Police against body scanners as airport security debate reignites

Police against body scanners as airport security debate reignites

The failed terrorist attack on a transatlantic flight to Detroit has re-started a debate in Germany on full-body scanners. The national police union (GdP) has declared itself against their use.

Hölzl wins big as Olympics near

Hölzl wins big as Olympics near

Germany's Kathrin Hölzl won the giant slalom race in Lienz, Austria on Monday after American World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn suffered a nasty fall.

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

FDP speaks out against bank bonus tax

The head of the Free Democratic Party's (FDP) parliamentary faction Birgit Homburger has labelled the idea of taxing manager's bonuses "populist," after both Great Britain and France declared their intention to do so.

Berlin condemns Iran

Berlin condemns Iran

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed the "unacceptable" crackdown on Iranian pro-opposition demonstrators by state security forces and pressed Tehran to respect civil rights.

Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing

Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing

A man caught crossing the street on a red light in Finnentrop, North Rhine-Westphalia has ended up in jail after the police officer who stopped him found that a warrant was out for his arrest.

DAX companies cut 116,000 jobs in 2009

DAX companies cut 116,000 jobs in 2009

Germany's largest companies, represented on the DAX stock market index, cut 116,000 jobs worldwide in 2009, a survey published Monday has revealed.

Germans lose faith in politics

Germans lose faith in politics

Germans have less faith in their political system than at any point in the post-war period, mainly due to what they see as a weak response to the financial crisis, a poll published Sunday showed.

Police clear out protesting students

Police clear out protesting students

The directors of Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) asked the police to end a six-week student sit-in in one of their lecture halls. The students had previously accused the directors of starving them out.

Germany set to lose export crown

Germany set to lose export crown

China is likely to overtake Germany as the world's largest exporter in 2009, despite a sharp fall in shipments as the global downturn took its toll, a high-ranking trade official has said.