The streets of Neukölln: Has integration failed?

The streets of Neukölln: Has integration failed?

Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book has sparked a heated debate about immigration. But what’s it really like on the streets of Germany’s integration flash points? David Wroe and Ruth Michaelson report from Berlin’s Neukölln district.

Luftwaffe grounds Eurofighter after ejector seat glitch

Luftwaffe grounds Eurofighter after ejector seat glitch

Germany has grounded all 55 of its Eurofighter combat aircraft indefinitely because of an ejector seat problem, following a fatal accident in Spain, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.

Truckmakers probed for alleged UK price-fixing

Truckmakers probed for alleged UK price-fixing

A British watchdog said Thursday it had launched a probe into alleged price-fixing by major European truckmakers, including German giants Daimler and MAN.

No break from early autumn chill

No break from early autumn chill

A low-pressure system over Norway and Sweden will continue to cause cool and unsettled weather in Germany until next week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Dissident Chinese author says persistence beat travel ban

Dissident Chinese author says persistence beat travel ban

Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu, in Berlin after Chinese authorities allowed him to travel abroad, said Thursday his sheer determination allowed him to beat the ban.

Ex-Gitmo inmates arrive

Ex-Gitmo inmates arrive

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Thursday two former inmates at the US prison camp in Guantanamo have arrived in Germany after spending nearly nine years in the terrorist detention centre.

Munich brothel cries foul over Oktoberfest taxi driver bribes

Munich brothel cries foul over Oktoberfest taxi driver bribes

Upscale Munich brothel Pascha complained this week that its competitors are stifling business during the lucrative Oktoberfest season by paying taxi drivers large sums to bring customers to their establishments instead.

Spain’s ACS launches bid for Hochtief

Spain’s ACS launches bid for Hochtief

Spanish construction giant ACS Group announced Thursday a €2.76-billion all-share takeover bid to take full control of German rival Hochtief to create a major world player.

‘Ditch Bonn,’ agency tells Defence Ministry

‘Ditch Bonn,’ agency tells Defence Ministry

As politicians debate Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s plans to streamline the Bundeswehr, a new paper from the Federal Labour Agency (BA) has made the controversial suggestion to move his ministry from Bonn to Berlin.

What’s on in Germany: September 16 – 22

What’s on in Germany: September 16 – 22

This week's highlights: Kate Nash plays Munich, Berlin celebrates children, and a festival of culture dances into Düsseldorf.

Cold War ‘Checkpoint Bravo’ up for sale

Cold War ‘Checkpoint Bravo’ up for sale

A piece of Cold War history was due to go on sale in Germany on Thursday as Checkpoint Bravo, a major former crossing point between communist East Germany and West Berlin, goes under the hammer.

Jesuits planning compensation for sex abuse victims

Jesuits planning compensation for sex abuse victims

The Jesuit order wants to offer victims of sexual abuse by their Catholic priests compensation of around €5,000, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

Winnenden shooter’s father faces court

Winnenden shooter’s father faces court

The trial of the father of Tim Kretschmer, the teen who shot dead 15 people and himself in Winnenden last year, started Thursday in Stuttgart. He faces charges of violating weapons laws by leaving the gun used in the massacre unlocked in his bedroom.

Late goals secure Bayern win against Roma

Late goals secure Bayern win against Roma

German national team stars Thomas Müller and Miroslav Klose netted late goals to seal Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Roma in their Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich takes legal action against UEFA corruption claims

Bayern Munich takes legal action against UEFA corruption claims

Bayern Munich said late Wednesday they have started legal action against a senior member of European football's governing body UEFA over unsubstantiated allegations of corruption made in German magazine Stern.