Merkel and Cameron play down differences

Merkel and Cameron play down differences

New British leader David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to play down sharp differences on how to shore up European financial stability during their first official talks in Berlin on Friday.

Opel agrees on restructuring plan with unions

Opel agrees on restructuring plan with unions

General Motors' European unit Opel and European unions have agreed on the terms of a long-awaited restructuring plan for the troubled company, Opel said on Friday.

Sunshine and heat to grace Pentecost holiday weekend

Sunshine and heat to grace Pentecost holiday weekend

After weeks of wet and dreary spring weather, a high-pressure system will bring friendlier and drier days just in time for the long holiday weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

Erotic magazine for women hits German newsstands

Erotic magazine for women hits German newsstands

A new erotic magazine for women called “Alley Cat” hit German newsstands this week, with publishers targeting young women who have “grown up with sex,” according to the editor.

The euro rescue package poses incalculable risks

The euro rescue package poses incalculable risks

Germany has made a huge mistake in backing an emergency rescue package for eurozone countries, argues president of the Ifo economic institute Prof. Hans-Werner Sinn.

Bayern set to pay Ribery club’s highest salary ever

Bayern set to pay Ribery club’s highest salary ever

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery will sign a three-year contract extension that will make him the club's highest ever earner and keep him with the German champions until 2015, it was reported Friday.

Family strife blamed for high suicide rate among Turkish women

Family strife blamed for high suicide rate among Turkish women

A new initiative aims to lower the disproportionately high number of suicide attempts among young German-Turkish women thought to be caused by familial conflicts.

Parliament passes billion-euro rescue fund

Parliament passes billion-euro rescue fund

Germany’s governing coalition on Friday managed to push a billion-euro rescue package for the eurozone through parliament after warning the future of Europe’s single currency was at stake.

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

Left-wing coalition talks fail in the Rhineland

The Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens have abandoned talks with The Left party on forming a coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), making a grand coalition or new elections in Germany’s largest state likely.

Lahm admits pressure high for Germany after Ballack injury

Lahm admits pressure high for Germany after Ballack injury

With Germany bidding for their fourth World Cup title in South Africa, defender Philipp Lahm admits there is an air of expectation on Joachim Löw’s side to prove themselves.

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

Minister moots shorter work week for parents

Family Minister Kristina Schröder on Friday called for German companies to create more flexible work time models to allow parents better options for juggling career and family.