Eurowings to slash fleet and workforce

Eurowings to slash fleet and workforce

Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings plans to halve its fleet and reduce its workforce by a significant number from the summer onwards, the company's managers said Tuesday.

Sobibor survivor testifies at Demjanjuk trial

Sobibor survivor testifies at Demjanjuk trial

One of the last survivors of the Nazi death camp Sobibor said Tuesday he still has nightmares about his experiences there, as he testified in the trial of alleged guard John Demjanjuk.

Alpine association threatens to scupper Munich Olympic bid

Alpine association threatens to scupper Munich Olympic bid

The German Alpine Association (DAV) is threatening to boycott the joint bid by Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the 2018 Winter Olympics unless the concept becomes more environmentally friendly.

FDP dismisses donation accusations

FDP dismisses donation accusations

The Free Democratic Party (FDP) has dismissed a call made by the Left party for a ban on donations to political parties by private companies, following accusations that the FDP was bribable.

Pop starlet gets deported from the United States

Pop starlet gets deported from the United States

Indira Weis, 2001 winner of the German casting show Popstars and former member of pop group Bro'Sis, was arrested in Miami on Saturday after being accused of trying to work in the United States without a visa.

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Investor sentiment continues to slide

German investor sentiment fell for the fourth month running as Europe's biggest economy braced for a "burdensome and long" recovery, the ZEW economic research institute said on Tuesday.

‘Works-council-infested’ named as ‘non-word’ of 2009

‘Works-council-infested’ named as ‘non-word’ of 2009

This 'non-word' of 2009 has been named ‘works-council-infested’ or betriebsratsverseucht - succeeding last year’s non-word, ‘needy banks’, or notleidende Banken.

Airbus head pessimistic for 2010 amid fears for orders

Airbus head pessimistic for 2010 amid fears for orders

The head of plane maker Airbus said he expected 2010 to be a very difficult year, with currency fluctuations knocking €1 billion off company results.

Berlin councils join forces to freeze fascists out of public buildings

Berlin councils join forces to freeze fascists out of public buildings

Berlin’s local councils have developed a joint strategy to ban far-right, racist and anti-Semitic meetings from being held in public buildings.

Germans cut back on smoking, but spend more as prices increase

Germans cut back on smoking, but spend more as prices increase

Although new figures show that Germans are smoking less, they are spending more on tobacco products, according to the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Tuesday.

First German Muslim bank prepares to open

First German Muslim bank prepares to open

Germany’s first Muslim bank is opening in Mannheim, with plans to set up ten branches across the country offering banking services according to the ethical rules of the Koran.

Cities tighten their belts after tax cuts

Cities tighten their belts after tax cuts

German cities complain they are bearing the brunt of deep tax cuts by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and nowhere is feeling the pain more sharply than the rust-belt town of Wuppertal.