Deutsche Bahn wins UAE rail contract

Deutsche Bahn wins UAE rail contract

Deutsche Bahn has won a contract to build a rail network in the United Arab Emirates, signing a memorandum of understanding on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.

Merkel visits Turkey amid broad disagreements

Merkel visits Turkey amid broad disagreements

German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into Turkey on Monday for a delicate two-day visit against a backdrop of profound differences with its leaders over its limping EU accession bid.

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

Millions smuggled out of East Berlin in 1990s to be returned

A court has ordered the return of more than €230 million which was smuggled out of Eastern Germany during the financial chaos of the early 1990s and laundered in an Austrian bank.

Culture fans demonstrate in support of local theatres

Culture fans demonstrate in support of local theatres

Thousands of culture fans from across the country took to the streets in Wuppertal at the weekend to demonstrate their support for the Schauspielhaus theatre there which is threatened with closure.

Odenwaldschule board resigns in wake of abuse claims

Odenwaldschule board resigns in wake of abuse claims

Nearly the entire board of the Odenwaldschule progressive boarding school in Hesse have resigned following the exposure of a long-neglected history of child sex abuse there.

Germany prepares to receive Gitmo prisoners

Germany prepares to receive Gitmo prisoners

The government is preparing to allow a number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to settle in Germany as the US slowly closes the jail in Cuba and releases those held there not considered a threat.