Future of Berlin’s cricket community in jeopardy

Future of Berlin’s cricket community in jeopardy

Safety concerns have prompted Berlin officials to remove the city’s only cricket pitch, in use for more than six decades beginning with British troops. But cricketers suspect ulterior motives and argue it’s a “death blow” for a sport that promotes multiculturalism and integration.

Train drivers to strike Thursday, Friday

Train drivers to strike Thursday, Friday

Commuters face major disruptions on Thursday and Friday with train drivers from five large private rail operators set to strike.

Arcandor’s Middelhoff gears up for trial

Arcandor’s Middelhoff gears up for trial

The former chairman of the bankrupt retail giant Arcandor, Thomas Middelhoff, has lashed out at his accusers as he prepares to fend off their claim for €175 million in damages.

Germany expels five Libyan diplomats

Germany expels five Libyan diplomats

The German foreign ministry said Wednesday that five Libyan diplomats were being expelled because of "pressure" being exerted on Libyans living in Germany.

Demjanjuk’s SS identity card was forged, his lawyer says

Demjanjuk’s SS identity card was forged, his lawyer says

The lawyer of alleged Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk called Wednesday for his German trial to be scrapped after new FBI documents emerged calling into question a vital piece of evidence.

Deutsche Bank plans restructuring to dodge US regulations

Deutsche Bank plans restructuring to dodge US regulations

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, plans to restructure its US operations to sidestep new regulations that could have forced it to raise billions in new capital, a report said Wednesday.

Airport worker fired for filming women on the toilet

Airport worker fired for filming women on the toilet

A Frankfurt Airport employee has been fired after being caught secretly filming women in the public toilets, a media report said Wednesday.

Clean energy can be cheap, minister says

Clean energy can be cheap, minister says

Electricity prices will rise only slightly under the government’s plan to hasten the shift to renewable energy, Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has said in an effort to bolster his case for green power.

Cyberbullying website sparks growing outrage

Cyberbullying website sparks growing outrage

A website enabling teenagers to post insults and racist comments about their peers has prompted an outcry in Germany after 20 youths beat another teen senseless over remarks made on its forums.

Guttenberg escapes Bundestag probe

Guttenberg escapes Bundestag probe

The Bundestag will not pursue a complaint for breach of copyright against Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, a spokesman said Wednesday in the first piece of good news for the former defence minister mired in a plagiarism scandal.

Socialist politician accused of stealing toilet paper

Socialist politician accused of stealing toilet paper

A young politician from the socialist Left party has been busted stealing 200 rolls of toilet paper from a city hall in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, media reported Wednesday.