Schäuble: Euro needs joint budgetary policy

Schäuble: Euro needs joint budgetary policy

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Thursday that countries that share the euro will need coordinated budget policies at some point.

Gay marksman allowed to attend competition without his partner

Gay marksman allowed to attend competition without his partner

Germany's first openly gay Schützenkönig, an honour conferred by a traditional shooting club, will be allowed to take part in a national marksman competition after agreeing not to bring his partner.

Deutsche Bahn boss offers to delay Stuttgart 21 demolition work

Deutsche Bahn boss offers to delay Stuttgart 21 demolition work

The chief of German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has said he's willing to postpone demolition work on the Stuttgart train station until after a referendum on the controversial project likely later this year.

What’s on in Germany: August 25 – 31

What’s on in Germany: August 25 – 31

This Week's Highlights: Frankfurt's Museum Embankment Festival, Berlin's Long Night of Museums, and a wine village in Stuttgart.

RTL eyes Poland’s TVN

RTL eyes Poland’s TVN

Leading European television group, RTL, a unit of Germany's Bertelsmann, is ready to spend more than €1 billion ($1.44 billion) for control of the Polish company TVN, press reports said Thursday.

Thunderstorms and hail herald summer’s end

Thunderstorms and hail herald summer’s end

Thunder, lightning and hail are set to sweep across Germany on Friday, bringing a stormy end to summer as a cold front causes temperatures to plunge.

Consumer confidence hits year’s low

Consumer confidence hits year’s low

German consumer sentiment has been hit by the transatlantic debt crisis and fears of a new recession, falling to its lowest level since late last year, the GfK research institute said Thursday.

Munich S-Bahn train driver kicks black passenger after using racial epithet

Munich S-Bahn train driver kicks black passenger after using racial epithet

A Munich S-Bahn driver is accused of insulting a black passenger on a commuter train’s intercom and then kicking the man after he tried to complain.

Merkel named world’s most powerful woman

Merkel named world’s most powerful woman

Forbes magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world's most powerful woman, calling her the "undisputed" leader of the European Union and head of its only "real global economy."

Climbing legends in the Dahner Felsenland

Climbing legends in the Dahner Felsenland

Looking for “legendary” rock climbing, Matt Herron heads to Rhineland-Palatinate’s Dahner Felsenland.