Naser steps down over BayernLB fiasco

Naser steps down over BayernLB fiasco

The president of Bavaria’s Savings Bank Association, Siegfried Naser, bowed to public pressure over the €3.75 billion BayernLB bank debacle and resigned on Wednesday.

‘We have a major lack of leadership’

‘We have a major lack of leadership’

Green Party security speaker and chair of the parliamentary defence committee Omid Nouripour has been among Germany’s most outspoken critics of the administration as the deadly Kunduz air strike scandal continues to unfold. The Local caught up with him to find out where he stands.

Dresden joins list of airport closures

Dresden joins list of airport closures

Dresden became the latest German airport to shut down due to bad weather as snow and ice on Wednesday continued to wreak havoc with planes, trains and automobiles during the busiest travel week of the year.

Siemens partners with Dong Energy for stake in Lincs wind project

Siemens partners with Dong Energy for stake in Lincs wind project

German industrial group Siemens and Danish group Dong Energy said Wednesday they would boost cooperation in the offshore wind power sector with a jointly-held stake in the British project Lincs.

RAF’s Becker released from custody

RAF’s Becker released from custody

Former Red Army Faction (RAF) member Verena Becker is once again free after being held for four months over her suspected involvement in the 1977 murder of West Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback.

Poison gas kills two men in homemade sauna

Poison gas kills two men in homemade sauna

Two Hamburg men have died in a homemade sauna after apparently being poisoned by a carbon monoxide leak, police said Tuesday.

Report says Bundeswehr lied during Kunduz strike

Report says Bundeswehr lied during Kunduz strike

The German military deliberately misled the American fighter pilots who carried out the Kunduz air strikes in which up to 142 Afghans, including many civilians, were killed, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported Wednesday.

What’s on in Germany: December 24-January 6

What’s on in Germany: December 24-January 6

This Week's Highlights: Swan Lake swirls through Frankfurt, Renaissance art hangs in Munich, and independent American films screen in Berlin.

Kidnapped German family may still be alive in Yemen

Kidnapped German family may still be alive in Yemen

There have been signs of life from a German family of five who were kidnapped in Yemen this summer, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Politicians reject mooted unemployment insurance hike

Politicians reject mooted unemployment insurance hike

Senior government figures spoke out against a spike in the contribution German workers pay towards unemployment insurance on Wednesday, as a whirlwind of debate raged over how to get the nation’s finances back under control.

Schumi with Mercedes for the long haul

Schumi with Mercedes for the long haul

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher said Wednesday he has signed a three-year deal to return to Formula One racing with Mercedes GP from next season.