Greek row with Germany over debt turns nasty

Greek row with Germany over debt turns nasty

The German government on Wednesday dismissed a claim by the mayor of Athens that it still owed Greece billions of euros in reparations for World War II damage amid a mounting row with Berlin over the country's debt crisis.

Germans stick with homegrown classic brands during tough times

Germans stick with homegrown classic brands during tough times

Faced with trying economic times, Germans chose homegrown classics when picking the brands they trusted the most in a new survey.

Klein tells inquiry he ordered Kunduz air strike in a rush

Klein tells inquiry he ordered Kunduz air strike in a rush

German Bundeswehr Colonel Georg Klein has justified ordering a deadly bombardment near Kunduz in Afghanistan by telling a parliamentary inquiry he was in a hurry, a media report said on Wednesday.

‘I manipulate my characters, Goebbels manipulated real people’

‘I manipulate my characters, Goebbels manipulated real people’

Jud Süß - Film ohne Gewissen was panned at this year’s Berlinale for its portrayal of a notorious Nazi propaganda film. Its director Oskar Roehler spoke with Vera von Kreutzbruck about the controversy surrounding the movie.

Lufthansa slowly restores service after strike

Lufthansa slowly restores service after strike

Lufthansa is still working towards restoring full service two days after pilots ended their strike, an airline spokesperson said on Wednesday.

German economic recovery put on hold

German economic recovery put on hold

Europe's biggest economy stuttered to a halt late last year and consumer sentiment continued to fall in the following months, but analysts say another recession in Germany is not in the cards.

Church leader Käßmann resigns for driving drunk

Church leader Käßmann resigns for driving drunk

Bishop Margot Käßmann, the head of Germany’s Protestant churches, resigned on Wednesday after being caught driving drunk over the weekend.

Organised crime suspicions spread to Düsseldorf U-Bahn

Organised crime suspicions spread to Düsseldorf U-Bahn

As details continue to emerge about suspected organised crime connections that led to shoddy metro construction practices and the deadly collapse of Cologne’s city archive, building experts have discovered similar problems in nearby Düsseldorf.

Experts predict rapid spike in cancer cases

Experts predict rapid spike in cancer cases

The number of cancer cases in Germany will likely spike by a third in the next 20 years, medical experts reported on Wednesday.

Women’s ski team leaves luck to underwear and kangaroo

Women’s ski team leaves luck to underwear and kangaroo

Germany's women have a trick or two up their sleeves as they approach the Olympic Games slalom and giant slalom - underwear and a kangaroo.

Scrappy Stuttgart manages draw against Barcelona

Scrappy Stuttgart manages draw against Barcelona

Stuttgart gave reigning champions Barcelona all they had in their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday, but the Spanish side kept their cool to draw 1-1 and enter the second leg as clear favourites.