Merkel and Sarkozy: Hands off Central Bank

Merkel and Sarkozy: Hands off Central Bank

The leaders of Germany and France said the European Central Bank would not get a bigger role in alleviating the continent’s debt troubles, following a crisis meeting in Strasbourg.

Does ‘Baron Cut and Paste’s’ punishment fit the crime?

Does ‘Baron Cut and Paste’s’ punishment fit the crime?

Disgraced former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has escaped criminal prosecution for plagiarizing his doctoral dissertation – by making a $20,000 donation to charity. Is that really fair? Have your say.

Telekom braces for AT&T deal collapse

Telekom braces for AT&T deal collapse

US and German telecommunications giants AT&T and Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday they are preparing for the potential collapse of their $39-billion (€29-billion) deal for T-Mobile USA.

EU sues Germany over VW protection law

EU sues Germany over VW protection law

The European Commission decided Thursday to haul Germany before the top EU court for failing to scrap a law that protects auto giant Volkswagen from takeover bids.

Scientists find secret of limb regeneration

Scientists find secret of limb regeneration

Scientists at the University of Konstanz in southern Germany announced Thursday they have worked out how some animals can re-grow amputated limbs, successfully completing three decades of research.

Merck accuses US firm of Facebook page larceny

Merck accuses US firm of Facebook page larceny

German pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA has charged that US rival Merck and Co. somehow got control of its Facebook page and won’t give it back. To make matters worse, the company says the social network won’t help resolve the situation.

Business confidence rises despite euro fears

Business confidence rises despite euro fears

Signs that the debt crisis is striking at the core of the eurozone eased slightly on Thursday as business confidence in Germany, Europe's top economy, showed a surprise bounce.

Dortmund man named world’s most-pierced

Dortmund man named world’s most-pierced

Weighed down with 453 piercings, a 52-year-old Dortmund man has officially been named the most-pierced person by the book of Guinness World Records.

What’s on in Germany:  November 24 – 30

What’s on in Germany: November 24 – 30

This Week's Highlights: Brazilian film in Berlin, Dickens in Frankfurt, and chocolate in Tübingen.

Another neo-Nazi terror suspect arrested

Another neo-Nazi terror suspect arrested

German authorities on Thursday arrested then arraigned another suspected helper of a neo-Nazi terror group, as the authorities admitted files on the members of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) may have been destroyed.

Sarkozy, Merkel and Monti talk euro crisis

Sarkozy, Merkel and Monti talk euro crisis

The leaders of the eurozone's three largest economies will meet in Strasbourg on Thursday in a bid to resolve their differences over how to handle Europe's critical debt crisis.

Debt-rattled Greeks seek out the German Dream

Debt-rattled Greeks seek out the German Dream

Athens-born Elin Georgakila holds a degree in interior design, is full of energy and, seeing the doors close for her in debt-mired Greece, has turned to booming Germany as the land of opportunity. AFP's Celine Le Prioux reports.

Celebrating ‘Dankbarzeit’ in Germany

Celebrating ‘Dankbarzeit’ in Germany

As millions of people prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Jiffer Bourguignon cooks up her own German version of the intrinsically American holiday.

Expectations debunked on Champions League night

Expectations debunked on Champions League night

Expectations were reversed in the Champions League Wednesday night, as struggling Leverkusen earned a knock-out place by beating Chelsea, while in-form champions Dortmund were all but knocked out by Arsenal.