Germans want Wulff to show sharper teeth

Germans want Wulff to show sharper teeth

The majority of Germans want President Christian Wulff, who celebrated his 52nd birthday on Sunday, to weigh in on political issues more outspokenly, a new survey revealed.

Energy firms plan legal attack on nuke phaseout

Energy firms plan legal attack on nuke phaseout

Germany's leading energy companies are hiring top lawyers to mount a legal challenge against government plans to phase out nuclear power by 2022. The firms are hoping to secure massive compensation deals.

Bundeswehr convoy attacked by Taliban

Bundeswehr convoy attacked by Taliban

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a German army convoy in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing three Afghan civilians. Two German soldiers received slight injuries.

Merkel repeats call for bank aid in debt crisis

Merkel repeats call for bank aid in debt crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel called for "substantial" aid from private creditors to resolve Greek debt woes on Saturday, as the Eurogroup warned the crisis could spread like a firestorm through EU economies.

European aviation authorities find faults in German planes

European aviation authorities find faults in German planes

International flight safety authorities found 545 faults in German planes in just over a year, according to a report published on Sunday. Opposition parties say the government is cutting costs at the expense of safety.

Arrested Austrian was planning 9/11-style attack on Reichstag

Arrested Austrian was planning 9/11-style attack on Reichstag

An Austrian terror suspect arrested this week was plotting to crash a plane into the Reichstag building in Berlin, which houses the German parliament, a report said Saturday. Officials said a German with links to the suspect was also detained.