Flooded Görlitz takes legal action against Polish dam operators

Flooded Görlitz takes legal action against Polish dam operators

Officials in Görlitz announced Friday they had registered a criminal complaint against the operators of the Polish Witka dam after the eastern German city suffered devastating flooding from mass quantities of water sent downriver.

VW sales increase by almost three percent for July

VW sales increase by almost three percent for July

Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, said Friday its July sales rose 2.9 percent to 572,200 vehicles worldwide.

German privacy gets tangled in Google’s web

German privacy gets tangled in Google’s web

Google's announcement it would soon launch its "Street View" program in 20 German cities has sparked outrage among the country’s politicians and data protection experts. But how upset are average citizens? And is their privacy truly threatened? David Wroe reports.

Israeli agent suspected of links to Dubai killing released on bail

Israeli agent suspected of links to Dubai killing released on bail

A German court released an alleged Israeli agent Friday suspected of links to the January killing of a Hamas leader, in a discreet end to a case that threatened to sour bilateral ties.

Lone pensioner keeps dog sled crabbing tradition alive

Lone pensioner keeps dog sled crabbing tradition alive

Though his catches may be meagre, a German pensioner is single-handedly keeping the centuries-old tradition of North Sea crabbing via dog sled alive.

Controversial demolition of Stuttgart train station begins

Controversial demolition of Stuttgart train station begins

Controversial demolition work on Stuttgart’s historic train station started on Friday, as up to 10,000 demonstrators were expected to take part in protests later in the day.

Three dead in head-on collision with train

Three dead in head-on collision with train

Three people are dead after a passenger vehicle collided head-on with a regional train in the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Ibbenbüren on Thursday evening.

Defence Ministry plans troop reduction to 165,000 volunteers

Defence Ministry plans troop reduction to 165,000 volunteers

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s new model for the Bundeswehr includes ending conscription and reducing troops from 250,000 to 165,000 volunteers, a media report said on Friday.

Economy thunders ahead with record growth

Economy thunders ahead with record growth

Germany posted its best quarterly growth since reunification in 1990 on Friday, with one economist saying it was "in a league of its own" as other leading industrial nations showed signs of slowing down.

Court approves neo-Nazi march, but bans counter demonstration

Court approves neo-Nazi march, but bans counter demonstration

A Hannover court has approved a neo-Nazi march in the Lower Saxony spa town of Bad Nenndorf this weekend, but declined to authorise a counter-demonstration by left-wing protestors because they allegedly pose a greater danger and the neo-Nazis registered first.