Steinbach’s halfhearted compromise

Steinbach’s halfhearted compromise

Erika Steinbach will have little success trying to outwit those in the German government opposed to her joining a foundation for people displaced after World War II, argues Ludwig Greven from Zeit Online.

Kosovar cousins jailed for vicious Munich U-Bahn beating

Kosovar cousins jailed for vicious Munich U-Bahn beating

Two cousins who beat a young man nearly to death at a Munich U-Bahn station 13 years ago were sentenced on Tuesday to five and seven years’ prison for the savage attack.

Female body parts found under Hannover bridge

Female body parts found under Hannover bridge

Female body parts have been found in packages dumped under a bridge in the city of Hannover, police announced on Tuesday.

Germans glued to the tube

Germans glued to the tube

Germans are becoming bigger TV couch potatoes, a study revealed Tuesday, with the average person spending more than three-and-a-half hours in front of the television each day.

Steinbach offers to forgo expellee foundation job

Steinbach offers to forgo expellee foundation job

A simmering standoff between the government and a vocal advocate for Germans expelled from Eastern Europe after World War II has forced Erika Steinbach to withdraw her candidacy for a key post in a memorial foundation.

Matthäus splits from fourth wife

Matthäus splits from fourth wife

Former German international and World Cup-winning skipper Lothar Matthäus has split from fourth wife Liliana and is considering divorce after just a year of marriage, Bunte magazine reported Tuesday.

Unemployment resists nasty 2009 recession

Unemployment resists nasty 2009 recession

Unemployment is rising in Germany, official data showed on Tuesday, but short-work schemes and start-ups might have averted a feared surge after the country's worst post-war recession.

North Sea nations planning renewable energy network

North Sea nations planning renewable energy network

Germany and several other European nations are planning to create a billion-euro renewable energy network spanning the North Sea, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

Airbus boss reportedly set to ditch A400M military transport

Airbus boss reportedly set to ditch A400M military transport

The German head of European plane maker Airbus is preparing to ditch its A400M military transport project which is bogged down in talks with clients, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Tuesday.

Neo-Nazi violence dropped in 2009

Neo-Nazi violence dropped in 2009

Police have registered a significant drop in right-wing extremist violence for 2009 compared to the previous year, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.

Privacy advocate warns against using ‘naked’ scanners too quickly

Privacy advocate warns against using ‘naked’ scanners too quickly

Germany's data protection commissioner, Peter Schaar, has warned officials not to rush the implementation of controversial full-body scanners at airport security stations following a failed terrorist attack last month, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Tuesday.

Westerwelle set to tour Turkey and the Gulf

Westerwelle set to tour Turkey and the Gulf

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will tour Turkey and the Gulf this week to promote a relaunch of the Middle East peace process and weigh events in Iran and Yemen.