Bahn seals massive deal with Qatar and Bahrain

Bahn seals massive deal with Qatar and Bahrain

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Sunday it had signed a multi-billion-euro contract to build high-speed railway lines and underground transport networks in Qatar and Bahrain.

Train drivers plead against suicide on the tracks

Train drivers plead against suicide on the tracks

The German Train Drivers’ Union has spoken out against people committing suicide by throwing themselves in front of trains.

Police foil illegal nighttime race on Hockenheim race track

Police foil illegal nighttime race on Hockenheim race track

Police broke up an illegal nighttime car race being held on the world famous Hockenheim race track in southern Germany on Saturday night.

Financial crash as significant as fall of Berlin Wall, says Schäuble

Financial crash as significant as fall of Berlin Wall, says Schäuble

The financial crisis will have as significant a global impact as the seismic events 20 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell and communism collapsed, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Sunday.

Minister calls for passive accident onlookers to be shocked into action

Minister calls for passive accident onlookers to be shocked into action

Those who gawk at accidents without helping the victims should be shocked out of their inaction by being shown photographs of accidents and those hurt in them, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s interior minister Klaus Schlie.

No live eyewitnesses left for Nazi guard trial

No live eyewitnesses left for Nazi guard trial

The trial of alleged mass murderer John Demjanjuk, due to start on November 30 in Munich, will take place without any eyewitnesses, it emerged this weekend.

Lafontaine recovering after cancer operation

Lafontaine recovering after cancer operation

Oskar Lafontaine, leader of the socialist party The Left, is recovering from an operation on his prostate cancer and is doing as well as can be expected, a spokesman said at the weekend.