Next week’s weather: All grey, all the time

Next week’s weather: All grey, all the time

The low-pressure system Fritz will bring gloom and precipitation to large parts Germany next week, the German Weather Service reported Sunday.

Every eighth German wants the Wall back

Every eighth German wants the Wall back

With celebrations underway across Germany to celebrate the opening of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Communist East German regime, a new survey says a surprising number of Germans wouldn’t mind seeing the barrier go back up.

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Wall anniversary celebrations kick off

Berlin warmed up Sunday for the 20th anniversary of the Wall's fall with celebrations throughout the city, as crowds gathered to relive the ecstatic scenes that heralded the demise of European communism.

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Putin feels ‘nostalgia’ for East Germany

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who was posted as a KGB agent in Dresden under communism, has said he feels nostalgia for the former East Germany, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday.

More construction in former West Germany called for

More construction in former West Germany called for

After 20 years of reconstruction, the former East Germany has some of the world’s finest infrastructure. Now, Germany’s new transport minister says it’s time for the country to once again invest heavily in the former West Germany.

Germans against offering aid to GM-owned Opel

Germans against offering aid to GM-owned Opel

After last week’s shock decision by General Motors to hold onto Opel rather than selling it to the Canadian company Magna, a new poll shows that a clear majority of Germans against offering aid to the company if it asks for state aid.

Bayern player slams own team over transfer policy

Bayern player slams own team over transfer policy

Germany defender Philipp Lahm on Saturday slammed his club Bayern Munich for their policy of buying in talent rather than nurturing home-grown stars - and his words could land him in hot water.