Last Red Army Faction prisoner freed

Last Red Army Faction prisoner freed

Birgit Hogefeld, the last member of the German leftist terror group the Red Army Faction behind bars, was freed prison on Tuesday after serving 18 years.

Banks demand incentives to back Greek bailout

Banks demand incentives to back Greek bailout

German banks indicated on Tuesday they want incentives before agreeing to take part in a bailout of Greece, saying they have €10 billion to €20 billion ($14 billion - $28 billion) invested in the country's bonds.

Big business makes plea to ‘save the euro’

Big business makes plea to ‘save the euro’

Dozens of Germany's leading business executives have made an impassioned defence of Europe's common currency in a newspaper ad campaign urging angry taxpayers to look beyond the cost of bailouts to the benefits the euro.

Study finds alarming rise in sea levels

Study finds alarming rise in sea levels

Sea levels have risen faster since the industrial revolution than at any time in the past 2,000 years, a study co-authored by a prominent German climate scientist has found.

Nazi photo album sparks search for mysterious photographer

Nazi photo album sparks search for mysterious photographer

Seventy years after Adolf Hitler started his ill-fated invasion of the Soviet Union, a Nazi photo album offering a glimpse of events on the Eastern Front has surfaced in New York. But the person who took the pictures remains a mystery.

Germany prepares to open doors to foreign professionals

Germany prepares to open doors to foreign professionals

German Education and Research Minister Annette Schavan said on Tuesday the government would soon ease restrictions on foreign doctors, engineers and other professionals in a bid to plug a yawning gap in the labour market of Europe's top economy.

Salafist threat growing, interior ministers say

Salafist threat growing, interior ministers say

German state interior ministers are warning of a rise in radical Salafist Islam that poses a risk of home-grown terrorism, with one politician calling for changes to residency laws so “hate preachers” can be more easily deported.

Nine police injured in Stuttgart 21 clash

Nine police injured in Stuttgart 21 clash

Nine police were injured after clashes on Monday night between police and anti-Stuttgart 21 protesters who had stormed the controversial rail project, authorities announced.

Pipe bombs hidden in kids’ playground

Pipe bombs hidden in kids’ playground

A five-year-old boy in Germany found two home-made pipe bombs at a playground but escaped unscathed, police said after arresting three men who admitted to planting the explosives.

Mercedes to build greener Popemobile

Mercedes to build greener Popemobile

Mercedes-Benz is making a greener hybrid Popemobile for Benedict XVI based on its own M class car, according to a media report.