeal

A researcher was rescued early on Monday morning after being trapped underground for some nine hours in a cave in the Westerwald region, police in the German state of Hesse reported.

Crime experts suggest ban on biker gangs

Crime experts suggest ban on biker gangs

A organization representing German police officers has called for a ban on biker gangs, following a weekend of violence between the Hells Angels and Bandidos, daily Rheinische Post reported.

Berlin Wall rebuilt in Los Angeles

Berlin Wall rebuilt in Los Angeles

Twenty years after a seismic jolt of history sent it tumbling down, a section of the Berlin Wall has been rebuilt in Los Angeles, offering residents a glimpse of the brutal Cold War frontier that once divided Europe.