German companies to build world’s biggest wind park

German companies to build world’s biggest wind park

German companies Siemens, RWE and SWE are teaming up to build the world’s largest wind park off the coast of Wales in the Irish Sea, they announced together on Friday.

Neo-Nazi parties look for salvation through a merger

Neo-Nazi parties look for salvation through a merger

Germany’s two main neo-Nazi parties are considering a merger in an apparent bid to turn around their flagging political fortunes, a media report said Friday.

Court agrees to German trial for Somali pirates

Court agrees to German trial for Somali pirates

A Dutch court on Friday approved the extradition of ten alleged Somali pirates for trial in Germany, a court official said.

EADS to launch algae-powered airplane

EADS to launch algae-powered airplane

European aerospace firm EADS will present the world’s first airplane that runs only on algae fuel next week at the ILA Berlin Air Show, the company’s technical director said on Friday.

Still rockin’ on the Ring after 25 years

Still rockin’ on the Ring after 25 years

Germany’s largest music festival Rock am Ring kicked off this week in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate with organisers expecting 85,000 fans to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary.

German media roundup: Little excitement for Wulff presidency

German media roundup: Little excitement for Wulff presidency

The announcement Thursday night that the coalition government was backing Lower Saxony premier Christian Wulff as Germany's new president got a mixed reaction. The Local gauges the mood of the nation's papers.

Teachers call for student weigh-ins to curb obesity

Teachers call for student weigh-ins to curb obesity

Following a recent report that Germans are getting fatter, the teachers' association (DL) called on Friday for stronger obesity prevention at schools, including regular weigh-ins and handing severe cases to child protection services.

Rösler’s health reforms rebuffed by coalition colleagues

Rösler’s health reforms rebuffed by coalition colleagues

Health Minister Philipp Rösler’s signature policy to begin reforming health insurance by introducing an extra €30 monthly fee for millions of patients has met a brick wall in the coalition government, media reported Friday.

Löw feeling good after final friendly win

Löw feeling good after final friendly win

Germany coach Joachim Löw said his side will travel to South Africa in a positive mood after an impressive 3-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday in their final World Cup dress rehearsal.

Banker’s wife found dead

Banker’s wife found dead

The police on Friday confirmed a dead woman found in the woods in Baden-Württemberg is Maria Bögerl, a banker’s wife who was kidnapped three weeks ago.