1 mln jobs saved by reducing working hours

1 mln jobs saved by reducing working hours

German businesses saved over a million jobs in 2009 by reducing working hours, a new report revealed Thursday.

Christmas likely to be wet, not white

Christmas likely to be wet, not white

Christmas Day is likely to be wet and windy throughout the country, the German weather service reported Thursday. Only southern Bavaria can hope for snowfall later in the day.

Germans still giving despite recession

Germans still giving despite recession

The financial crisis has not affected Germany's charitable spirit, leading aid organisations reported Thursday. UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and Caritas International are all expecting this year's private donations to be at least on a par with 2008.

Mercedes workers angry at Schumi F1 contract

Mercedes workers angry at Schumi F1 contract

The head of the Mercedes works council has expressed outrage over the expensive deal signed this week with former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, coming as the firm forces cost-cutting on its workforce.

Child caught ploughing snow with excavator

Child caught ploughing snow with excavator

A seven-year-old boy was stopped by police in northern Germany while trying to plough snow with a front loader he borrowed from his parents' business, authorities said.

Deutsche Bank buys Dutch state bank

Deutsche Bank buys Dutch state bank

Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has completed its purchase of parts of state-owned Dutch lender ABN Amro for €700 million ($1 billion), ABN Amro said Wednesday.