Fierce storm turns deadly

Fierce storm turns deadly

A massive storm lashing Europe killed at least three people in Germany on Sunday as winds gusting up to 110 kilometres (68 miles) per hour battered the western part of the country.

Cologne puts metro flooding plan on hold

Cologne puts metro flooding plan on hold

Plans to flood a Cologne city centre metro tunnel in an attempt to prevent it collapsing after investigations revealed serious errors in its construction have been put on hold.

SPD launches NRW election campaign with optimism

SPD launches NRW election campaign with optimism

Ten weeks ahead of the state election in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the political parties have been rallying supporters, with the Social Democrats suddenly feeling optimistic about their chances.

Two million government workers to get pay raise after long talks

Two million government workers to get pay raise after long talks

Around two million government employees will receive a pay rise of 2.3 percent over the coming two years, with improved conditions for older workers and trainees, after a mammoth night of negotiations.

CeBIT tech fair to open with 3D and smart gadgets

CeBIT tech fair to open with 3D and smart gadgets

The world's biggest high-tech fair kicks off in Germany on Tuesday, with a focus on ‘smart’ gadgets as well as "Avatar"-inspired 3D products to make consumers' lives easier - and more fun.

Berlin wall restoration handed over to experts

Berlin wall restoration handed over to experts

Berlin’s love-hate relationship with the former wall has meant that while it is a symbol of horror and hatred, it is also a huge tourist attraction, yet in many places has either disappeared completely or is in a state of terrible disrepair.

Germany’s women speed skaters take gold – just

Germany’s women speed skaters take gold – just

Germany edged out Japan to win the Olympic Games women's speed skating team pursuit title on Saturday, but only after golden girl Anni Friesinger-Postma had crawled comically across the line in the semi-finals.