US drone kills German Islamists in Pakistan

US drone kills German Islamists in Pakistan

A US drone strike has killed eight militants, including five Germans, in Pakistan's anarchic tribal belt where Western intelligence has traced an alleged plot to attack an array of targets in Europe.

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

Oktoberfest shuts off its taps on Monday evening after Munich's beer festival welcomed record numbers of visitors to its 200th anniversary celebration. But along with the crowds came chaos this weekend.

Böhse Onkelz singer jailed for hit-and-run accident on drugs

Böhse Onkelz singer jailed for hit-and-run accident on drugs

Kevin Russell, the former singer of the German hard rock band Böhse Onkelz, was sentenced to two years and three months in prison by a Frankfurt court on Monday for seriously injuring two people in a hit-and-run accident while driving under the influence of drugs.

Opel decides to close plant in Antwerp

Opel decides to close plant in Antwerp

German automaker Opel, a unit of US car giant General Motors, said Monday it would shut down a plant in Antwerp, Belgium by the end of the year because no suitable buyer had been found.

Suicide attempt traps 600 in Bavarian train tunnel

Suicide attempt traps 600 in Bavarian train tunnel

Hundreds of passengers were trapped in a tunnel in Bavaria on Monday morning after a suicide attempt on the tracks forced their high-speed ICE train to engage emergency brakes, leading to technical problems, police reported.

Muslim group lauds Wulff’s remarks on Islam

Muslim group lauds Wulff’s remarks on Islam

A senior Muslim representative in Germany praised on Monday comments by President Christian Wulff that Islam was integral part of the country's society, aimed at cooling a heated debate on integration.

German warship thwarts Somali pirates

German warship thwarts Somali pirates

A German naval warship thwarted an attack by pirates on a vessel off the coast of Somalia, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Allianz fills war chest to buy insurance firms

Allianz fills war chest to buy insurance firms

German insurer Allianz has set aside a €1 billion ($1.37 billion) for future acquisitions but will take its time and shop carefully, chief executive Michael Diekmann said on Monday.

Eastern floodwaters ease but alert remains high

Eastern floodwaters ease but alert remains high

Floodwaters in the eastern states of Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg were slowly receding on Monday morning, following several tense days along the region’s dykes.

State justice minister calls Stuttgart rail protestors ‘spoiled’

State justice minister calls Stuttgart rail protestors ‘spoiled’

Ulrich Goll, state justice minister in Baden-Württemberg, on Monday labeled the massive protests against the controversial rail project Stuttgart 21 “spoiled” and selfish.

Berlin warns against ‘alarmist’ terror threats

Berlin warns against ‘alarmist’ terror threats

Islamist extremists are reportedly plotting attacks against Berlin's TV tower and a hotel next to the Brandenburg Gate, but Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere warned Monday against being "alarmist" about the threat of terrorist attacks.