Heavy rain threatens Saxony with new flooding

Heavy rain threatens Saxony with new flooding

The eastern German state of Saxony faced the renewed threat of flooding on Monday, as heavy rains caused rivers in the region to swell for the second time in just over a week.

How Hamburg changed the Beatles

How Hamburg changed the Beatles

The Beatles might have hailed from Liverpool, but the band that changed the world got its big break in Hamburg. David Sharp traces the steps of the Fab Four fifty years later.

Air Berlin pilots threaten to strike as summer holidays wrap up

Air Berlin pilots threaten to strike as summer holidays wrap up

Air Berlin pilots will strike during the high-traffic holiday month of August if the airline does not meet their demands in an ongoing dispute over wages and benefits, pilots’ union Cockpit said on Monday.

Cities consider ban on ‘beer bike’ tours

Cities consider ban on ‘beer bike’ tours

Vehicles for city tours such as multi-person bikes offering free-flowing beer and electric Segway scooters are increasingly sparking the ire of both motorists and pedestrians in Germany, leading some cities to consider banning them.

Thunderstorms spark blazes across North Sea island of Sylt

Thunderstorms spark blazes across North Sea island of Sylt

A stormy night sparked fires across Sylt overnight, forcing all nine of the North Sea island's fire brigades into action, a spokesperson said on Monday.

No Angels singer admits to sex while HIV positive

No Angels singer admits to sex while HIV positive

No Angels pop star Nadja Benaissa on Monday confessed to a Darmstadt court that she had unprotected sex with three partners but failed to tell them she was HIV positive. She faces charges of causing bodily harm.

Economy revs up but Merkel still sputters

Economy revs up but Merkel still sputters

Roaring growth figures released last week showed Germany's economy is firing on all cylinders. But voters aren't giving Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition any credit for the robust recovery.

CDU plans minor tax reform as growth surges

CDU plans minor tax reform as growth surges

The surprisingly strong economic recovery in Germany has Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) planning small tax reforms worth some €500 million, a media report said on Monday.

German Martin Kaymer wins PGA golf championship

German Martin Kaymer wins PGA golf championship

Martin Kaymer beat American Bubba Watson on Sunday in a playoff at the 92nd PGA Championship to become the first German to win in the history of the tournament.

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