EU heavyweights push Merkel to aid Greece

EU heavyweights push Merkel to aid Greece

European heavyweights pressured German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday to back down over Greece, which accused Berlin of profiteering amid a euro currency slump.

Lufthansa pilots threaten strike as wage talks fail

Lufthansa pilots threaten strike as wage talks fail

Lufthansa pilots threatened on Monday to stage a crippling strike as contentious wage talks with Europe’s biggest airline broke down.

Knut grows up to become Berlin Zoo’s ‘stud’ bear

Knut grows up to become Berlin Zoo’s ‘stud’ bear

Three years after Knut the polar bear become famous around the world, the Berlin Zoo announced on Monday he was grown-up enough to become its “stud” for breeding.

BMW snags €1-billion contract to equip US police cars

BMW snags €1-billion contract to equip US police cars

German luxury carmaker BMW said Monday it had won a contract worth at least €1 billion ($1.35 billion) to make diesel motors and transmissions for high-tech US police cars.

Weatherman Kachelmann arrested for alleged rape

Weatherman Kachelmann arrested for alleged rape

Prosecutors in Mannheim confirmed on Monday that Germany’s most famous weatherman Jörg Kachelmann was being held in custody under suspicion of raping his long-time girlfriend.

Germans to build Asian solar park as Spanish announce Baltic wind farm

Germans to build Asian solar park as Spanish announce Baltic wind farm

German solar energy firm Conergy said Monday it would build Southeast Asia's largest commercial solar power plant outside of Bangkok, while a Spanish firm announced plans for a Baltic Sea wind farm.

Municipal clinic doctors walk off the job

Municipal clinic doctors walk off the job

Thousands of doctors at Germany’s municipal hospitals participated in a one-day strike on Monday, inconveniencing patients in an attempt increase pressure on wage talks in Cologne.

Police arrest Berlin poker heist mastermind

Police arrest Berlin poker heist mastermind

Berlin police confirmed on Monday that they have arrested the suspected mastermind of the dramatic armed robbery at a poker tournament two weeks ago.

Balmy weather forecast for first week of spring

Balmy weather forecast for first week of spring

Balmy springtime temperatures of up to 21 degrees Celsius will arrive by mid-week for sun-starved Germans recovering from the harsh winter, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

Minister lauds Bavarian church for taking sex abuse to the law

Minister lauds Bavarian church for taking sex abuse to the law

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger praised Bavaria’s Catholic conference of bishops on Monday for their commitment to work with law enforcement to clarify accusations of child sex abuse at Church institutions.

Former Bayreuth Festival director Wolfgang Wagner dies

Former Bayreuth Festival director Wolfgang Wagner dies

German composer Richard Wagner’s grandson and long-serving director of the Bayreuth Festival, Wolfgang Wagner, has died at the age of 90.

Merkel pledges eurozone stability to Greece

Merkel pledges eurozone stability to Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Greece's Prime Minister Georges Papandreou that the European Union would do "everything necessary" to preserve eurozone stability, her office said. But a new poll showed Germans oppose a Greek bailout.