Merkel praises NATO for Libya campaign

Merkel praises NATO for Libya campaign

Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended Germany’s decision not to participate in NATO's military campaign in Libya, but praised Berlin's allies for helping oust dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Kaiser heir weds princess in Potsdam

Kaiser heir weds princess in Potsdam

Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia and Princess Sophie von Isenburg were married in front of 650 guests at on the grounds of the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam on Saturday for Germany's own "royal" wedding.

Hailstorms cut western swath of damage

Hailstorms cut western swath of damage

Parts of western Germany are busy cleaning up on Saturday after heavy thunderstorms bringing hail caused hefty damage overnight.

Goethe voted greatest German

Goethe voted greatest German

Poet, playwright and scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has been voted the greatest German of all time in a new poll, beating runners-up chancellor Konrad Adenauer and physicist Albert Einstein.

Telekom boss wins ‘award’ for abusing the German language

Telekom boss wins ‘award’ for abusing the German language

René Obermann, the CEO of Deutsche Telekom has been crowned as this year’s worst language offender by a German language watchdog.

Germans wealthier than ever

Germans wealthier than ever

Germans have more personal assets than at any point since record-keeping began in 1991, the year after national reunification, according to official statistics.

Lufthansa cancels all NY flights due to hurricane

Lufthansa cancels all NY flights due to hurricane

German airline Lufthansa on Saturday cancelled all flights to and from New York for the rest of the weekend as the US East Coast braces for the landing of hurricane Irene.