Terror cell member jailed

Terror cell member jailed

A 25-year-old German-Syrian dual national was sentenced to four years and nine months imprisonment by a German court Monday for belonging to an Al-Qaida-linked terror cell active in Pakistan.

Germany’s civilized killjoys

Germany’s civilized killjoys

Are Germans right to criticize the joyous reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden? Der Tagesspiegel’s Moritz Schuller detects a misplaced whiff of condescension.

Dortmund star Sahin poached by Real Madrid

Dortmund star Sahin poached by Real Madrid

Nuri Sahin, the young midfielder who helped steer Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga title this year, has been signed on a six-year contract to Real Madrid for an estimated €10 million transfer fee.

Immigration surge halts population exodus

Immigration surge halts population exodus

Germany registered a net gain of 128,000 immigrants last year, the largest increase since 2004. Poland, Romania and Bulgaria were the most common countries of origin, followed by the United States and Turkey.

VW hikes MAN stake, eyes Scania merger

VW hikes MAN stake, eyes Scania merger

Europe's biggest automaker, Volkswagen, unveiled on Monday plans to advance towards a merger of truck makers MAN and Scania by increasing its holding in MAN to more than 30 percent.

Schröder demands help for infertile couples

Schröder demands help for infertile couples

Family Minister Kristina Schröder said on Monday she would try to make life easier for German couples who cannot have children naturally, with stronger financial backing for IVF treatment and easier adoptions.

Germany begins first census in decades

Germany begins first census in decades

Germany on Monday began its first official census since the country reunified in 1990, with privacy advocates complaining the questions are excessively intrusive.

Lena faces uphill battle to defend Eurovision title

Lena faces uphill battle to defend Eurovision title

As Düsseldorf prepares to host this year's Eurovision Song Contest this week, Germany's teen singing sensation Lena Meyer-Landrut is hoping to defend her title. But few are expecting her to cruise to victory this time.

German man drowns after falling into Swedish lake

German man drowns after falling into Swedish lake

A German man with a cramp died on Sunday following a freak accident on a lake in western Sweden.

Exports and imports hit record sums

Exports and imports hit record sums

A pick up in global trade saw Germany post record exports and imports in March, official data showed Monday, while its trade surplus climbed more than 11 percent on a yearly basis to €18.9 billion.

Hospital infections kill 30,000 a year

Hospital infections kill 30,000 a year

Up to 30,000 people die in Germany each year from hospital infections – double the number previously expected – three medical groups have found.

Taxi killer nabbed after 36 hours on the run

Taxi killer nabbed after 36 hours on the run

The man known as the Bodensee taxi murderer, who escaped a secure psychiatric hospital on Saturday, has been caught after about 36 hours on the run.