Greens to challenge government over Libyan mission

Greens to challenge government over Libyan mission

The Green party is to file a constitutional complaint against the German government over the army's evacuation operation in Libya in February. The party says Chancellor Angela Merkel is ignoring parliament too often.

Germany takes over EU anti-pirate mission

Germany takes over EU anti-pirate mission

Germany took control of the European Union's anti-pirate mission Operation Atalanta in a ceremony in Djibouti on Saturday.

Germans stay positive despite global crash

Germans stay positive despite global crash

The catastrophic news from the world's financial markets has not put out the average German, a new survey has found. A slim majority are apparently optimistic about the next 12 months.

Bulls deployed to catch runaway cow

Bulls deployed to catch runaway cow

Efforts by animal lovers to catch runaway cow Yvonne before hunters find her, have been stepped up with Ernst the bull and soon her own son Friesi being deployed to tempt her out of woods in Bavaria.

Germany may import Austrian energy in winter

Germany may import Austrian energy in winter

Germany is considering buying electricity from Austria, fearing it will run low on power this winter due to plans to shut down eight nuclear plants, an Austrian daily reported on Friday.

Berlin remembers building of the Wall

Berlin remembers building of the Wall

Germany marks on Saturday the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall going up with solemn ceremonies across the city and the opening of an expanded memorial for its victims.