Strike ends as Lufthansa and pilots resume talks

Strike ends as Lufthansa and pilots resume talks

German airline Lufthansa and pilots agreed late on Monday to resume talks, ending a one-day strike that grounded almost half of all flights at Europe's biggest airline.

Top Catholic bishop apologises for child abuse scandal

Top Catholic bishop apologises for child abuse scandal

Robert Zollitsch, the head of the German Bishop’s Conference (DBK), made a formal apology on Monday to the victims of widespread child abuse at Catholic schools and said there would be consequences.

Suspected ‘German’ Mossad killer probed

Suspected ‘German’ Mossad killer probed

Prosecutors in Cologne are investigating how a suspected Israeli assassin applied for and received a German passport used while he worked for a Mossad killing squad.

Rhineland CDU official resigns over influence peddling affair

Rhineland CDU official resigns over influence peddling affair

Hendrik Wüst, general secretary for the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) in North Rhine-Westphalia, resigned on Monday following revelations the party offered meetings with state premier Jürgen Rüttgers in exchange for sponsorship money.

Giving English the big kiss-off

Giving English the big kiss-off

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, doesn’t lament the end of Deutsche Bahn’s troubled romance with the English language.

Futuristic solar yacht set for voyage around the world

Futuristic solar yacht set for voyage around the world

An innovative new solar-powered yacht will be unveiled in Germany this week ahead of plans to take the craft on a trip around the world.

EU should dole out stricter penalties after Greece, Berlin says

EU should dole out stricter penalties after Greece, Berlin says

The European Union will have to mull stricter penalties against member states over budget deficits, Germany said on Monday, in the wake of the Greece crisis that has knocked confidence in the euro.

Porsche faces hefty fines from US fuel efficiency law

Porsche faces hefty fines from US fuel efficiency law

German sports car manufacturer Porsche could soon face severe fines in the United States thanks to a proposed law meant to encourage greater fuel efficiency, daily Financial Times Deutschland reported on Monday.

Naked sled race draws 14,000

Naked sled race draws 14,000

A naked sledging event in Germany’s Harz region created a logistical nightmare over the weekend after 14,000 people showed up to watch 30 men and women strip before sliding down the mountain.

German bobsledder Lange takes fourth career gold

German bobsledder Lange takes fourth career gold

Germany 1 pilot Andre Lange won his fourth Olympic bobsleigh gold medal Sunday after seeing off Germany 2 and Russia 1 in the two-man event at Whistler Sliding Centre.

Neuner to sit out final Olympic biathlon relay

Neuner to sit out final Olympic biathlon relay

Just hours after winning her second Olympic gold medal on Sunday, German biathlete Magdalena Neuner made the surprise announcement that she would not compete in the relay event on Tuesday.

Six dead after German tour bus crash in Austria

Six dead after German tour bus crash in Austria

Six people are dead and 20 injured after an accident involving a German tour bus in Austria early on Monday morning, police reported.

Airports reel as Lufthansa pilots strike

Airports reel as Lufthansa pilots strike

Lufthansa pilots scared of losing their jobs began a crippling four-day strike on Monday, grounding two-thirds of flights at Europe's biggest airline and all but emptying Germany's normally busy airports.