Qatar eyeing more German investments

Qatar eyeing more German investments

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.

‘Wutbürger’ named word of the year

‘Wutbürger’ named word of the year

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.

Upbeat retailers push business confidence to record high

Upbeat retailers push business confidence to record high

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.

Bundesrat blocks welfare changes

Bundesrat blocks welfare changes

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.

Rwandan Hutu rebels indicted for war crimes

Rwandan Hutu rebels indicted for war crimes

German prosecutors said Friday that two senior Rwandan Hutu rebel leaders have been indicted on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The Local’s tips for holiday baking in Germany

The Local’s tips for holiday baking in Germany

Decking the halls wouldn’t be the same without the aroma of fresh-baked treats, but many expats in Germany struggle to find familiar baking supplies. Check out The Local’s tips on finding key ingredients and substitutions so Santa won’t go hungry this year.

Sarrazin earns millions with anti-immigration book

Sarrazin earns millions with anti-immigration book

Former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin has become a millionaire many times over thanks to the proceeds of his inflammatory book attacking Muslim immigrants.

Merkel hails eurozone rescue fund agreement

Merkel hails eurozone rescue fund agreement

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.

Blizzard slams Germany

Blizzard slams Germany

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.

Church fears low turnout for pope’s Berlin visit

Church fears low turnout for pope’s Berlin visit

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.

Bayern Munich hopes to end season on high as Robben returns

Bayern Munich hopes to end season on high as Robben returns

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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Business school injects real life into MBAs

What is the most common criticism of many MBA graduates? That they learned a great deal, but little about the real world. If that is true, what's the point of going to business school?