German soldiers admit to shooting Afghans

German soldiers admit to shooting Afghans

The German military on Friday admitted its soldiers in Afghanistan deliberately shot several people during a violent protest outside their base in the northern town of Taloqan.

VW slashes US car prices to gain market share

VW slashes US car prices to gain market share

Volkswagen has slashed prices of some of its more popular car models in an attempt to gain ground in the American market, with a Jetta on sale for less than €13,000 ($18,400) and a Passat available for €15,000 ($21,240).

Wild weather forecast for weekend

Wild weather forecast for weekend

Extreme weather producing thunder, squalls and hail storms is expected to make for an unusual weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Friday.

Taxi driver killer confesses 15 years later

Taxi driver killer confesses 15 years later

The violent death of a taxi driver killed 15 years ago has finally been solved after the man who killed him went to the police and confessed.

Women more likely to manage small companies

Women more likely to manage small companies

Women have better career chances in smaller German companies than large corporations, with a fifth of mid-sized firms being led by a female CEO, according to a new survey released on Friday.

Border region fears Danish border checks will hit commerce

Border region fears Danish border checks will hit commerce

Germans living in the region near Denmark fear the thriving cross-border trade and traffic will be significantly affected by the re-imposition of border controls recently announced by the Danish authorities.

Merkel praises Obama’s Mideast speech

Merkel praises Obama’s Mideast speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed on Friday a speech by US President Barack Obama calling for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on 1967 borders, calling it "very important."

Power grid going increasingly nuclear-free

Power grid going increasingly nuclear-free

German electricity will be largely nuclear-free from this weekend, when a power plant is taken off-line for maintenance leaving just four of the country's 17 nuclear generators operating.

Bremen election due to cement strong Green, weak FDP positions

Bremen election due to cement strong Green, weak FDP positions

Bremen’s state election on Sunday is expected to confirm what opinion polls say is happening throughout Germany - the Greens are on the rise, the Free Democrats in the dumps.

Insurers face crackdown for rejecting people

Insurers face crackdown for rejecting people

German officials have given an ultimatum to statutory health insurers: Treat former customers of a now-bankrupt insurance company fairly or they will face a legal crackdown.

The best of Berlin’s 24-hour bars

The best of Berlin’s 24-hour bars

Despite Berlin’s reputed round-the-clock nightlife, all of the capital’s bars close at some point, right? Well, not quite. Exberliner magazine’s Jacob Heinze discovered four real 24-hour drinking joints.