Porsche to hire 100 new engineers for research centre

Porsche to hire 100 new engineers for research centre

German luxury carmaker Porsche on Thursday announced a campaign to hire 100 new engineers for its southern German development centre “straightaway,” as part of a new recruitment programme.

New financial rules to cost banks €50 billion

New financial rules to cost banks €50 billion

Tough new financial regulations will impose a greater burden on German banks than thought, forcing them to put aside an extra €50 billion in capital in coming years, a central banker has said.

Sex abuse victims still waiting for Catholic Church compensation

Sex abuse victims still waiting for Catholic Church compensation

As the Vatican prepares for a historic meeting Friday to confront sex abuse by priests, Germany is struggling to hammer out a compensation plan in the wake of scandals that rocked the Church this year.

What’s on in Germany: November 18 – 24

What’s on in Germany: November 18 – 24

This week’s highlights: A language-learning festival in Berlin, Jewish culture days in Munich and Christmas markets galore.

Father jailed for starving daughter to death

Father jailed for starving daughter to death

A Bavarian man was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Thursday for collaborating with his wife to deliberately starve their three-year-old daughter to death.

Jealous of an unsatisfied Germany

Jealous of an unsatisfied Germany

Success breeds resentment – so it's little wonder other countries including the United States are jealous of Germany's booming economy. But even Germans don't seem to like it when things are going well, says Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel.

German media roundup: Alert but not hysterical

German media roundup: Alert but not hysterical

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has warned of imminent terrorist attacks in Germany. His task was delicate, but newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Thursday praised his approach, saying he had calmly informed citizens without inciting hysteria.

Suspected bomb meant for Munich-bound flight

Suspected bomb meant for Munich-bound flight

Namibian police have hindered a possible terrorist attack on a flight from Windhoek to Munich, Federal Criminal Police (BKA) said Thursday. A suspected explosive device was found in a piece of luggage discovered as the LTU/Air Berlin flight was being loaded.

Google Street View goes online

Google Street View goes online

Google Street View, which has sparked a lengthy and heated debate in privacy-conscious Germany, went online overnight.

Löw tips Ballack comeback after boring draw with Sweden

Löw tips Ballack comeback after boring draw with Sweden

Germany coach Joachim Löw has backed midfielder Michael Ballack to return to form and regain the captaincy of the national side after the Germans were held to a goalless draw by Sweden.

Merkel gets prestigious US ‘freedom medal’

Merkel gets prestigious US ‘freedom medal’

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States, the White House said late on Wednesday.

Terror warning sparks surveillance debate

Terror warning sparks surveillance debate

The latest terrorism warning prompted fresh calls on Thursday for tougher laws to monitor the electronic communications of suspected radicals as well as a debate about Germany’s readiness for attacks.

Westerwelle confirms 2012 as Afghan withdrawal target

Westerwelle confirms 2012 as Afghan withdrawal target

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle confirmed on Thursday that Germany aimed to begin withdrawing its soldiers from Afghanistan in 2012.