Commerzbank beefs up financial situation

Commerzbank beefs up financial situation

Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank needing €5.3 billion in fresh funds, said Wednesday a repurchase of securities will beef up its core capital by more than €700 million.

Merkel sees birth of ‘true political union’ in Europe

Merkel sees birth of ‘true political union’ in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday a "true political union" was emerging after European leaders backed tighter budget policing but she warned the euro crisis would take years to resolve.

Winter storm barrels towards Germany

Winter storm barrels towards Germany

A fierce winter storm is heading towards Germany, with gale force winds and rain forecast for the rest of the week, according the German Weather Service (DWD).

Teen fined for sitting on train’s first class stairs

Teen fined for sitting on train’s first class stairs

A German teen has been fined by railway operator Deutsche Bahn for sitting on a set of stairs that technically was part of a train's first class section.

FDP general secretary Lindner resigns

FDP general secretary Lindner resigns

Christian Lindner, the general secretary of Germany’s Free Democrats (FDP), resigned on Wednesday amid controversy surrounding a grassroots attempt to derail the euro rescue fund by party members.

Nine charged in US in Siemens corruption case

Nine charged in US in Siemens corruption case

Nine former Siemens executives and agents of the German industrial giant have been charged in the United States with allegedly bribing Argentine government officials, according to the US authorities.

Bavarian ski slopes open

Bavarian ski slopes open

Several ski resorts in Bavaria are preparing to open for the season this weekend after waiting patiently for enough snow.

English town ends twinning with Germany

English town ends twinning with Germany

The English town of Bishop’s Stortford has been caught up in Britain’s euro row when the council ended its twinning programme with Friedberg in the German state of Hesse just as Prime Minister David Cameron wielded his fateful veto in Brussels.

Beating the holiday bag blues at Frankfurt Airport

Beating the holiday bag blues at Frankfurt Airport

Long lines and lost luggage make travelling during the holidays as much fun as an eggnog hangover. Caitlan Carroll spoke with the experts at Frankfurt Airport to ensure you’ll at least arrive at your destination with your bag.

Wind energy leaders eye US expansion

Wind energy leaders eye US expansion

German energy companies, well-established leaders in harvesting wind power, are focusing on exporting turbines to the growing US market as European turf becomes scarce. Erin Huggins reports.