Christians gather for interfaith congress

Christians gather for interfaith congress

With appeals for peace and greater social justice, hundreds of thousands of Christians joined together in Munich on Thursday for Germany's biggest interfaith meeting since the recent Catholic child abuse scandal came to light.

Merkel: EU facing biggest threat since communism

Merkel: EU facing biggest threat since communism

Europe's currency crisis constitutes its “greatest test” since the collapse of communism, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Thursday, as she called for the eurozone’s economic policies to become more tightly meshed.

Bridging discord in the Mosel Valley

Bridging discord in the Mosel Valley

The Mosel Valley is known for its scenic views and Riesling vineyards, but plans to build a massive new bridge have brought discord to this idyllic part of Germany. David Wroe reports.

Two Moroccan deportees in comas after prison fire

Two Moroccan deportees in comas after prison fire

Two Moroccan men set for deportation were in comas Thursday after a fire broke out at the Mannheim prison where they were being held, police have announced.

Grey May to continue into weekend

Grey May to continue into weekend

Germany’s spring will continue to cough and splutter a while longer, with the next few days set to be cool and moody, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Thursday.

Blow to Islamic Conference as leading Muslims pull out

Blow to Islamic Conference as leading Muslims pull out

The second German Islamic Conference – a key meeting to improve Muslim integration – is set for a shaky start Monday after one of the main Muslim associations abruptly announced this week it was pulling out.

What’s on in Germany: May 13 – 19

What’s on in Germany: May 13 – 19

This Week's Highlights: John Malkovich plays a serial killer in Hamburg, Rufus Wainright sings in Munich, and electric Smart cars buzz around Berlin.

Löw mulls future ahead of World Cup prep match

Löw mulls future ahead of World Cup prep match

Germany start their World Cup preparations with a friendly against Malta on Thursday, but coach Joachim Löw has admitted he may walk away after next month's tournament in South Africa.

Internet users must secure wireless connections against abuse

Internet users must secure wireless connections against abuse

Internet users who don’t properly secure their wireless connection with a password can be held partly responsible if third parties use their account to illegally download music, a German court has ruled.

SAP buys Californian Sybase for €4.6bn

SAP buys Californian Sybase for €4.6bn

German business software titan SAP announced late on Wednesday that it has agreed to buy California-based Sybase for $5.8 billion (€4.6 billion).

German among dead in Libyan plane crash

German among dead in Libyan plane crash

At least one German was among the 103 people killed when a passenger plane crashed in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, authorities announced late Wednesday.