Chinese firms struggling to enter German market, study says

Chinese firms struggling to enter German market, study says

Small and medium-sized companies are among the most likely Chinese investors in Germany, but many struggle with bureaucratic constraints, limited market knowledge and intercultural differences, according to a study released on Friday.

Three soldiers killed, several others injured

Three soldiers killed, several others injured

Three German soldiers were killed and several others injured in northern Afghanistan on Friday at an outpost visited just one day prior by Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

Wiesbaden tops real estate investment ranking

Wiesbaden tops real estate investment ranking

For those investing in real estate, forget the sexy, better-known cities like Munich and Hamburg. The biggest rate of return on property is in Wiesbaden, according to a new ranking just published in manager magazin.

Biker reportedly stopped Berlin metro attack

Biker reportedly stopped Berlin metro attack

A member of the Bandidos motorcycle gang reportedly prevented youths who severely beat a man in the Berlin U-Bahn metro from attacking his co-worker. Other witnesses of the assault, however, stood by doing nothing.

Third Reich 3D films discovered

Third Reich 3D films discovered

An Australian director has uncovered two films shot in 3D in pre-war Nazi Germany, according to the trade magazine Variety. He said the Nazis were well ahead of Hollywood with the technology, whose popularity peaked in the 50s but is enjoying a renaissance today.

Lights, camera, action: Portraits honour German film industry greats

Lights, camera, action: Portraits honour German film industry greats

A new exhibition by photographer Jim Rakete timed to accompany the Berlinale celebrates the leading lights of Germany's film industry. Ruth Michaelson reports on the glamour.

CDU heading for Hamburg hammering

CDU heading for Hamburg hammering

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats are on course for a bad start to a crunch year on Sunday, with a heavy defeat in Hamburg looming in the first of seven state elections this year.

Guttenberg drops Dr. title

Guttenberg drops Dr. title

Following accusations he plagiarized parts of his doctoral dissertation, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Friday said he would stop using his academic title and apologized for making mistakes.

Terror threat still high, intelligence chief says

Terror threat still high, intelligence chief says

Despite Germany's recent easing of anti-terror measures, the head of the country's domestic intelligence service said in an interview published on Friday that the terror threat is still serious.

Gaming company made secret political donations, report says

Gaming company made secret political donations, report says

Leading German gaming company Gauselmann is reported to have secretly contributed more than €1 million since 1990 to political parties in a bid to prevent further regulation of the gambling industry, the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote on Friday.