US ambassador seeks to soothe WikiLeaks damage

US ambassador seeks to soothe WikiLeaks damage

The US ambassador to Berlin, Philip Murphy, sought Wednesday to stem the diplomatic damage from awkward cables on WikiLeaks, calling Germany's maligned Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle "a friend."

Deutsche Bahn to sell German Arriva assets to Italian consortium

Deutsche Bahn to sell German Arriva assets to Italian consortium

State-owned German railway Deutsche Bahn said Wednesday that it would sell German assets belonging to its British subsidiary Arriva to a consortium led by the Italian Ferrovie dello Stato.

Coen brothers film ‘True Grit’ to open Berlinale

Coen brothers film ‘True Grit’ to open Berlinale

The Oscar-winning fraternal duo Joel and Ethan Coen are to open the 61st Berlin International Film Festival next year with their remake of the classic John Wayne western “True Grit,” organisers announced Wednesday.

Strong output heralds record growth

Strong output heralds record growth

A strong month of German industrial activity in October erased a decline in September and underpinned prospects for record national economic growth in 2010, official data showed on Wednesday.

Juncker blasts Berlin for ‘un-European’ behaviour

Juncker blasts Berlin for ‘un-European’ behaviour

Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg prime minister and Eurogroup chairman, launched a blistering attack on Germany on Wednesday, calling its flat rejection of proposals for eurozone bonds "un-European."

The day the music died

The day the music died

Still looking for that special Christmas gift? Two Berliners have compiled a loving – and often humorous – tribute to famous dead musicians in a novel pocket-sized calendar.

Geothermal plant likely cause of earthquakes

Geothermal plant likely cause of earthquakes

A geothermal power plant is “very likely” the cause of several small earthquakes near the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Landau, a state report revealed Wednesday.

O, Cannabis Tree! Police find decorated plant during bust

O, Cannabis Tree! Police find decorated plant during bust

Hippies enjoy celebrating Christmas too, police in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Wednesday after they were stunned to find a two-metre marijuana plant decked out in twinkling lights during a drug bust.

No new signs of looming terror attack, Berlin interior minister says

No new signs of looming terror attack, Berlin interior minister says

Three weeks after Germany went on high alert over terrorism fears, Berlin's state interior minister, Ehrhart Körting, acknowledged Wednesday there were no fresh indications of planned attacks.

Pilots strike at airlines Germania, Tuifly

Pilots strike at airlines Germania, Tuifly

Pilots from the airlines Germania and Tuifly walked off the job Wednesday morning, affecting flights around the country.

Opposition calls for all-day schools

Opposition calls for all-day schools

Opposition politicians called for all-day schools to become the standard in Germany on Wednesday, as debate raged about Germany’s latest mediocre performance in the international PISA tests.

Werder hammer lacklustre Inter but exit Champions League

Werder hammer lacklustre Inter but exit Champions League

Werder Bremen enjoyed a rare - but alas meaningless - 3-0 win over Champions League holders Inter Milan on Tuesday as the Italians progressed while Bremen bowed out of Europe.