Anti-gentrification protesters disrupt Berlin luxury property tour

Anti-gentrification protesters disrupt Berlin luxury property tour

Anti-gentrification activists protesting rising rents in Berlin disrupted a tour of luxury flats organised by a property internet portal on Thursday evening.

Frankfurt Airport expands with new runway

Frankfurt Airport expands with new runway

Germany’s biggest airport was expanded by a runway on Friday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel ceremonially landed in Frankfurt on it in a government plane.

Merkel sees bigger Greek debt write down

Merkel sees bigger Greek debt write down

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her party there will likely be an increase in the write down of Greek debt, while trying to play down reports of disagreements with France over the European debt crisis.

Munich bans Rammstein on Christian holy day

Munich bans Rammstein on Christian holy day

Controversial rock band Rammstein has been banned from performing in Munich on a German Christian holy day commemorating the dead – even though other concerts are allowed on November 20.

Business confidence drops again amid crisis

Business confidence drops again amid crisis

German business confidence deteriorated for the fourth month in a row in October, data showed on Friday, as Europe's economic powerhouse begins to feel the pain of the region's debt crisis.

Facebook to give German state privacy exemption

Facebook to give German state privacy exemption

Facebook has offered a special exemption from its data handling practices to Schleswig-Holstein after the northern German state's data protection commissioner complained about the online social network's popular "like" button.

Insurer covered terrorist wanted internationally

Insurer covered terrorist wanted internationally

German insurer Victoria ignored warnings from intelligence services and insured an internationally wanted terrorist for more than two years – with policies worth up to €2 million – according to internal papers seen by the Handelsblatt newspaper.

Bike revolution sparks clash with motorists

Bike revolution sparks clash with motorists

Germany might still be known for its high-speed autobahns, but in cities, bicycles are now so popular that a war of words has broken out between drivers and cyclists over who rules the road.

States aim to crack down on gambling halls

States aim to crack down on gambling halls

The German states are hoping to strongly regulate the country’s numerous gambling halls, which they say are a haven for addicts and crime.

Berlin welcomes departure of Qaddafi

Berlin welcomes departure of Qaddafi

The death of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and the accompanying hope that the country could now begin a new era, has been welcomed by German politicians – although many regretted the fact that he will never now face justice.

Obama in eurozone crisis talks with Merkel, others

Obama in eurozone crisis talks with Merkel, others

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron weighed in on the eurozone crisis with the French and German leaders Thursday, ahead of a crucial weekend EU summit, the White House said.