Killer bacteria helps contain inflation

Killer bacteria helps contain inflation

Inflation in Germany stayed put at 2.3 percent in June, in part because of a drop in vegetable prices sparked by a killer bacteria, the national statistics office said Tuesday.

Revenge attacks spark fear of extremist violence

Revenge attacks spark fear of extremist violence

A string of tit-for-tat attacks in Berlin between political extremists on the far-left and right, including an alleged knife attack on a young mother walking with her three children, has given rise to fears of surging ideological violence.

Kohl blasts portrayals of his private life

Kohl blasts portrayals of his private life

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has lashed out at media recent and biography portrayals of his private life, saying they have been inaccurate and inappropriate.

Berlin inks deals, differs with Beijing on rights

Berlin inks deals, differs with Beijing on rights

Germany and China held their first joint cabinet meeting Tuesday and inked more than $15 billion in business deals but Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned Europe against interfering in its internal affairs over human rights.

BayernLB sues ex-execs over Austrian debacle

BayernLB sues ex-execs over Austrian debacle

Bavaria's state-owned regional bank BayernLB said Tuesday it would sue former board members for damages over its disastrous 2007 purchase of a majority stake in Austrian lender Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA).

Nowitzki cheered by thousands upon return home

Nowitzki cheered by thousands upon return home

German basketball star Dirk Nowitzki received a hero's welcome upon his return home to Würzburg, Bavaria on Tuesday. Dirk got the cheers, but one super-fan earned a seat of honour for helping to galvanize thousands to attend the lavish event.

Sadness and anger where little Mary-Jane lived and was killed

Sadness and anger where little Mary-Jane lived and was killed

In the Thuringian town of Zella-Mehlis, residents are in shock after a murdered girl's body was found in a mountain stream at the weekend. As in many places affected by tragedy, they’ve closed ranks to protect one another.

Haye throws verbal jabs ahead of Hamburg bout with Klitschko

Haye throws verbal jabs ahead of Hamburg bout with Klitschko

Britain's world heavyweight champion David Haye has said he will only shake the hand of Wladimir Klitschko when he visits him in hospital after their eagerly awaited unification bout on Saturday.

Berlin treads China human rights tightrope

Berlin treads China human rights tightrope

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has offered a bright perspective on human rights in China, saying that long-term progress was possible despite some short-term speed bumps such as the jailing of artist Ai Weiwei.

Chance of tax cuts dims as squabble goes on

Chance of tax cuts dims as squabble goes on

The prospect of quick and substantial tax cuts appears to be receding with a key government finance figure warning German taxpayers on Tuesday not to get too excited about future relief.

Germany to supply bombs for Libya mission

Germany to supply bombs for Libya mission

Germany will supply bombs and weapons technology to NATO for the military intervention into Libya despite its stated opposition to the mission, according to a media report.

Strikes loom at EasyJet

Strikes loom at EasyJet

EasyJet, the no-frills airline, faces strike action in Germany starting next week following a vote by pilots and flight attendants demanding a new contract, trade union Verdi said Monday.