The euro will not fail, Schäuble says

The euro will not fail, Schäuble says

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Saturday warned speculators on the financial markets not to bet against the euro, as European leaders prepared for a summit next week to shore up the embattled currency.

Röttgen points to progress in climate talks

Röttgen points to progress in climate talks

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen waxed positive Saturday on the outcome of United Nations climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, saying the negotiations had "fulfilled expectations."

Berlin critical of Afghan leaders, report says

Berlin critical of Afghan leaders, report says

An assessment of the situation in Afghanistan set to be presented to German parliamentarians on Monday underscores the government's dissatisfaction with President Hamid Karzai's administration, according to a Saturday news report.

Deutsche Telekom preps for Serbian telecom bid

Deutsche Telekom preps for Serbian telecom bid

Seven companies, among them Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom, have purchased tender documentation for the upcoming sale of a majority stake of state-controlled Telekom Serbia, officials said Friday.

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

Bundeswehr to attract volunteer troops with better pay, bonuses

With just months to go before military conscription is set to be suspended in Germany, the government is looking toward pay hikes and monthly bonuses to encourage volunteers to join the armed forces, according to a Saturday news report.

Karlsruhe robbers thought to be evasive “Gentlemen” duo

Karlsruhe robbers thought to be evasive “Gentlemen” duo

Police said Friday evening that two bank robbers killed during a shoot-out with cops in Karlsruhe were likely the "Gentlemen Robbers," who have stolen some €2 million and evaded police custody for the past 15 years.