Greenpeace dumps boulders off Sylt coast

Greenpeace dumps boulders off Sylt coast

In an effort to protect the ocean floor off the coast of the North Sea island of Sylt, environmental group Greenpeace on Tuesday renewed its controversial campaign dropping large boulders to hinder trawling and gravel mining operations.

Workers not as happy as they used to be

Workers not as happy as they used to be

Germany's economy might be roaring away but Germans are less and less satisfied with their jobs, according to a study out Tuesday, which suggests low incomes and high pressure at work are to blame.

Porsche returns to profit ahead of VW merger

Porsche returns to profit ahead of VW merger

German luxury car group Porsche posted Tuesday a first-half net profit of €149 million ($212 million), bouncing back from a heavy loss as it slashed massive debt with a capital increase.

Deutsche Post triples profit as Asia boosts DHL

Deutsche Post triples profit as Asia boosts DHL

Deutsche Post, the world's leading logistics company, said Tuesday that its second quarter net profit more than tripled from the same period a year earlier to €278 million ($396 million).

Taliban target German security firm in Kunduz

Taliban target German security firm in Kunduz

A suicide bomber and two gunmen have attacked the office of a German security firm protecting aid workers in the Afghanistan city of Kunduz, in a co-ordinated assault that left at least six people dead.

Germany faces insect infestation

Germany faces insect infestation

Waiting for Germany’s soggy summer weather to become warm and dry? Not so fast. The recent rain has created the perfect breeding conditions for nasty insects like wasps, mosquitoes and gnats.

Inmates start hunger strike for internet, pay TV and conjugal visits

Inmates start hunger strike for internet, pay TV and conjugal visits

Five prisoners in Lower Saxony deemed too dangerous to release even though they have served their sentences are on a hunger strike for better conditions including internet access, pay TV and conjugal visits.

Heidi Klum’s ‘Top Model’ dumped by management

Heidi Klum’s ‘Top Model’ dumped by management

The career of the latest winner of Heidi Klum's “Germany’s Next Top Model” television show is in jeopardy after reports that her modelling management agency has terminated her contract.

Retailer Metro hit by weak sales

Retailer Metro hit by weak sales

Germany's Metro, one of the world's largest retailers, posted disappointing second-quarter results on Tuesday that underscored weak western European markets and problems at the group's electronics outlets.

Demand for luxury cars drives BMW results

Demand for luxury cars drives BMW results

Strong global demand for luxury cars drove earnings at German automaker BMW sharply higher in the second quarter, it said Tuesday while forecasting a solid finish to the year.

Many public taps fail water quality test

Many public taps fail water quality test

Tap water is of poor quality in about half of Germany’s public buildings and can carry dangerous bacteria including E. coli and Legionella, a survey has found.

Summer arrives – for a day or two

Summer arrives – for a day or two

After a miserably wet and cool July, summer is set to return this week, albeit briefly, the German Weather Service (DWD) has reported.

Internal party anger puts pressure on Merkel

Internal party anger puts pressure on Merkel

Angela Merkel is facing fresh pressure on her leadership after a former state premier from her own Christian Democrats has won widespread support for a scathing attack on the party’s performance.