Schäuble says German deficit to surge in 2010

Schäuble says German deficit to surge in 2010

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned on Thursday Berlin's deficit will exceed 5.0 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year, as the country's public borrowing balloons to €145 billion ($213 billion).

Merkel calls taxing bankers’ bonuses a ‘charming’ idea

Merkel calls taxing bankers’ bonuses a ‘charming’ idea

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that plans to tax the bonuses of London bankers was a "very charming idea" but did not say whether Berlin was prepared to heed a Franco-British call to adopt the policy.

Daimler: Sindelfingen jobs safe until 2020

Daimler: Sindelfingen jobs safe until 2020

German luxury car maker Daimler has told 37,000 workers in Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg that their jobs are safe until 2020 and that the group will create about 2,000 new ones.

Retirees Germany’s most generous charity donors

Retirees Germany’s most generous charity donors

Thoughts turn to giving during the holidays and pensioners are among Germany’s most generous donors to charity. But the country's seniors are increasingly demanding to know exactly where their money is going.

Hamburg unveils world’s most powerful weather supercomputer

Hamburg unveils world’s most powerful weather supercomputer

Scientists in Hamburg on Thursday unveiled the world's most powerful weather supercomputer that they hope will provide critical data on global warming for international efforts to combat climate change.

Stuttgart 21 rail project approved despite soaring costs

Stuttgart 21 rail project approved despite soaring costs

Officials in Baden-Württemberg on Thursday approved a controversial rail project in Stuttgart despite concerns about its impact and a hefty price tag of more than €4 billion.

KSK special forces involved in Kunduz strike

KSK special forces involved in Kunduz strike

Members of the German military’s elite KSK special forces played a key role in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan that killed scores of civilians, daily Bild reported on Thursday.

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Experts warn parents of ‘fainting game’ after teen death

Experts are warning of a dangerous trend among German youth after a 14-year-old Brandenburg boy died experimenting with a "self-strangulation game," daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Thursday.

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

German consumer protection advocates on Thursday warned parents to beware of online Advent calendar games for children that promise prizes to collect their personal information.

Students protest uni reform meeting

Students protest uni reform meeting

Thousands of students plan to demonstrate on Thursday as state education ministers meet to discuss university reforms in Bonn.

Winter weather weekend on the way

Winter weather weekend on the way

Wintry weather is on the way for the weekend as a high pressure system from Scandinavia brings a blast of cold air, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Stuttgart make Champions League final 16 with new coach

Stuttgart make Champions League final 16 with new coach

Christian Gross admitted he was delighted to begin his tenure as Stuttgart coach with a 3-1 win over Romania's Unirea Urziceni which sealed his new team's Champions League last 16 berth.