Rösler tells Greeks stability crucial to calm debt turbulence

Rösler tells Greeks stability crucial to calm debt turbulence

German Economy Minister Philipp Rösler called for more stability in the eurozone to deal with debt turbulence as Greece pledged to fully repay its bailout loans on Friday.

Frugal Germans consider cost first at the supermarket

Frugal Germans consider cost first at the supermarket

It may seem that low cost supermarkets are ubiquitous in Germany – and there are 16,000 of them scattered around the country – but shoppers here are generally confident of the quality of their groceries.

Merkel praises Nobel Peace Prize choice

Merkel praises Nobel Peace Prize choice

Chancellor Angela Merkel praised the decision by the Nobel Prize Committee to pick three women to win this year’s Peace Prize, deeming it a “wise decision” in a statement.

Dementia shop and advice centre comes to Freiburg

Dementia shop and advice centre comes to Freiburg

A shop and advice centre for people suffering dementia – and those caring for them – is set to open in southern Germany soon – claiming to be the first of its kind in the country, where more than a million people have the condition.

Nearly 50 US paratroopers hurt in Bavarian training exercise

Nearly 50 US paratroopers hurt in Bavarian training exercise

Nearly 50 American army paratroopers were injured – some seriously – during a mass parachute training exercise in southern Germany this week.

Honecker’s plane gets new lease of life as luxury hotel

Honecker’s plane gets new lease of life as luxury hotel

A plane used by East German leaders – including, it is rumoured, Erich Honecker - has been transformed into a luxury hotel complete with Jacuzzi, sauna, bar and flat-screen television.

German bank reclaims 50 trains from Bulgaria over payment row

German bank reclaims 50 trains from Bulgaria over payment row

Germany's state development bank KfW has claimed back 50 Siemens trains leased to Bulgaria's state railways company BDZ over delayed payments and an insurance row, a press report said on Friday.

German terrorist ‘killed by drone’

German terrorist ‘killed by drone’

A German terrorist who helped found a group dedicated to attacking Germans and Americans has been killed by an US drone in Pakistan, according to media reports.

Violence still simmers months after Berlin squat eviction

Violence still simmers months after Berlin squat eviction

Police say they are still dealing with violent reprisals even months after they forced the eviction of residents from a controversial leftist squat house in Berlin.

Outrage after researcher denied entry to Russia

Outrage after researcher denied entry to Russia

Germany's foreign ministry summoned the Russian deputy ambassador to Berlin on Thursday over a German political scientist who was refused entry to the country at a Moscow airport.