Unreliable weather rains on Intersport results

Unreliable weather rains on Intersport results

Unusual weather has created problems for Intersport, Germany’s biggest sports shop chain, taking the blame for a 4-percent-drop in profits over the first nine months of this year compared with last.

Aldi dynasty continue to lead German rich list

Aldi dynasty continue to lead German rich list

The best business to get into in Germany seems to be discount supermarkets - the owners of Aldi, Lidl and Kaufland again top the list of the country’s richest people.

Leftist extremists claim rail arson attacks

Leftist extremists claim rail arson attacks

Train services between Berlin and Hamburg were severely disrupted on Monday after a sabotage attack on rail lines claimed by leftist extremists. Federal police also said they had foiled an arson attack on the German capital’s main train station.

Parents believe their ethnically Turkish children disadvantaged

Parents believe their ethnically Turkish children disadvantaged

Most parents of ethnically Turkish children in Germany say they are dissatisfied with the way their kids are being educated, according to a survey seen by Der Spiegel magazine.

Westerwelle praises Poland’s ‘vote for Europe’

Westerwelle praises Poland’s ‘vote for Europe’

Germany on Monday welcomed the outcome of the Polish general election, calling it a "vote for Europe" after the campaign was marred by an opposition leader's anti-German tirade.

Ikea helps Chemnitz renovate iconic Karl Marx statue

Ikea helps Chemnitz renovate iconic Karl Marx statue

As Germany's most famous statue of socialist theorist Karl Marx marks its 40th anniversary, Chemnitz is spending nearly €100,000 on cosmetic renovations for the landmark with help from furniture store Ikea.

Merkel visits Vietnam, Mongolia to talk trade

Merkel visits Vietnam, Mongolia to talk trade

Fresh from a euro crisis meeting with France, German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks Monday on a visit to Vietnam and Mongolia, hoping to clinch deals on trade and precious raw materials.

Microsoft’s Streetside better accepted than Google’s Street View

Microsoft’s Streetside better accepted than Google’s Street View

Microsoft’s Streetside service, which allows users to see virtual views of streets and houses, in a similar way to Google’s Street View is only generating a fraction of the opposition.

Schröder offers plan to save Europe

Schröder offers plan to save Europe

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has called for radical moves to be made to save Europe from its growing financial crisis in what he calls his “Agenda 2012.”

Satellite set to crash to earth in coming weeks

Satellite set to crash to earth in coming weeks

A German research satellite has left its orbit and is heading for earth, with scientists saying pieces could hit the earth when it re-enters the atmosphere in the next few weeks.

Police nab alleged con-man in Dominican Republic

Police nab alleged con-man in Dominican Republic

Police in the Dominican Republic have captured a German man on the run from authorities after he allegedly stole €47 million from clients in a massive case of investment fraud.