Germany lauds economic ‘miracle’ of reunification

Germany lauds economic ‘miracle’ of reunification

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Wednesday the country should be proud of what it had achieved since reunification 20 years ago, dubbing the progress of the former communist east an "economic miracle."

Another €2.08 billion pumped into HRE bank

Another €2.08 billion pumped into HRE bank

Germany will pump another €2.08 billion ($2.79 billion) into the troubled bank Hypo Real Estate, the financial market stabilisation fund SoFFin said Wednesday in a statement.

Healthcare reforms approved by cabinet

Healthcare reforms approved by cabinet

Germany's 50 million members of statutory health insurance schemes will pay more for their health coverage after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved sweeping changes to the system on Wednesday.

German tourist rescued from self-dug hole on Spanish beach

German tourist rescued from self-dug hole on Spanish beach

Spanish firefighters saved a 23-year-old German tourist from being buried alive on a Tenerife beach on Wednesday after a tunnel he built in the sand collapsed.

Tokio Hotel twins moving to LA

Tokio Hotel twins moving to LA

Bill and Tom Kaulitz, the 21-year-old twin brothers who lead German rock band Tokio Hotel, are moving to America, a media report said on Wednesday.

Deutsche Bank shares tank after profit warning

Deutsche Bank shares tank after profit warning

Shares in Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, plunged in early trade on Wednesday after it issued a profit warning.

Double murder suspect found hanged in shed

Double murder suspect found hanged in shed

The man who allegedly hanged his three-year-old son and beat the mother to death last month has been found dead, police in the Bavarian city of Rosenheim said on Wednesday.

Turkish scholar warns of racist ’19th century’ views

Turkish scholar warns of racist ’19th century’ views

A leading Turkish scholar has likened elements of the latest German debate on integration to racist 19th century notions of “primitive” immigrants who breed uncontrollably.

Siemens protects 128,000 jobs in Germany

Siemens protects 128,000 jobs in Germany

German engineering giant Siemens has agreed to protect the jobs of 128,000 domestic employees indefinitely, a media report said on Wednesday.

Schools use dogs to boost pupils’ grades

Schools use dogs to boost pupils’ grades

Dogs have long been used to rescue people lost in the wilderness and as guides for blind, but now man's best friend is also helping boost the performance of pupils in German classrooms.

Scrap EU farm subsidies to help poor, Niebel demands

Scrap EU farm subsidies to help poor, Niebel demands

Development Minister Dirk Niebel has demanded that Europe ditch its hefty agriculture subsidies and open its markets to the world’s poorest farmers in an effort to boost the fortunes of developing nations.

Bayern’s Ribery sidelined for a month with ankle injury

Bayern’s Ribery sidelined for a month with ankle injury

French midfielder Franck Ribery is expected to be out for at least four weeks with an ankle injury and to miss Bayern Munich's next two Champions League games, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Greens hit major league with record support

Greens hit major league with record support

In a tectonic shift in Germany’s political landscape, the environmentalist Greens have equalled the main opposition party, the Social Democrats, with an approval rating of 24 percent in the latest major opinion poll.