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