Libyan rebels respect German military inaction

Libyan rebels respect German military inaction

Libyan rebel leader Mahmud Jibril said Thursday that he respected Germany's decision not to take part in military action to protect his country's civilians despite international criticism.

Unemployment rate dips below seven percent

Unemployment rate dips below seven percent

Germany’s jobs boom is continuing, with the number of unemployed falling once again in June and the jobless rate dipping below seven percent for the first time since 1992.

Barenboim stays on as Berlin State Opera music director

Barenboim stays on as Berlin State Opera music director

Daniel Barenboim, the Argentine-Israeli pianist and conductor, is to extend his contract as general music director of the Berlin's renowned State Opera, city officials said Thursday.

German banks agree to help bail out Greece

German banks agree to help bail out Greece

German banks agreed Thursday with the German government to participate in a second debt rescue package for Athens by rolling over some of their Greek bonds, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said.

Heavy rain hits Bavaria and Lower Saxony

Heavy rain hits Bavaria and Lower Saxony

Violent storms have flooded swathes of Lower Saxony and Bavaria, filling streets and basements with water and leaving authorities struggling to cope.

Parliament backs nuclear energy phaseout

Parliament backs nuclear energy phaseout

The German parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved plans to scrap nuclear power by 2022, making Germany the first major industrial nation to ditch atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

Germany blasts proposed EU budget

Germany blasts proposed EU budget

Germany on Thursday blasted as "irresponsibly high" the European Commission's proposal for the next 2014-2020 budget, saying it set a poor example during the eurozone debt crisis.

What’s on in Germany: June 30 – July 6

What’s on in Germany: June 30 – July 6

This Week's Highlights: A castle festival in Frankfurt, Schlager fans descend on Hamburg and Munich throws an Oktoberfest party for Americans.

Steel cartel accused of massively defrauding Deutsche Bahn

Steel cartel accused of massively defrauding Deutsche Bahn

Prosecutors are investigating dozens of people across 10 companies over allegations that they built a cartel to fix the price of railway steel and defraud national carrier Deutsche Bahn for hundreds of millions of euros.

Cannabis plants found in Greens party flower boxes

Cannabis plants found in Greens party flower boxes

Police are investigating the discovery of cannabis plants growing at a Thuringia office of the environmentalist Greens party, prompting a political firestorm in the state.

Website ranks the sexiest Bundestag MPs

Website ranks the sexiest Bundestag MPs

A new website allowing visitors to decide the sexiest members of the German parliament has become an internet sensation. Female MPs from the socialist party The Left are leading the pack.

E. coli may have had Egyptian origins

E. coli may have had Egyptian origins

Fenugreek seeds exported from Egypt to France and Germany may have caused an E. coli outbreak that has killed 48 people in Europe, the European Food Safety Authority reported.