Porsche recalls Panamera amid seatbelt concern

Porsche recalls Panamera amid seatbelt concern

The world-class reputation of Germany's automakers suffered a dent Tuesday as Porsche recalled all Panameras sold since the bold new four-door saloon was launched with fanfare in September.

Commerzbank fined £595,000 in Britain

Commerzbank fined £595,000 in Britain

British financial regulators said on Tuesday they had fined the London branch of German bank Commerzbank £595,000 for repeatedly failing to provide accurate transaction reports.

Contiki tours: discover Europe this summer
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Contiki tours: discover Europe this summer

Studying or working In Europe? Looking for new ways to have fun this summer? A Contiki trip could be just the ticket.

Expensive military IT project ‘Herkules’ does not compute

Expensive military IT project ‘Herkules’ does not compute

A multi-billion-euro IT project created especially for the German military by electronics company Siemens and computer firm IBM could likely flop, a media report said on Tuesday.

Daimler returns to profit and raises 2010 forecast

Daimler returns to profit and raises 2010 forecast

German auto giant Daimler said Tuesday it returned to profit in the first quarter, raising its full-year forecast on the back of strong Mercedes sales.

Weather service warns climate change is real

Weather service warns climate change is real

The German Weather Service (DWD) said on Tuesday Germany faced serious threats from climate change and warned policy makers from abandoning efforts to combat global warming.

A Muslim Christian Democrat’s crucifixion

A Muslim Christian Democrat’s crucifixion

Germany’s conservative Christian Democrats had hoped making a Muslim woman a state minister would show how modern and tolerant their party has become. But as ZEIT ONLINE’s Christian Bangel writes, a nasty debate over crucifixes in state schools shows how much it hasn't.

Majority of Germans oppose Greek bailout

Majority of Germans oppose Greek bailout

Fifty-seven percent of Germans think giving aid to Greece would be a "bad decision," according to a survey published Tuesday, highlighting the level of public opposition to a bailout in Europe's biggest economy.

Candidates tame in key state election debate

Candidates tame in key state election debate

The May 9 state election in North Rhine-Westphalia could alter Germany's political landscape, but the two candidates hoping to govern the country's most populous state failed to score a convincing victory in a bland television debate on Monday evening.

Artist Eliasson explores Berlin’s urban environment in new show

Artist Eliasson explores Berlin’s urban environment in new show

Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, known for his ambitious spatial art installations, opens an elaborate exhibition in Berlin this week that was three years in the making.

Germany’s first offshore wind farm joins power grid

Germany’s first offshore wind farm joins power grid

Germany’s first offshore wind farm officially starts up on Tuesday in the North Sea. The €250-million pilot project is meant to spearhead several other coastal power plants in the coming years.

Transport minister holds volcano fallout summit

Transport minister holds volcano fallout summit

German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer will host a meeting for airlines and aviation officials in Berlin on Tuesday to review ways to handle future problems with volcanic ash.

Deutsche Bank profits up 50 percent from last year

Deutsche Bank profits up 50 percent from last year

Germany's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, said on Tuesday that its first quarter net profit jumped 50 percent from a year earlier to €1.8 billion.