An 18-year-old student dressed in a “mafia outfit” with a realistic toy gun stuck in his waistband triggered a federal police response near the Bremen train station, officials said Friday.
Bayern Munich said Friday that veteran Jupp Heynckes is set to replace Louis van Gaal at the end of the season for a third stint coaching the Bundesliga giants.
Angela Merkel’s government has gone on the offensive over its maligned Libya policy, pushing hard for a complete oil embargo and even hinting that its NATO allies are hypocrites for bombing the country while still buying its oil.
Facing criticism over Germany’s refusal to contribute to the military intervention in Libya, the Bundestag voted Friday to relieve NATO allies by broadening the German mission in Afghanistan.
Germany is demanding tougher inspections of Japanese produce following the partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant there, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Minister Ilse Aigner said Friday.
The government’s reversal on nuclear power caused further embarrassment Friday, with an industry leader contradicting Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle’s claim he was misquoted saying the backflip was an election tactic.
Small and medium-sized businesses make up the backbone of Germany’s economy, but few are active online. An initiative led by search engine Google hopes to change this by offering free educational events and online tutorials on building websites.
The petroleum industry is demanding that the tax on a controversial ethanol blended fuel be slashed in response to the flaccid sales, according to a Friday news report.
Members behaving badly in the federal parliament will face fines of up to €2,000 under changes to rules of conduct, according to a Friday news report.
Chancellor Angela Merkel won a political battle late Thursday in Brussels over the euro rescue fund that is expected to help her party in future elections but has angered European colleagues.