Top economist forecasts solid 2011 growth

Top economist forecasts solid 2011 growth

The head of the Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research is forecasting steady growth of 2.4 percent for the German economy next year.

McClaren gets stay of execution

McClaren gets stay of execution

Former England coach Steve McClaren received the dreaded vote of confidence from the board of struggling Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg on Thursday.

Major rail link down as travel chaos continues

Major rail link down as travel chaos continues

Germany's pre-Christmas travel chaos shifted from airports to roads and railways Friday. Frozen overhead wires caused the suspension of the Berlin-Hannover rail link, while ice caused several motorway accidents.

Hungary defies Merkel’s criticism of new press laws

Hungary defies Merkel’s criticism of new press laws

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has played down German criticism of his government's controversial new media laws, saying Hungary was conforming to European Union rules.

Brüderle rejects French eurozone ideas

Brüderle rejects French eurozone ideas

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle has rejected proposals by French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for eurozone economic governance.

Germany gets a slushy Christmas Eve

Germany gets a slushy Christmas Eve

Fresh snow, wind and rain are likely to make Christmas Eve quite slushy for many Germans as relatively mild weather takes hold. But temperatures will drop over the holiday weekend.