Stuttgart 21 rail project construction to restart

Stuttgart 21 rail project construction to restart

Construction work on the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project is to restart next week after a two-month pause to assess the future of the project following a state election in Baden-Württemberg.

Playboy shoot reveals feminine side of German football squad

Playboy shoot reveals feminine side of German football squad

Just weeks before the kickoff of the Women's World Cup, five players on Germany's national team have participated in an erotic photo shoot for Playboy to prove football really is the beautiful game.

Warming climate causes honeybees to oversleep flower bloom

Warming climate causes honeybees to oversleep flower bloom

As the climate grows warmer, flowers are blooming earlier in the spring and this year many German honeybees awoke to find many blossoms already gone. Researchers are working to find out why.

Nowitzki’s drive for NBA glory inspires German basketball dreams

Nowitzki’s drive for NBA glory inspires German basketball dreams

As German basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki nears the pinnacle of his sport – winning an NBA title – thousands of fans over the Atlantic are glued to their TV screens and cheering him on. Moises Mendoza explores Nowitzki's impact on the game in Germany.

Bundesbank boosts 2011 growth forecast

Bundesbank boosts 2011 growth forecast

The German Bundesbank on Friday raised its growth forecast for this year to 3.1 percent for Europe's biggest economy, up from a previous expectation of 2.5 percent.

RWE boss warns of industrial decline from nuclear phaseout

RWE boss warns of industrial decline from nuclear phaseout

A quick phaseout of nuclear power could lead to blackouts and threaten Germany's key industrial sector, the head of energy giant RWE said on Friday.

Deadly E. coli found on bean sprouts

Deadly E. coli found on bean sprouts

German officials on Friday said they had found the first direct evidence of deadly E. coli bacteria on vegetable sprouts thought to have killed 33 people and left over 3,000 ill.

Germany slams Danish border control plan

Germany slams Danish border control plan

As Denmark prepares to vote on re-introducing border controls, a diplomatic war of words has heated up between the German and Danish officials.

Study sees no power price hikes as Merkel touts nuclear phaseout

Study sees no power price hikes as Merkel touts nuclear phaseout

As Chancellor Angela Merkel touts Germany’s planned exit from nuclear power, a new study has dismissed fears that electricity prices and greenhouse gas emissions will rise.

Cross-eyed opossum gets new enclosure, prepares for big debut

Cross-eyed opossum gets new enclosure, prepares for big debut

Germany's latest animal sensation, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, has made her media debut three weeks before her new tropical enclosure at Leipzig Zoo is revealed to the public.