Germany faces Australia, Ghana and Serbia

Germany faces Australia, Ghana and Serbia

Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Friday Die Mannschaft had drawn a tough yet surmountable challenge in Australia, Ghana and Serbia for the group stage of the 2010 World Cup finals.

Deutsche Bahn picked for UK rail services

Deutsche Bahn picked for UK rail services

Germany's Deutsche Bahn said Friday it had been selected to operate trains and stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro in and around the English cities of Newcastle and Sunderland.

Stuttgart station revamp raises hopes, hackles

Stuttgart station revamp raises hopes, hackles

Plans to build a futuristic new train station in Stuttgart have many concerned the project is too expensive and will destroy the city’s architectural heritage. David Wroe reports.

Economies of eastern German states show more spark

Economies of eastern German states show more spark

The economies of Germany’s formerly communist states have proven more dynamic than their western counterparts over the past three years, according to a study released on Friday.

Berlin and Hamburg attacks an anarchist ‘declaration of war’

Berlin and Hamburg attacks an anarchist ‘declaration of war’

Anarchists attacks on police stations and political offices in Berlin and Hamburg overnight were a “declaration of war” on the state, head of the German Police Union (DPoIG) told The Local on Friday.

Study finds no dangerous radiation around nuclear Asse dump

Study finds no dangerous radiation around nuclear Asse dump

An official investigation reported on Friday that there are no dangerous radiation levels in the region surrounding the controversial Asse nuclear waste dump in Lower Saxony.

Going back to old school organic farming

Going back to old school organic farming

Nika Knight from Exberliner magazine visits Germany’s oldest Demeter farm to find out what hides behind the organic label.

Bundesbank sees economy rebounding in 2010

Bundesbank sees economy rebounding in 2010

The German central bank said on Friday that Europe's biggest economy will rebound next year after the country's worst slump since World War II.

Tanker spills 8,000 litres of lubricant on A1 motorway

Tanker spills 8,000 litres of lubricant on A1 motorway

A tanker truck on Friday morning overturned after taking a curve at high speed and lost some 8,000 litres of machine lubricating oil on the A1 motorway in the state of Lower Saxony, police reported.

Bundeswehr sends off Schneiderhan amid Afghanistan scandal

Bundeswehr sends off Schneiderhan amid Afghanistan scandal

The Bundeswehr on Thursday night gave a traditional send off Gen. Wolfgang Schneiderhan after he resigned as chief of staff following revelations that the Defence Ministry withheld information about civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

Director Fatih Akin boycotts Switzerland after minaret ban

Director Fatih Akin boycotts Switzerland after minaret ban

Prominent Turkish-German director Fatih Akin said has said he will not bring his new film to Switzerland in protest of a referendum vote that banned the construction of minarets in the country last week.