Cold and rainy November days ahead across the country

Cold and rainy November days ahead across the country

Coats and umbrellas are must-haves as Germany enters the second week of November: The German Weather Service's latest forecast includes plenty of rain, plus markedly colder – and even frosty – temperatures for the coming days.

Nuclear waste train enters Germany

Nuclear waste train enters Germany

A train carrying what activists claim is "the most radioactive ever" cargo of nuclear waste ran the gauntlet of hundreds of protesters Saturday as it crossed the Rhine from France to Germany.

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports

Berlin mulls security ‘black list’ for airports

The German government is considering a "black list" for airports that do not meet security standards, according to a Saturday report – a move Berlin hopes will boost cargo controls following two parcel bomb incidents in recent weeks.

Merkel says full employment in Germany is possible

Merkel says full employment in Germany is possible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waxed optimistic about Germany's labour market in an interview published Saturday, saying universal employment was not a utopian goal.

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

Germany's upper house of parliament agreed Friday to support a draft law making it easier for police to administer blood tests to drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

Künast to run for Berlin mayor in 2011

A leading light of Germany's opposition Greens said Friday she was ready to stand for mayor of Berlin next year. Opinion polls show she could become the party's first state premier – pitting her against Social Democratic incumbent Klaus Wowereit.