Germany signs €3 bln in deals with Kazakhstan

Germany signs €3 bln in deals with Kazakhstan

Germany and Kazakhstan signed agreements Wednesday worth €3 billion ($4 billion) to cooperate on raw materials, industry and technology in Berlin.

Drunken Munich U-Bahn train driver busted

Drunken Munich U-Bahn train driver busted

A drunken train driver for Munich’s U-Bahn metro has been relieved of his duties after being busted driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.2 percent.

Arctic cold wreaks quirky havoc across Germany

Arctic cold wreaks quirky havoc across Germany

The bitter cold is wreaking havoc across Germany in unexpected ways, with the subzero temperatures freezing an ice cream factory, forcing gravediggers to use jackhammers and driving penguins indoors. But Hamburg can look forward to a party.

Exports top €1 trillion despite euro crisis

Exports top €1 trillion despite euro crisis

German exports topped €1 trillion for the first time in 2011, but fell at year-end as the eurozone debt crisis hit demand for goods made in Germany, official data showed on Wednesday.

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

Merkel helps boost conservatives’ popularity

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are flying high in a new opinion poll, which shows them garnering their best result since her beleaguered centre-right coalition took power in 2009.

GM threatens major job cuts at Opel

GM threatens major job cuts at Opel

German carmaker Opel was left to prepare for the worst on Tuesday as its US parent company General Motors announced “horrendous” fourth quarter losses and warned of factory closures at its ailing European unit.

Action! Babelsberg film studio fêtes 100 years

Action! Babelsberg film studio fêtes 100 years

The world's oldest major film studio celebrates its 100th birthday this month with Hollywood stars and European players ready to toast Germany's mythic Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin. AFP's Deborah Cole reports.

Minister calls for school ‘Facebook lessons’

Minister calls for school ‘Facebook lessons’

Family Minister Kristina Schröder has called on Germany’s high schools to teach the dangers of social networks on the internet.

German papers win paparazzi case in Europe

German papers win paparazzi case in Europe

German media outlets did not infringe on celebrities' privacy rights when they printed sensitive photographs or stories, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.

Immunisations and anal pharmacists

Immunisations and anal pharmacists

Motherhood in the Fatherland follows mum Sabine Devins as she navigates the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany. In the latest instalment, she tackles immunisations and baby pharmaceuticals.