Merkel man’s apology fails to quell party unease

Merkel man’s apology fails to quell party unease

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Roland Pofalla has publicly apologised to his senior party colleague Wolfgang Bosbach for a verbal attack during the run-up to a crucial vote on the euro bail-out fund, which Bosbach had opposed.

German gets medal for saving dozens during Oslo massacre

German gets medal for saving dozens during Oslo massacre

A German man who saved at least 30 people during the massacre in Norway has been awarded one of Germany’s highest honours by the President.

Farm girls calendar shows pick of the crop

Farm girls calendar shows pick of the crop

The pick of the crop of Germany’s young women farmers have stripped down to their underwear for a calendar to show that working the land does not necessarily require – or result in - hairy arms and red necks.

Rösler plans for default ahead of Greece visit

Rösler plans for default ahead of Greece visit

Just days before he is due to travel to Athens, Economy Minister Philipp Rösler laid out a framework for orderly state bankruptcies, calling for it to be included in a contract for the permanent euro crisis management mechanism.

Deutsche Bank to miss profit target

Deutsche Bank to miss profit target

Germany's largest bank - Deutsche Bank - said on Tuesday it would miss its profit target for the current year in face of financial market turbulence.

Joy as Herero skulls arrive in Namibia

Joy as Herero skulls arrive in Namibia

Thousands of Namibia's ethnic Hereros and Namas gave an heroic welcome Tuesday to 20 skulls of their ancestors returned from Germany, where colonial authorities had taken them a century ago.

Volvo Diplomat Sales – more than just selling a car
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Volvo Diplomat Sales – more than just selling a car

If you're a diplomat or have tax-free status at an international organization, a special scheme from Volvo means that you can buy a premium car at favourable prices - and gain many benefits besides.

Germans like globalisation, but worry about income gap

Germans like globalisation, but worry about income gap

A new survey shows most Germans support the process of globalisation, although they’re worried about that the gap between rich and poor people could grow.

Erdogan claims German charities helping PKK

Erdogan claims German charities helping PKK

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attacked German charities working in his country, saying they are funnelling money to the PKK terrorist group – the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

Erhard sought to pay billions for East German freedom

Erhard sought to pay billions for East German freedom

West German Chancellor and father of the country's post-war 'economic miracle' Ludwig Erhard pleaded with the Americans to effectively buy East Germany from the Soviets in the early 1960s according to newly released documents.

Around 500 animals dead in Bavarian farm fire

Around 500 animals dead in Bavarian farm fire

Around 500 farm animals perished in a massive fire at a Bavarian farm in the early hours of Monday, police said.

Westerwelle praises Danish border re-opening

Westerwelle praises Danish border re-opening

The German government has praised Denmark’s decision to scrap controversial new border control measures that had left its neighbours in uproar.