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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.