Löw backs down in contract dispute

Löw backs down in contract dispute

National coach Joachim Löw ended his stand-off with the German Football Federation (DFB) on Tuesday, as both parties agreed to plough all their efforts into Germany's 2010 World Cup campaign.

Germans splashing out on Karneval despite bad economy

Germans splashing out on Karneval despite bad economy

The tough economic climate is failing to dent Germans’ enthusiasm for Karneval, with partygoers set to spend €300 million on costumes and makeup during this year’s season, the Toy Retailers’ Association said Monday.

Study finds major discrimination against Turkish job applicants

Study finds major discrimination against Turkish job applicants

Jobseekers with Turkish names are clearly discriminated against when looking for work in Germany, a study released this week has found.

Young literary star Hegemann counters plagiarism claim

Young literary star Hegemann counters plagiarism claim

Best-selling teenage novelist Helene Hegemann rejected accusations of plagiarism in her debut novel “Axolotl Roadkill” on Tuesday, after it emerged she had taken slabs of text from an anonymous author and blogger.

China claims Germany’s export crown

China claims Germany’s export crown

China overtook Germany last year to become the world's leading exporter as German trade suffered its sharpest slump since 1950, figures from Germany's Federal Statistics Office showed on Tuesday.

Opel boss unveils plan to slash 8,300 jobs

Opel boss unveils plan to slash 8,300 jobs

Opel boss Nick Reilly presented on Tuesday a plan for the future of the ailing General Motors unit, with a forecast loss of 8,300 jobs from a total of around 50,000, as expected.

Hartz IV welfare benefits ruled unconstitutional

Hartz IV welfare benefits ruled unconstitutional

Millions of German families on welfare could receive more government assistance after the nation’s highest court ruled Tuesday the controversial Hartz IV system of payments was unconstitutional.

Hamburg politician puts the ‘I’ in street de-icing

Hamburg politician puts the ‘I’ in street de-icing

The president of Hamburg's city parliament is reportedly in hot water for ordering authorities to clear the footpaths of ice outside his own home while leaving the rest of the city to slip and slide their way home.

Construction worker confesses in Cologne archive collapse case

Construction worker confesses in Cologne archive collapse case

Eleven months after the deadly collapse of Cologne’s city archive, a construction worker has given investigators their first confession in the case, media reports said on Tuesday.

Berlinale highlights shift to 3-D films

Berlinale highlights shift to 3-D films

Buyers at the Berlin film festival will be seeing triple this year, as 3-D productions such as "Avatar" transform the global cinema industry.

Munich and Nuremberg airport workers strike

Munich and Nuremberg airport workers strike

One day ahead of wage talks with state and municipal employers, public workers' union Verdi called for further temporary strikes on Tuesday – this time at airports in Munich and Nuremberg.