DAX tanks amid global economic fears

DAX tanks amid global economic fears

Germany’s DAX stock index on Monday dropped to its lowest level in nearly a year on investors' fears about the downgrading of the US credit rating and the eurozone debt crisis.

Air traffic controllers to strike Tuesday

Air traffic controllers to strike Tuesday

Air travellers face massive delays and flight cancellations after air traffic controllers announced they would carry out a six-hour strike on Tuesday morning.

Spending a day at the beach without leaving Hamburg

Spending a day at the beach without leaving Hamburg

Hamburg’s love affair with the sea is well-known, but the northern port city is also burnishing its credentials as a bona fide beach town. Jiffer Bourguignon gets some sand between her toes.

RWE CEO stepping down early

RWE CEO stepping down early

Jürgen Grossmann, who heads Germany's second largest power company, RWE, is to step down early and be replaced by Dutchman Peter Terium, the company said Monday.

Iron Age people gave interiors of dwellings a decorative streak

Iron Age people gave interiors of dwellings a decorative streak

Archaeologists in Saxony-Anhalt have discovered a 2,600-year-old wall painted in bright patterns. It reveals that Iron Age houses were not the drab constructions they were once thought to be.

Germans donating more to help famine-hit East Africa

Germans donating more to help famine-hit East Africa

Germans have increased aid donations to help East Africa after relief agencies complained the country wasn’t doing enough to stem famine in the impoverished region.

Germany says Syria’s Assad losing legitimacy

Germany says Syria’s Assad losing legitimacy

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will forfeit legitimacy if his regime continues to carry out acts of violence against demonstrators in his country, the German government warned on Monday.

Man cheats death despite shocking drunkenness

Man cheats death despite shocking drunkenness

A man was hospitalised in Thuringian city of Jena at the weekend after police picked him up with a staggering blood alcohol level of 0.59 percent - more than 10 times the legal driving limit.

Friedrich’s call to identify bloggers meets broad resistance

Friedrich’s call to identify bloggers meets broad resistance

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich’s call to end anonymity for internet bloggers in the wake of the Norway massacre has been slammed by the opposition and even the conservatives’ coalition partners, the Free Democrats.

Eurozone scrambles to calm investors

Eurozone scrambles to calm investors

Germany and other world economic powers scrambled late on Sunday to shore up confidence in global financial markets with pledges to do whatever was necessary to protect the euro currency and stem the debt crisis.

Berlin double-murder suspect arrested

Berlin double-murder suspect arrested

A man accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife's mother and sister, and seriously injuring another man, late last week in Berlin’s Wedding district has finally been arrested, police announced Monday morning.