Bid to halt Stuttgart 21 rail project fails

Bid to halt Stuttgart 21 rail project fails

Opponents of the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project failed to get enough votes in Sunday's referendum to force the state to stop funding it.

Berlin faces isolation on ECB euro rescue role

Berlin faces isolation on ECB euro rescue role

Germany faced mounting pressure Sunday to let the European Central Bank (ECB) save the crisis-hit eurozone, as reports surfaced of IMF contingency bailout planning for a re-modelled Italy.

Germany backs peace talks with the Taliban

Germany backs peace talks with the Taliban

Germany's foreign and defence ministers called Sunday for the Taliban to be included in Afghanistan peace talks, ahead of a major international conference for the war-ravaged country next month.

Greens weigh support for NPD ban

Greens weigh support for NPD ban

The Greens will only support a new attempt at banning the neo-Nazi NPD political party if there is a good chance the effort will succeed, members said Sunday at their party conference in Kiel.

Berlin-Hamburg train route re-opens after fire

Berlin-Hamburg train route re-opens after fire

Trains are running once again between Berlin and Hamburg after workers cleared the rail lines Saturday evening following a suspected arsonist fire on the tracks.

Stuttgart 21 vote underway

Stuttgart 21 vote underway

Voters in the German state of Baden-Württemberg go to the polls Sunday to let authorities know whether the controversial, multi-billion euro Stuttgart 21 rail project should get state government support or not.

Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT

Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT

Investigators looking into the neo-Nazi terrorist group based in Thuringia are worried that far-right extremists may be in possession of the remaining 38 kilos (83.8 pounds) of TNT stolen from the German army’s storage unit in the area.

Police clear protestors from nuke train path

Police clear protestors from nuke train path

Police early Sunday began to clear thousands of anti-nuclear protestors from railroad tracks to allow the passage of a train carrying radioactive waste from France for to a storage facility in Lower Saxony.