Germany kills Russian nuclear waste shipments

Germany kills Russian nuclear waste shipments

Germany on Monday called off hotly-disputed plans to ship radioactive nuclear waste to Russia as it doubted the cargo would be disposed of safely, a spokeswoman for the Environment Ministry said.

Surging Afghan dislike of Bundeswehr troops

Surging Afghan dislike of Bundeswehr troops

Germany and its soldiers are disliked by Afghans more than ever before, a new poll revealed Monday, with almost 40 percent of respondents living near Bundeswehr bases favouring attacks on its troops.

Tattoo convention draws ink aficionados

Tattoo convention draws ink aficionados

Berlin hosted its 20th annual Tattoo Convention this weekend. The Local’s Ruth Michaelson went along to snap shots of a little bare skin and a lot of ink.

Baden-Württemberg buys €4.7-billion EnBW stake

Baden-Württemberg buys €4.7-billion EnBW stake

The German state of Baden-Württemberg said Monday it was buying a 45-percent stake in utilities group EnBW from France's Electricite de France (EDF) for €4.7 billion ($6.3 billion).

Continental fined for deadly Concorde crash

Continental fined for deadly Concorde crash

A French court fined Continental Airlines Monday over the Concorde crash ten years ago in which 97 Germans died, but did not jail anyone for the disaster that effectively ended commercial supersonic air travel.

Flight bomb threat possibly linked to Vietnamese deportation

Flight bomb threat possibly linked to Vietnamese deportation

A bomb threat that delayed a flight from Berlin’s Schönefeld airport on Monday may have been in protest of the deportation of some 45 Vietnamese passengers, a media report said.

Wikileaks reveals potential terrorist targets

Wikileaks reveals potential terrorist targets

Wikileaks released another sensitive US diplomatic cable over the weekend, this time detailing overseas sites Washington considers vital to global security and threatened by terrorism – among them several German assets.

ZDF promises better safety after show mishap

ZDF promises better safety after show mishap

ZDF said Monday German entertainment institution Wetten, dass? will continue despite a serious accident involving a contestant last weekend. But the public broadcaster has promised to improve the TV show's safety standards.

Hochtief hopes Qatar stake will fend off ACS

Hochtief hopes Qatar stake will fend off ACS

German construction group Hochtief, fighting off a hostile bid from Spanish rival ACS, said on Monday that Qatar was acquiring a 9.1-percent stake in the firm following the issue of seven million new shares.

Breakthrough unlikely at Cancún climate summit, Röttgen says

Breakthrough unlikely at Cancún climate summit, Röttgen says

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen said Monday he does not expect any breakthroughs at the ongoing UN climate change summit in Cancún, Mexico. Instead leaders should focus on implementing small steps, he said.

Dangerous conditions follow thaw

Dangerous conditions follow thaw

Wintry conditions exacerbated traffic problems in Germany on Monday, with fresh snow in southern regions and black ice across the country. Two deaths were reported in the north.