Brüderle: EU can’t ‘throw money’ at debt crisis

Brüderle: EU can’t ‘throw money’ at debt crisis

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle warned on Tuesday that the EU cannot simply "throw money" at the spiralling debt crisis within the 16-nation eurozone.

Mediaeval graffiti casts light on everyday workers at nunnery

Mediaeval graffiti casts light on everyday workers at nunnery

Historians in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia announced on Tuesday that they have deciphered mysterious 500-year-old graffiti left in an old abbey attic. The etchings are likely practice drawings made by handwork apprentices.

Crowd funding comes to Germany

Crowd funding comes to Germany

A new “crowd-funding” website in Germany is hoping to help finance creative projects by harnessing the power of the masses. Mark Ehrman reports.

‘Naked’ scanners fooled by creased clothing

‘Naked’ scanners fooled by creased clothing

Controversial "naked" body scanners currently being tested at Hamburg's airport are constantly malfunctioning due to folds in passengers' clothing, broadcaster NDR reported on Tuesday.

Lufthansa gets new A380 as safety concerns persist

Lufthansa gets new A380 as safety concerns persist

German flag carrier Lufthansa will receive a new Airbus A380 on Tuesday, just one day after a concern with one of the super jumbo jets forced the airline to unload some 400 passengers headed from Frankfurt to Tokyo.

Germans held in Iran accused of espionage

Germans held in Iran accused of espionage

Two Germans arrested in Iran last month as they tried to interview the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery came for "espionage," an Iranian justice official claimed on Tuesday.

Thuringia faces growing neo-Nazi activity

Thuringia faces growing neo-Nazi activity

Crimes by far-right extremists have almost doubled over last five years in the eastern German state of Thuringia. And victims' advocacy groups say the incidents have also taken on a more sinister character as officials seem prepared to look the other way.

Study sees no skilled worker shortage

Study sees no skilled worker shortage

German businesses often warn a shortage of qualified skilled workers could lead the country to economic ruin, but a new study released on Tuesday suggests this premise might be wrong.

Christmas tree prices remain stable

Christmas tree prices remain stable

Decking the halls won’t break holiday budgets this season, according to a media report on Tuesday. The cost of a Christmas tree is expected to remain close to last year’s Yuletide prices.

US soldier found guilty of fellow soldier’s death in Germany

US soldier found guilty of fellow soldier’s death in Germany

A US serviceman was found guilty Monday of second degree murder and witness tampering charges in connection with the death of army sergeant Juwan Johnson in Germany in 2005, officials said.