IG Metall demands six percent wage hike

IG Metall demands six percent wage hike

A branch of Germany’s biggest industrial union, IG Metall, demanded on Friday a six percent pay rise, the opening salvo in what is expected to be long and drawn-out wage negotiations.

Ballack left out of Euro qualifiers

Ballack left out of Euro qualifiers

German national football coach Joachim Löw has left captain Michael Ballack out of the team for the next two European championship qualifiers, raising further questions about his place in the squad.

Nuclear power is only cheap for the industry

Nuclear power is only cheap for the industry

The atomic energy industry is pushing to delay Germany’s phase-out of nuclear power. But Marcus Gatzke from ZEIT ONLINE warns doing so could hurt the country’s switch to renewable energy – and consumers’ pocketbooks.

Dirty bottle likely source of bacteria in Mainz infant deaths

Dirty bottle likely source of bacteria in Mainz infant deaths

The bacterial contamination suspected in the deaths of three babies in Mainz last weekend was not the result of poor hospital practices but probably caused by a single bottle dirtied during transport, officials announced Friday.

Long lost Viking gateway found near Schleswig

Long lost Viking gateway found near Schleswig

Archaeologists have found a legendary 1,200-year-old gateway to the massive wall the Vikings built to defend themselves against their rivals the Saxons, according to a Friday media report.

Nuclear firms prodded to fund green energy

Nuclear firms prodded to fund green energy

Chancellor Angela Merkel appears set to take a softer approach with Germany's atomic industry, asking them to voluntarily invest in greener energies in exchange for longer lifespans on nuclear reactors.

Russia’s Rosneft poised to snap up stake in German oil refineries

Russia’s Rosneft poised to snap up stake in German oil refineries

State-owned Russian oil group Rosneft is set to buy stakes in four German refineries, one of the biggest such acquisitions of assets in Western Europe, a press report said Friday.

Drugstore Schlecker customer information exposed on web

Drugstore Schlecker customer information exposed on web

German drugstore chain Schlecker has suffered a major online data breach, with the names, addresses and profiles of about 150,000 customers being exposed on the internet, the company announced Friday.

Storm slams northwest

Storm slams northwest

Storms bringing heavy rain and a tornado swept over parts of northwestern Germany on Thursday night, causing chaos and widespread flooding.

Skittish horses injure scores of children

Skittish horses injure scores of children

A nighttime procession of youthful riders in Lower Saxony on Thursday ended in a dramatic accident when more than 100 frightened horses injured at least 44 people, most of them children.

Summer says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ amid cool and clammy weather

Summer says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ amid cool and clammy weather

The balmy days of summer appear to be over as autumn announces its arrival in Germany this weekend. Showers, storms and cooler temperatures are expected across the country.

Klose warns Bayern about Lautern’s cauldron

Klose warns Bayern about Lautern’s cauldron

Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose has warned his younger team-mates to expect a baptism of fire at Kaiserslautern on Friday as the home side attempt to upstage their illustrious Bundesliga rivals.