Air-traffic controllers to strike at Frankfurt Airport

Air-traffic controllers to strike at Frankfurt Airport

Air traffic controllers on Thursday will stage a strike at Frankfurt’s airport in an action likely to cause serious delays and cancellations, their union announced Wednesday.

Snow and ice spread across the country

Snow and ice spread across the country

A brief warm-up in northern parts of Germany will be followed by stormy, rainy and snowy weather. The southern and western parts of the country are already covered with the white stuff and should expect even more.

Scientists discover world’s tiniest chameleon

Scientists discover world’s tiniest chameleon

A group of German and American scientists have discovered what they believe is the smallest chameleon in the world on the island nation of Madagascar.

Germany warns of ‘bottomless pit’ in Greece

Germany warns of ‘bottomless pit’ in Greece

Germany's finance minister warned on Wednesday that Berlin was not prepared to pour money into what he termed a "bottomless pit" in Greece, after eurozone ministers put a new bailout for Athens on hold.

Rhineland faces road chaos after bridge fire

Rhineland faces road chaos after bridge fire

Huge traffic delays caused this week by a motorway pile-up in the Rhineland could continue for 18 months, after engineers said a fire damaged an autobahn bridge on the A57 so badly it will have to be torn down and rebuilt.

Meryl Streep wins Golden Bear for life work

Meryl Streep wins Golden Bear for life work

Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, continuing her sweep through awards season Tuesday evening by picking up a Golden Bear lifetime achievement prize at the Berlin film festival, confessed she might be overrated.

Police clear Stuttgart 21 protest camp

Police clear Stuttgart 21 protest camp

Police cleared 1,000 protesters from a park at the Stuttgart 21 construction site overnight, making way for further work on the controversial rail project. Protesters set up barricades and some even encased their arms in concrete.

German economy shrinks at end of 2011

German economy shrinks at end of 2011

The eurozone debt crisis brought the German economy, Europe's biggest, to a standstill at the end of last year, data showed Wednesday - but the pause in growth will prove only temporary, analysts said.

Canada wants military base in Germany

Canada wants military base in Germany

Canada plans to set up a military base in Germany under a deal that will allow the expanding Canadian military to increase its global reach.

Stowaway found clinging to outside of train

Stowaway found clinging to outside of train

A ticket inspector on a train racing through the sub-zero German countryside at night was astounded to find a stowaway clinging to the outside of a carriage on the more than nine-hour journey from Berlin to Amsterdam.

Should the childless pay more tax?

Should the childless pay more tax?

A group of young German MPs have proposed that people who do not have children should pay extra tax to help pay for social services in the future. In the light of Germany’s low birth rate, should those not producing offspring pay more? Have your say.

Barca beat Leverkusen

Barca beat Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen look set for a speedy exit from the Champions League after going down 1-3 at home against title holders Barcelona on Tuesday night.