Siemens wins huge US wind turbine order

Siemens wins huge US wind turbine order

German engineering group Siemens said Tuesday it has won a contract that could be worth some €600 million ($790 million) to supply 258 wind turbines to a US power company.

Bitter cold brings danger of freezing deaths

Bitter cold brings danger of freezing deaths

With bitter cold expected Tuesday night in Germany’s east, police have warned of a high danger that people will freeze to death, especially the homeless.

Celtic tomb hailed as great archaeological find

Celtic tomb hailed as great archaeological find

In a discovery described as a “milestone of archaeology,” scientists have found a 2,600-year-old aristocratic burial site at the Celtic hill fort at Heuneburg in Baden-Württemberg.

Lahm says Bayern not yet out of title race

Lahm says Bayern not yet out of title race

Bayern Munich may be 14 points behind Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, but Germany defender and World Cup captain Philipp Lahm said Tuesday that the season isn't over yet.

Unions fret eastern Europeans will hit wages

Unions fret eastern Europeans will hit wages

Trade unions are threatening major protests unless Angela Merkel’s coalition government introduces a minimum wage for temporary jobs in Germany to prevent foreign workers undercutting salaries.

Kindergartens told to pay up before singing

Kindergartens told to pay up before singing

A group representing German musicians found itself accused of Scrooge-like meanness on Tuesday after pressing kindergartens to pay up for singing songs that are protected by copyright.

Airports demand racial profiling to fight terror

Airports demand racial profiling to fight terror

The incoming head of Germany’s main airport lobby group is demanding the nation’s transit authorities use racial profiling to weed out terrorists at security checks.

Blinded Stuttgart 21 protestor wants apology

Blinded Stuttgart 21 protestor wants apology

A man blinded by a water cannon during a Stuttgart 21 demonstration – and whose image became a rallying point for protestors – is demanding an apology from Baden-Württemberg state premier Stefan Mappus.

Electricity grossly overpriced, study finds

Electricity grossly overpriced, study finds

Electricity customers will be forced to pay up to €2 billion too much for their power next year, a study commissioned by the environmentalist Greens party has found.

Families given access to jailed journalists in Iran

Families given access to jailed journalists in Iran

Two German journalists detained in Iran since October have met their families, an official said on Tuesday, as Germany's foreign minister thanked his Iranian counterpart for his help.

Snowiest December in a century in Berlin

Snowiest December in a century in Berlin

More snow has fallen on Berlin than in any December for at least a century, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). But bitter cold could soon follow the brutal start to winter.