Two Americans shot dead at Frankfurt Airport

Two Americans shot dead at Frankfurt Airport

Two US servicemen were shot dead at Frankfurt Airport and at least two others seriously injured on Wednesday after a man opened fire on bus for American soldiers. Both US President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel expressed shock and outrage.

Manchester United target Schalke’s Neuer

Manchester United target Schalke’s Neuer

Manchester United have expressed interest in signing Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from Schalke 04, the Bundesliga club's president said on Wednesday.

E.ON sells British power grid to US group

E.ON sells British power grid to US group

E.ON, Germany's biggest power group, said Wednesday that it will sell its British electric grid business Central Networks to the US group PPL for €4.7 billion ($6.5 billion).

De Maizière to become defence minister

De Maizière to become defence minister

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reshuffled her cabinet on Wednesday, making Thomas de Maizière defence minister following Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's resignation. Hans-Peter Friedrich will take over the Interior Ministry.

VW unveils new ‘Bulli’ bus prototype

VW unveils new ‘Bulli’ bus prototype

Volkswagen caused a sensation at the Geneva Auto Show this week with a long-awaited remake of its classic "Bulli" minibus, which still has a devoted cult following around the world.

Police face outbreak of spring fever in randy Ruhr Valley

Police face outbreak of spring fever in randy Ruhr Valley

An outbreak of spring fever has lead to a spurt of lusty behaviour in the Ruhr Valley, leading police to throw some metaphorical buckets on cold water on matters that got out of hand.

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

SPD flying high after Guttenberg scandal and Hamburg victory

The plagiarism scandal entangling former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and a landslide victory in a state election in Hamburg have boosted the popularity of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in a poll published Wednesday.

Gadgets galore wow CeBIT crowds

Gadgets galore wow CeBIT crowds

A Shakespearean robot, the world's most merciless alarm clock and "intelligent" cocktail shakers were among the gadgets wowing visitors at the CeBIT high-tech fair on Wednesday.

Adidas doubles earnings

Adidas doubles earnings

Sportswear maker Adidas saw a dramatic jump in its net earnings in 2010, thanks in large part to the World Cup in South Africa and strong growth at its US subsidiary Reebok, the company reported on Wednesday.

Cabinet to back ban for phone ‘on hold’ fees

Cabinet to back ban for phone ‘on hold’ fees

Germany's cabinet is expected to agree on a draft law on Wednesday that would prevent companies from charging customers while they are on hold on the telephone.

Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback

Talk begins about a Guttenberg comeback

Almost immediately after Defence Minster Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned due to a plagiarism scandal, a number of conservative politicians began expressing their hopes for a comeback. They say Germany needs a political talent like Guttenberg.