The tiny Gulf state Qatar, already heavily involved in car giant Volkswagen and construction group Hochtief, is eyeing further investments in Germany, Economy and Finance Minister Yussef Hussein Kamal said on Friday.
The German Language Society (GfdS) on Friday crowned Wutbürger, or “enraged citizen,” as the most important German word of 2010. The choice reflected a year in which the angry masses took to the streets in protest of several hot-button issues.
German business confidence ended the year at an all-time high, the Ifo institute said Friday as Europe's top economy headed for record growth thanks to a solid rebound on the domestic front.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition suffered a legislative setback on Friday, when the upper house of parliament blocked proposed changes to the country’s Hartz IV welfare benefits. The defeat could delay plans to implement the reforms by January 1.
German prosecutors said Friday that two senior Rwandan Hutu rebel leaders have been indicted on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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Former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin has become a millionaire many times over thanks to the proceeds of his inflammatory book attacking Muslim immigrants.
Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed an agreement at an EU summit on Thursday night after pushing through key German demands for a permanent rescue fund for financially troubled members of the eurozone.
The blizzard “Petra” hammered Germany with more snow on Friday, causing countess road accidents, shutting down air traffic and trapping hundreds of people in an icy train.
Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Berlin in September 2011, and even has a parliamentary address on his agenda. But the city's Catholic officials fear the pontiff will draw embarrassingly small crowds and may not hold any public services.
Defending champions Bayern Munich face strugglers Stuttgart on Saturday hoping to end their 2010 Bundesliga campaign on a high, but with one eye on next year as Arjen Robben returns to training.
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