Parliament to investigate deadly Kunduz air strike

Parliament to investigate deadly Kunduz air strike

German lawmakers voted Wednesday to investigate a deadly air strike in Afghanistan that reportedly killed dozens of civilians amid a cover-up that forced Germany's top soldier to resign.

Leipzig University celebrates 600th anniversary amid student protests

Leipzig University celebrates 600th anniversary amid student protests

The University of Leipzig celebrated its 600th anniversary on Wednesday, as German President Horst Köhler warned the country’s educational system was “chronically underfinanced.”

Jewish leader says Swiss vote shows Europe’s growing anti-Muslim views

Jewish leader says Swiss vote shows Europe’s growing anti-Muslim views

An official from the German Jewish Council warned on Wednesday that Switzerland’s vote to ban mosques with minarets was an expression of Europe's deep-seated aversion to Islam that was aggravating the integration of Muslims.

Germans go Google gaga for Megan Fox

Germans go Google gaga for Megan Fox

Hollywood’s raven-haired beauty Megan Fox has edged out Britney Spears as the most googled person in Germany, according to the company’s “Zeitgeist 2009” list released this week.

Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat

Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat

A German tourist has been arrested at the gates of Florida’s Walt Disney World for making a joke about carrying bombs into the amusement park, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Critics say Merkel’s tax cuts for hotels could stimulate sex trade

Critics say Merkel’s tax cuts for hotels could stimulate sex trade

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats are worried proposed cuts in hotel sales tax could boost prostitution by making hourly establishments cheaper, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

Brüderle demands banks boost business lending

Brüderle demands banks boost business lending

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle pressed banks on Wednesday to increase lending as the government named a "credit mediator" to boost the number of business loans.

Mercedes-Benz moves C-Class production to Alabama

Mercedes-Benz moves C-Class production to Alabama

Production of the Mercedes-Benz luxury C-Class line will move from Germany to Tuscaloosa, Alabama by 2014, parent company Daimler AG announced on Wednesday.

US wants up to 2,500 more German troops

US wants up to 2,500 more German troops

The US expects Germany to contribute up to another 2,500 troops to the NATO mission in Afghanistan, daily Bild reported on Wednesday following US President Barack Obama’s major policy speech.

Germany still paying off WWI reparations

Germany still paying off WWI reparations

More than 90 years after Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles to end the First World War, the country continues to pay off reparations, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Hertha boss admits club in worst crisis of the decade

Hertha boss admits club in worst crisis of the decade

Hertha Berlin's general manager Michael Preetz has admitted the Bundesliga's capital club is facing its biggest crisis of the last 12 years as they battle to stay afloat.