Jewish WWI soldiers remembered at Frankfurt ceremony

Jewish WWI soldiers remembered at Frankfurt ceremony

German officials attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Frankfurt on Sunday to honour thousands of Jewish soldiers who gave their lives for Germany during the First World War.

Structural shake-up in store for EON

Structural shake-up in store for EON

The head of German energy giant EON is preparing the company for a radical restructuring course – including sell-offs or mergers for less profitable sectors, according to a Saturday news report.

Protests heat up along nuclear waste route

Protests heat up along nuclear waste route

Police clashed Sunday with activists trying to halt a train carrying nuclear waste from France to Germany as protests against the shipment turned increasingly violent.

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

Schäuble regretful over press conference outburst

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Sunday he had possibly "overreacted" by publicly admonishing his spokesman during a press conference last week.

Neo-Nazi NPD votes to join forces with smaller right-wing party

Neo-Nazi NPD votes to join forces with smaller right-wing party

The far-right extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) agreed to a merger with the like-minded German People's Union (DVU) during a party conference in the German city of Hohenmölsen, an NPD spokesman said on Saturday.

Westerwelle departs for Israel, Gaza Strip

Westerwelle departs for Israel, Gaza Strip

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle embarked on a two-day trip to Israel and the Gaza Strip Sunday aimed at promoting a new start to peace talks and monitoring development efforts.