NYSE Euronext shareholders approve Deutsche Börse merger

NYSE Euronext shareholders approve Deutsche Börse merger

NYSE Euronext shareholders approved Thursday a merger with Deutsche Börse to form the biggest stock exchange operator in the world valued at some $25 billion (€17.4 billion).

Gene tests for IVF embryos legalised

Gene tests for IVF embryos legalised

Couples using in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can have embryos screened to ensure their child will not develop any serious hereditary disease or disability under a milestone law passed Thursday by Germany’s parliament.

UK soldiers in Paderborn hit by car killing one

UK soldiers in Paderborn hit by car killing one

A British soldier based in North Rhine-Westphalia was killed and five were injured when a car accidentally ploughed into them as they were walking, police said Thursday.

Two North Korean footballers test positive for steroids

Two North Korean footballers test positive for steroids

The Women's World Cup in Germany was hit by a doping scandal on Thursday after North Korea defenders Song Jong-Sun and Jong Pok-Sim both tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid, football officials announced.

Saudi tank deal may be dirty, Greens MP says

Saudi tank deal may be dirty, Greens MP says

Greens MP Hans-Christian Ströbele has raised the stakes in the political controversy over Germany’s tank sale to Saudi Arabia, suggesting bribe money may be involved in the deal.

Islamist charged for US airmen killings

Islamist charged for US airmen killings

German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had indicted a 21-year-old Islamic extremist from Kosovo over an attack on US troops at Frankfurt Airport in March that killed two airmen.

Police raid Stuttgart 21 rail project opponents

Police raid Stuttgart 21 rail project opponents

Police raided the offices of Stuttgart 21 opponents on Thursday morning over violent protests against the controversial rail project, authorities have announced.

Group tries to count American expats abroad

Group tries to count American expats abroad

An organization is hoping to boost the political clout of Americans living in Germany and elsewhere overseas by using technology to count them this summer. Moises Mendoza reports.

What’s on in Germany: July 7 – July 13

What’s on in Germany: July 7 – July 13

This Week's Highlights: Museum night in Dresden, Snoop Dogg in Hamburg, and a fashion show in Berlin.

Officer found dead after Bundestag post assault

Officer found dead after Bundestag post assault

A police officer suspected of attempting to rob a post office in a restricted area of a parliament building in Berlin on Wednesday night has been found dead after apparently committing suicide.

Nine ageing Germans sentenced over Nazi massacres in Italy

Nine ageing Germans sentenced over Nazi massacres in Italy

A court in Verona sentenced nine elderly Germans to life imprisonment on Wednesday evening for Nazi massacres of hundreds of people in the north of Italy in 1944, Italian media reported.

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

FDP tax revolt threatens Merkel’s budget

A growing revolt within Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition is threatening to torpedo the chancellor’s budget, with members of the pro-business Free Democrats warning they will block the budget without deeper tax cuts.