New Berlin airport gearing up for summer opening

New Berlin airport gearing up for summer opening

The new Berlin airport, expected to start operations in a little more than six months, has entered a key test phase and authorities are determined to figure out problems ahead of the June 3, 2012 opening.

Nuclear waste train trundles towards protests

Nuclear waste train trundles towards protests

Thousands of anti-nuclear protestors were awaiting the arrival of a train carrying radioactive nuclear waste from France to its destination in northern Germany Saturday.

Toyota discusses green car alliance with BMW

Toyota discusses green car alliance with BMW

Japanese auto giant Toyota is in discussions with Germany's BMW over a partnership in eco-friendly cars, according to report Saturday in the business daily Nikkei.

Former chief judge backs exploring NPD ban

Former chief judge backs exploring NPD ban

A new legal effort to ban Germany's far-right NPD party should be considered, according to the former high court judge that presided over the last failed attempt.

Pope sued for not wearing seat belt

Pope sued for not wearing seat belt

A man from Dortmund has filed a complaint against Pope Benedikt XVI for not wearing a seat belt in his "Popemobile" during his last trip to Germany.

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

Girl sends lone Knut memorial entry

A seven-year-old girl has sent in the only design for a proposed memorial to Berlin's late celebrity polar bear Knut.