Deutsche Bahn spending €600 mln on diesel trains

Deutsche Bahn spending €600 mln on diesel trains

Deutsche Bahn said on Monday it had ordered 200 diesel locomotives for passenger and freight trains – an investment of up to €600 million ($859 million).

Summer-like weather expected as Easter nears

Summer-like weather expected as Easter nears

Germany can expect balmy, summer-like weather over the Easter holiday weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Monday.

Berlin urges Finland to back euro consensus

Berlin urges Finland to back euro consensus

In the wake of the Eurosceptic Finnish party True Finns’ electoral gains at the weekend, Germany has urged the Scandinavian country to abide by European Union resolutions on the bloc's common currency.

Schalke’s Neuer heading to Bayern

Schalke’s Neuer heading to Bayern

Bayern Munich executives on Monday gave the strongest hints yet that Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will soon be moving from Schalke 04 to the Bundesliga giants.

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

Boom pours tax money into treasuries

The booming economy is pumping windfall money into German government purses, with the tax intake in March a whopping 16.5 percent higher than the same month last year, media reported Monday.

Rapper turned Islamist preacher faces weapons charges

Rapper turned Islamist preacher faces weapons charges

Former Berlin rapper Deso Dogg, who quit music to become a radical Islamic preacher, is facing weapons charges after police raided his home and found ammunition.

Flipped truck spills cattle onto A7 motorway

Flipped truck spills cattle onto A7 motorway

A truck carrying 24 cattle overturned on Bavaria's A7 motorway near Schweinfurt early Monday morning, spilling the animals into traffic and forcing its temporary closure, the police said.

Road tolls canvassed in secret ministry paper

Road tolls canvassed in secret ministry paper

German motorists could be slapped with up to €365 a year in extra costs under a secret government study into the introduction of road tolls, media reported Monday.

Violent neo-Nazis on the march

Violent neo-Nazis on the march

Violent neo-Nazis are growing in number, the head of the domestic intelligence agency said Monday, confirming a troubling trend of recent years.

Train drivers in fresh strike on Monday

Train drivers in fresh strike on Monday

Train drivers at five major private rail operators will again go on strike Monday afternoon and will not return to work until Thursday.