Munich to switch on Europe’s fastest supercomputer

Munich to switch on Europe’s fastest supercomputer

Scientists in Munich will soon become the proud new owners of Europe’s fastest supercomputer, which should help find cures for common diseases, predict the impact of earthquakes and unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

Greenhouse emissions grow with economy

Greenhouse emissions grow with economy

The booming economy has a downside, with Germany’s carbon emissions rising nearly four percent in the past year, according to government climate advisory group.

eBay snaps up online shopping club

eBay snaps up online shopping club

US online auction giant eBay said Monday that it has agreed to buy brands4friends, Germany's largest online fashion shopping club, for $200 million (€150 million) in cash.

Debt hits new record high

Debt hits new record high

Despite revenue windfalls, Germany’s public debt has soared to record levels, with government now owing nearly €22,000 for every man, woman and child in the country.

Löw targets Euro or World Cup glory

Löw targets Euro or World Cup glory

Germany coach Joachim Löw said Monday his side can win Euro 2012 or the 2014 World Cup after showing itself to be one of football's most consistent teams.

Germany calls Belarus crackdown ‘unacceptable’

Germany calls Belarus crackdown ‘unacceptable’

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday slammed the crackdown on protests against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus as "unacceptable."

Leftists called upon to attack tourism

Leftists called upon to attack tourism

Left-wing extremists are being urged to launch a 2011 campaign against Berlin’s tourism boom by attacking hotels and tourist buses, as well as targeting visitors for petty theft, media reported Monday.

Kauder: Gays have no right to children

Kauder: Gays have no right to children

Volker Kauder, the parliamentary leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, said on Monday that homosexual couples had no right to have children.

Travellers contend with snow and ice

Travellers contend with snow and ice

Snow and ice continued to plague transportation in Germany on Monday, causing major airports to cancel flights and snarling rail and road traffic.

Taxman recovers €1.6 bln from Alpine accounts

Taxman recovers €1.6 bln from Alpine accounts

German tax authorities have reportedly recovered €1.6 billion this year from citizens who had stashed their cash in secret accounts in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.