Guttenberg more popular despite plagiarism flap

Guttenberg more popular despite plagiarism flap

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has grown more popular despite a plagiarism scandal, according to a new poll. His alma mater stripped him of his doctorate Wednesday, as he offered a mea culpa in parliament.

Germany: Libyan regime has ‘lost all legitimacy’

Germany: Libyan regime has ‘lost all legitimacy’

Germany said Wednesday that the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had lost all legitimacy, as evidence grew of a "bloodbath" in the North African country.

Brüderle reluctant to buy EADS shares

Brüderle reluctant to buy EADS shares

Germany would prefer a private solution to state intervention if automaker Daimler wants to sell part of its stake in the European aerospace and defence group EADS, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said Wednesday.

Daimler creating 4,000 jobs in Germany

Daimler creating 4,000 jobs in Germany

German automaker Daimler will create 10,000 new jobs this year, of which 4,000 will be in Germany thanks to soaring orders, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Wintershall stops oil production in Libya

Wintershall stops oil production in Libya

German oil firm Wintershall said Wednesday it had stopped oil production in Libya due to the escalating violence in the country, a spokesman said.

Gaming party in Bundestag rankles MPs

Gaming party in Bundestag rankles MPs

Three young German parliamentarians have organized a network video game party in the Bundestag for Wednesday evening. Their aim is to familiarize fellow politicians with the world of gaming, but not everyone wants to play along.

Lame tiger cub learning to walk with water therapy

Lame tiger cub learning to walk with water therapy

A partially paralyzed Malaysian tiger cub in Germany is showing signs that she may learn to walk thanks to special water therapy, zookeepers said Wednesday.

Berlin pressures US to free convicted murderer

Berlin pressures US to free convicted murderer

Berlin is pressuring US authorities to release a German national serving two life sentences on double murder charges, saying he would have been released years ago according to the German penal code.

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

Cottbus chamber of commerce head resigns after Stasi allegations

The president of the Cottbus Chamber of Commerce, Ulrich Fey, has resigned in the wake of allegations he worked with East Germany’s notorious secret police. While admitting to contacts with the Stasi, he said he was never an informant.

Data protection officials target web advertising

Data protection officials target web advertising

Data protection authorities in Lower Saxony are stepping up their efforts to make it harder for German websites to pass along visitors' IP addresses. If they succeed, it could mean the end of online advertising in Germany in its current form.

Guttenberg ‘used Dr. title before earning it’

Guttenberg ‘used Dr. title before earning it’

As plagiarism allegations against Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg continue to scandalize Germany, a former military officer has now accused him of using the Dr. title well before he earned it. But his alma mater denied the charge.

Commerzbank bounces back to profitability

Commerzbank bounces back to profitability

The second-biggest German bank, Commerzbank, marked a rebound from losses suffered during the global economic crisis as it posted a solid 2010 profit and pledged to start paying back state aid, its chairman said.

Greens slump again in opinion poll

Greens slump again in opinion poll

The once high-flying Green party appears to be losing popularity with voters, according to a new opinion poll published on Wednesday. Has Germany's love affair with the ecology party already ended?