Merkel disappointed with G20 commitment

Merkel disappointed with G20 commitment

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Friday that the G20 summit may break up without agreeing a much needed financial boost for Europe's rescue fund for indebted countries.

Germany to enjoy bumper tax revenue

Germany to enjoy bumper tax revenue

This year promises to be a bumper year for Germany in terms of tax revenues, allowing the eurozone's powerhouse economy to make further progress in bringing down its deficit, new data showed Friday.

German team offered big bonus for Euro2012 win

German team offered big bonus for Euro2012 win

The German Football Association (DFB) has increased its win bonus for the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine next year. Each player will get €300,000 should Germany carry home the title.

New law eases job market for immigrants

New law eases job market for immigrants

A new law designed to force German employers to recognize foreign qualifications passed its final hurdle in the German parliament, the Bundesrat, on Friday.

Website offers cow killing options for tastier beef

Website offers cow killing options for tastier beef

A German website is offering its carnivorous customers the option of having cows slaughtered in the field while they graze for supposedly more delicious beef.

Nails on chalkboard noise mystery solved

Nails on chalkboard noise mystery solved

A team of German and Austrian scientists say they’ve identified why the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard is so annoying. It’s a combination of the shape of the ear canal and the power of suggestion.

German TV boldly shows ‘Nazi’ Star Trek episode

German TV boldly shows ‘Nazi’ Star Trek episode

An episode of the original Star Trek series in which Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock dress up as Nazis to infiltrate a far-right alien regime is to be aired on public television in Germany for the first time ever Friday night.

Lufthansa agrees to sell British Midland

Lufthansa agrees to sell British Midland

German airline Lufthansa said on Friday it has agreed in principle to sell its loss-making unit British Midland to the International Airlines Group, the holding company of British Airways.

Commerzbank ditches targets on Greek losses

Commerzbank ditches targets on Greek losses

Germany's second-biggest bank Commerzbank abandoned on Friday its profit target for next year after writedowns on its Greek bond holdings pushed it deeply into the red in the third quarter.

Ai Weiwei ‘corpse’ causes arty uproar in small town

Ai Weiwei ‘corpse’ causes arty uproar in small town

Prosecutors will file no charges in the case of art exhibition featuring a mock corpse of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, which caused a commotion in a small Rhineland-Palatinate town.

Germany to boost growth and balance trade flows

Germany to boost growth and balance trade flows

The world's most successful exporters, led by China and Germany, will take new measures to boost domestic consumer demand, according to a draft statement debated at the G20 summit Thursday.

Kitting out babies the German way

Kitting out babies the German way

Motherhood in the Fatherland follows mum Sabine Devins as she navigates the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany. In the latest instalment, she outfits her baby the German way.