Antitrust worries as RWE and Gazprom mull partnership

Antitrust worries as RWE and Gazprom mull partnership

A tie-up between German energy giant RWE and Russian gas company Gazprom could face serious antitrust obstacles, according to the Federal Cartel Office, which regulates business competition in Germany.

Report: Duisburg shouldn’t have approved ill-fated Love Parade

Report: Duisburg shouldn’t have approved ill-fated Love Parade

A report by prosecutors investigating the Love Parade tragedy – in which 21 participants were killed in a mass stampede in Duisburg last year – says the event should never have been approved by authorities at all due to poor security arrangements.

Holocaust denial verdict against UK bishop upheld

Holocaust denial verdict against UK bishop upheld

A German appeals court on Monday upheld renegade British bishop Richard Williamson's conviction for Holocaust denial, but reduced the fine ordered by a lower court to €6,500 ($9,262).

Merkel calls for Italian cuts to steady eurozone

Merkel calls for Italian cuts to steady eurozone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday on the parliament in Rome to approve government spending cuts so as to end speculation Italy could become the next casualty of the eurozone debt crisis.

Google-funded Berlin internet institute to launch in October

Google-funded Berlin internet institute to launch in October

A Google-funded institute in Berlin to study the internet's impact on society is starting to take shape, with the US tech giant company announcing on Monday it would invest €4.5 million ($6.3 million) in the project.

BND intelligence agency loses HQ blueprints

BND intelligence agency loses HQ blueprints

Secret building plans for the new headquarters of Germany's BND Intelligence agency have disappeared and a high-ranking employee is suspected of downloading porn to his work computer, according to media reports.

Dangerous stowaway spider likely dead

Dangerous stowaway spider likely dead

A potentially deadly spider that stowed away in a box of Colombian bananas is assumed to have been killed after a supermarket in the western German state of Saarland was fumigated with pesticide.

Indian exec touted as next Deutsche Bank boss

Indian exec touted as next Deutsche Bank boss

Anshu Jain, the 48-year-old Indian head of Deutsche Bank investment banking, is tipped to be named co-chief executive of the German bank, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Monday.

World Cup defeat costs Germany place at 2012 Olympics

World Cup defeat costs Germany place at 2012 Olympics

Germany's shock defeat to Japan in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup has also cost them a place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as they miss out behind Sweden and France.

Heavy storms hit Bavaria

Heavy storms hit Bavaria

Heavy storms with torrential rain swept across Bavaria overnight, causing flooding and property damage.

‘This is all about Assange consolidating his power’

‘This is all about Assange consolidating his power’

Daniel Domscheit-Berg recently spoke with Exberliner magazine’s Dana Kikic about his intense three years at WikiLeaks, Julian Assange’s power-tripping personality and his new whistleblower platform OpenLeaks.