Consumers join businesses in party mood

Consumers join businesses in party mood

German consumers are feeling upbeat following their country’s strong performance in the football World Cup, the warm summer weather and the good news from the job market, the GfK consumer climate study for July has found.

Kidnapped aid workers freed in Darfur

Kidnapped aid workers freed in Darfur

Two German aid workers were freed on Tuesday more than a month after they were kidnapped from their offices by gunmen in south Darfur, Germany's foreign ministry said.

Lufthansa cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia

Lufthansa cargo plane crashes in Saudi Arabia

A cargo plane owned by Lufthansa crashed in Riyadh on Tuesday injuring the two-man crew, the German airline said, confirming earlier statements by a Saudi official.

Depression and schizophrenia filling German hospital beds

Depression and schizophrenia filling German hospital beds

Mental illness has emerged as the overwhelmingly dominant cause of hospitalisation in Germany, with depression and schizophrenia accounting for the highest number of days spent by patients in clinic beds, a report revealed Tuesday.

Guttenberg denies Afghanistan cover-ups

Guttenberg denies Afghanistan cover-ups

The government rejected opposition accusations of Afghanistan war cover-ups on Tuesday, following the release of more than 92,000 classified military documents by whistleblower internet site Wikileaks.

‘My girlfriend is dying. Please make some room!’

‘My girlfriend is dying. Please make some room!’

What was it like in the Duisburg tunnel where a massive crush left 20 dead and hundreds injured at the Love Parade on Saturday? Michael Remmert got a harrowing report from a young man who was thankful to make it out alive.

Merkel to interrupt holiday for Saturday Love Parade service

Merkel to interrupt holiday for Saturday Love Parade service

Angela Merkel is to break off her holiday to attend a memorial service for the victims of the Love Parade crush this Saturday, according to media reports.

Deutsche Bank posts higher quarterly profit

Deutsche Bank posts higher quarterly profit

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, posted on Tuesday a second-quarter net profit of €1.2 billion, up from €1.1 billion in the same period a year earlier.

MPs push for end to pension guarantee

MPs push for end to pension guarantee

Germany’s 20 million pensioners face an income drop under a push by government MPs to abolish the “pension guarantee,” reports said Tuesday.

Political pressure steamrolled safety fears

Political pressure steamrolled safety fears

As the death toll from Saturday’s Love Parade stampede rose to 20, there were growing signs Tuesday that massive political pressure had pushed through plans for the festival against the concerns of police.