Politics played a role in Stark’s exit from ECB

Politics played a role in Stark’s exit from ECB

Political reasons played an important role in his decision to leave his job at the European Central Bank, outgoing ECB chief economist Jürgen Stark told the Wirtschaftswoche magazine.

White Christmas likely in southern Germany

White Christmas likely in southern Germany

Chances for a White Christmas are running around 60 to 70 percent – especially if you’re in southern Germany, according to private weather forecasting firm Donnerwetter.

Bayern Munich ‘will be even better’ in 2012

Bayern Munich ‘will be even better’ in 2012

The football powerhouse of Bayern Munich will be even stronger in 2012, when Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben are fully fit, coach Jupp Heynckes predicted after a 10-man Bayern Munich routed Cologne 3-0 in their final German league match of the year.

Metro riders force attacking youths to flee

Metro riders force attacking youths to flee

Yet another incidence of violence in the Berlin U-Bahn was reported – this time four unknown youths attacked a 27-year-old metro rider early Saturday morning, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported.

Afghanistan troop withdrawl to begin in Jan

Afghanistan troop withdrawl to begin in Jan

The initial withdrawl of 100 German soliders from Afghanistan will not take place before Christmas and won’t be accompanied by a celebration, according to German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière.

Winter storm ‘Joachim’ blows over

Winter storm ‘Joachim’ blows over

The winter storm ‘Joachim’ had largely blown over Germany by Saturday morning and moved on to Poland, where at least four people were hurt, InfoRadio reported.