Schröder hits back, saying Bush lied

Schröder hits back, saying Bush lied

Gerhard Schröder has hit back at claims by former US President George W. Bush in his newly released memoirs that the German ex-chancellor broke his word over support for an invasion of Iraq.

Technology aims to stop drivers from falling asleep at the wheel

Technology aims to stop drivers from falling asleep at the wheel

Researchers from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new tool they hope will prevent accidents caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. Tiny cameras monitor eye movements and alert drivers when it’s time to take a break.

German media roundup: Split by the atom

German media roundup: Split by the atom

The latest nuclear waste transport to Lower Saxony’s Gorleben storage facility may have sparked angry protests, but the newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Tuesday were split on the import of the anti-atomic movement.

Supermarkets launch ‘drive-in’ grocery shopping

Supermarkets launch ‘drive-in’ grocery shopping

“Drive-in” supermarkets are coming to Germany. The first opened Tuesday in Lower Saxony and, if successful, could become a model of convenience for the rest of the country.

Winnenden case ‘lay judge’ sacked after drunken police abuse

Winnenden case ‘lay judge’ sacked after drunken police abuse

A specially-appointed “lay judge” in the weapons case against the father of the Winnenden school killer has been sacked after he drunkenly abused police officers in Stuttgart, a court announced Tuesday.

Germans set to spend more on holiday shopping this year

Germans set to spend more on holiday shopping this year

As the German economy continues to recover from the global financial crisis, shoppers are ready to spend a bit more for holiday gifts this year, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Schäuble’s spokesman quits after public spanking

Schäuble’s spokesman quits after public spanking

After suffering an embarrassing public reprimand by his boss last week, the press spokesman for Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has resigned, it was revealed Tuesday.

Family Minister Schröder locked in blazing feminism row

Family Minister Schröder locked in blazing feminism row

A blazing row over feminism erupted Tuesday between Family Minister Kristina Schröder and Germany’s leading women’s rights campaigner, Alice Schwarzer, following an interview by the minister that had other women politicians bristling too.

Merkel to warn G20 on trade protectionism

Merkel to warn G20 on trade protectionism

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday ahead of this week's G20 meeting in Seoul that trade protectionism poses the greatest threat to global economic recovery.

Nuclear waste reaches depot as blockade ends

Nuclear waste reaches depot as blockade ends

A convoy of 123 tonnes of radioactive German nuclear waste finished its painstaking journey Tuesday morning and reached its destination at the Gorleben storage site after three days of blockades by determined anti-atomic energy demonstrators.