German automakers eye US market

German automakers eye US market

German automakers have big plans for the US market, several news reports suggested on Sunday.

Search for girl trapped in landslide called off

Search for girl trapped in landslide called off

The search for a 10-year-old girl believed to be trapped under a mudslide on an island off the north eastern coast of Germany was formally ended on Sunday.

Many seek switch to public health insurance

Many seek switch to public health insurance

Shocked by premium increases of as much as 50 percent, many Germans with private health insurance are seeking to switch to a national health plan, the news magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

Many brave Elbe for New Year’s swim

Many brave Elbe for New Year’s swim

Some 116 brave souls headed for the Elbe River on Sunday morning for the 14th annual Dresden New Year's swim.

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

Guttenberg says he’s ready for comeback

Disgraced former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is taking his first steps towards a political come-back, less than a year after his plagiarised doctorate forced him to resign.

Renewables ‘may not produce job boom’

Renewables ‘may not produce job boom’

Predictions that Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy will lead to the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the renewable energy sector have met with scepticism.

Merkel under pressure in president scandal

Merkel under pressure in president scandal

Germany's main opposition party increased its pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over President Christian Wulff, saying his scandal was hers and calling for new elections if he were to step down.