Diplomat attacked with döner knives

Diplomat attacked with döner knives

A high-ranking German diplomat in the Turkish capital Ankara has reportedly been attacked by three men wielding döner kebab knives following a traffic altercation.

Fresenius boosts eastern Europe ops with big buy

Fresenius boosts eastern Europe ops with big buy

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care, the world number one in dialysis machines, said on Tuesday it was making a €485-million ($647-million) acquisition to boost its presence in Eastern Europe.

Former St. Pauli player admits taking match-fixing bribes

Former St. Pauli player admits taking match-fixing bribes

A former striker at Bundesliga club St. Pauli has admitted to pocketing more than €100,000 ($134,000) in bribes to fix five matches in 2008, according to a media report.

German overstays New Zealand visa by 20 years

German overstays New Zealand visa by 20 years

An elderly German man who had overstayed his visa in New Zealand by 20 years was finally set to be deported on Monday, local media reported.

Unemployment falls to 7.7 percent in 2010

Unemployment falls to 7.7 percent in 2010

Unemployment dropped last year to 7.7 percent of the workforce amid Germany's strong economic recovery, official figures showed on Tuesday.

Spain’s ACS grabs crucial Hochtief stake

Spain’s ACS grabs crucial Hochtief stake

Spain's biggest public works group ACS said on Tuesday it had succeeded in snapping up more than 30 percent of shares in German rival Hochtief, a key step towards taking overall control.

Berlin S-Bahn woes plague commuters

Berlin S-Bahn woes plague commuters

Commuters in Berlin struggled to get to work on Tuesday, with the city’s rickety S-Bahn train network running only half its trains due to technical problems. Service to entire suburbs has been cut.

Firm admits mistake in farm dioxin scandal

Firm admits mistake in farm dioxin scandal

The dioxin contamination scare gripping Germany's farming industry was caused by an animal food manufacturer’s mistake in using fatty acids meant for industrial purposes in chicken feed, officials said Tuesday.

Police search train for explosives

Police search train for explosives

Dutch police early Tuesday were searching for explosives on a passenger train from Germany to Amsterdam that was halted and evacuated in Barneveld, the Netherlands, local authorities announced.

CSU calls for end to European Union perks

CSU calls for end to European Union perks

Bavaria’s conservatives, the Christian Social Union, announced on Tuesday a push to end the perks given to European Union officials, arguing they are no longer needed to attract workers.

Solar eclipse to occur Tuesday morning

Solar eclipse to occur Tuesday morning

Germany will see a partial solar eclipse Tuesday morning, when the moon will hide up to three quarters of the sun.