Deutsche Bahn to seal huge rail deal with Qatar

Deutsche Bahn to seal huge rail deal with Qatar

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn is set to sign a contract worth "billions of euros" to build railways in Qatar and Bahrain, a spokesman for Deutsche Bahn told AFP on Friday.

Match-fixing ring rocks European football

Match-fixing ring rocks European football

Some 200 football matches in nine European countries including at least three Champions League games may have manipulated in a huge match-fixing scandal, German prosecutors said on Friday.

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Germany’s best Christmas markets

Christmas markets are the best way to get into the Yuletide spirit, German-style. Here, we've compiled a definitive list of the country's top markets. To find out more, read all about the Christmas market tradition here.

New climate change goals to cost Germany €310 billion

New climate change goals to cost Germany €310 billion

Germany's ambitious plans to fight climate change will cost Europe's largest economy €310 billion, Manager Magazin reported on Friday.

Editorial feud erects artistic sixteen-metre penis

Editorial feud erects artistic sixteen-metre penis

In a massive escalation of a long-standing editorial feud, the German newspaper Die Tageszeitung has unveiled an artwork depicting the naked editor-in-chief of its right-wing rival Bild sporting a sixteen-metre penis up the façade of its headquarters.

Disabled woman fired for eating pâté meant for patients

Disabled woman fired for eating pâté meant for patients

A disabled Hannover woman working at a nursing home has been fired after 18 years on the job for eating pâté intended for patients, daily Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Friday.

France finds lost spy file on young Hitler

France finds lost spy file on young Hitler

Secret French intelligence service documents on the young Adolf Hitler have surfaced in the country’s national archives, daily Le Monde reported on Friday.

VW board approves Porsche takeover

VW board approves Porsche takeover

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, said on Friday that its supervisory board had cleared the way for its planned takeover of Porsche.

Von der Leyen moots expanded child subsidy for poor families

Von der Leyen moots expanded child subsidy for poor families

German Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen has proposed expanding a monthly child subsidy for low income parents, daily Passauer Neue Presse reported on Friday.

Defence minister expects Karzai to take action

Defence minister expects Karzai to take action

NATO countries expect "more than just words" from Afghan President Hamid Karzai after he promised to combat corruption, German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said Thursday.

Springlike highs expected for weekend

Springlike highs expected for weekend

Anyone planning a weekend outing will enjoy sunshine and springlike temperatures in the coming days as a high pressure system moves over the Alps and into central Germany, the DWD weather service reported on Friday.

Chestnut tree kills pedestrian

Chestnut tree kills pedestrian

A 47-year-old Frankfurt woman died late on Thursday after a chestnut tree suddenly fell and crushed her, police reported.