Avalanche kills 12-year-old boy in Italian Alps

Avalanche kills 12-year-old boy in Italian Alps

A series of avalanches in the Italian Alps have killed seven people, including a 12-year-old German boy and four rescue workers sent out to help two tourists, Italian emergency services said Sunday.

Wikipedia reaches one million German entries

Wikipedia reaches one million German entries

The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia recorded its one-millionth entry in German on Sunday.

Bomb scare diverts US-bound German flight

Bomb scare diverts US-bound German flight

A false alarm over a suspicious suitcase forced a German airliner bound for Detroit to land in Iceland, national flag carrier Lufthansa said Sunday.

Deutsche Telekom criticises business regulations

Deutsche Telekom criticises business regulations

The CEO of Germany's leading telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom criticised industry regulation authorities for failing to take into account the pressures of new competition.

ECB boss tells Germany to slash deficit

ECB boss tells Germany to slash deficit

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet urged the 16 countries using the euro to slash their deficits "in 2011 at the latest," in an interview published Sunday in German tabloid Bild am Sonntag.

Police claim self-defence after killing deranged man

Police claim self-defence after killing deranged man

Hamburg police shot dead a 38-year-old mentally disturbed man over the weekend after he attacked officers with a kitchen knife in his home after pepper spray failed to disable him.

Industry leaders support Merkel’s tax cuts

Industry leaders support Merkel’s tax cuts

Chamber of commerce presidents and industry associations have come to the defence of Berlin's tax cut plans following the harsh criticism from leading economic research institutes.

German police tighten airport security

German police tighten airport security

German police have strengthened security at airports throughout the country in response to the attempted bombing of a plane in Detroit on Friday.