Deutsche Bahn in advanced talks for Arriva takeover

Deutsche Bahn in advanced talks for Arriva takeover

British transport operator Arriva on Monday said it was in advanced talks over a possible takeover by Germany's national rail company Deutsche Bahn worth 1.54 billion pounds (€1.75 billion).

Bayern Munich’s Ribery faces probe over prostitution scandal

Bayern Munich’s Ribery faces probe over prostitution scandal

One of Bayern Munich’s star footballers, Frenchman Franck Ribery, may be charged over alleged relations with an underage call girl, but says he did not know she was a minor, a judicial official said on Monday.

Konrad who? Unsung computer pioneer remembered

Konrad who? Unsung computer pioneer remembered

The inventor of the computer was a little known German engineer named Konrad Zuse, according to a new museum exhibition that seeks to revive the unsung hero’s notoriety.

British expat voter registration deadline looms

British expat voter registration deadline looms

British citizens living in Germany still have time to register for the upcoming general election – but they should hurry. The deadline to apply for postal or proxy voting is 5 pm GMT on Tuesday.

Long winter shrivelled German economy, central bank says

Long winter shrivelled German economy, central bank says

The German economy, Europe's biggest, shrank slightly in the first three months of the year due mainly to a viciously cold winter, the country's central bank, the Bundesbank, forecast on Monday.

Flight ban now stretched to early Tuesday

Flight ban now stretched to early Tuesday

Germany's DFS air safety agency has extended until 2 am Tuesday the shutdown of its air space because of volcanic ash.

Merkel to defend Afghanistan mission

Merkel to defend Afghanistan mission

Following the deaths of seven German soldiers in Afghanistan within two weeks, Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver a speech to the parliament robustly defending the war, a top official announced Monday.

Transport Minister defends flight ban

Transport Minister defends flight ban

Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer has defended extensions to the flight ban against mounting criticism from the airline industry that decisions are being made on insufficient data.

Merkel stays cool despite odyssey home

Merkel stays cool despite odyssey home

Even the world’s most powerful woman couldn’t do a damned thing against the volcano chaos this weekend. Between the geological force of the earth’s mantle and the bureaucratic power of aviation authorities, Chancellor Angela Merkel was as helpless as the hundreds of thousands of other travellers stuck far from home this weekend.

Cooler temperatures expected after sunny weekend

Cooler temperatures expected after sunny weekend

The balmy weekend weather is set to end on Monday as a Scandinavian cold front moves in with cooler temperatures, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported.

Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria

Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria

Germany’s government said Monday it believed two of its citizens were abducted in Nigeria and said that diplomats were working to secure their release.

Air traffic ban extended through Monday

Air traffic ban extended through Monday

Germany’s air safety agency DFS has once again extended its ban on air travel until 8 pm on Monday due to volcanic ash from Iceland that has crippled flight schedules across Europe since Thursday.