Mayan ‘apocalypse’ codex goes on display

Mayan ‘apocalypse’ codex goes on display

The famous Dresdner Codex, one of the original Mayan books that set the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012, went on display in Dresden on Friday as part of an exhibition on the apocalyptic prophecy.

VW more than doubles net profit in 2011

VW more than doubles net profit in 2011

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, said on Friday it more than doubled net profit last year as worldwide sales topped the eight-billion mark for the first time.

German-Iranian friction boosts Bratwurst prices

German-Iranian friction boosts Bratwurst prices

The beloved Nürnberger Bratwurst is the latest victim of escalating tensions over Iran's nuclear programme. German butchers complained Friday that the diplomatic crisis was driving up the price of sausage casing.

Germans ditch Afghan base after Koran burning

Germans ditch Afghan base after Koran burning

Escalating unrest following the burning of the Koran by US soldiers has forced Germany to give up one of its Afghanistan bases earlier than planned.

Man admits giving gun to neo-Nazi terrorists

Man admits giving gun to neo-Nazi terrorists

A suspected associate of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) extremist gang that terrorized minorities between 2000 and 2007 has admitted to supplying the gang with a weapon it used in the killings, according his lawyer.

Robust growth, low joblessness slash deficit

Robust growth, low joblessness slash deficit

Robust growth and record low unemployment enabled Germany to slash its public deficit last year, even though the economy shrank slightly in the last quarter, official data showed on Friday.

Bibliophile bureaucrat banged up for book burglary

Bibliophile bureaucrat banged up for book burglary

A German official from the Hesse state culture ministry has been arrested for stealing more than 13,000 precious books from libraries across the country. He was caught red-handed, weighed down by 53 books found on him.

Cut in solar power support sparks row

Cut in solar power support sparks row

Opposition parties accused Germany’s environment and economy ministers of endangering thousands of jobs as well as the country’s switch to renewables by cutting solar power subsidies.

Germany wants Serbia in European Union

Germany wants Serbia in European Union

Germany firmly supports Serbia's EU candidacy and would like to see it given a green light at next week's EU summit, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Thursday.

Company issued false ‘idiot tests’

Company issued false ‘idiot tests’

A German company has been accused of running fake “idiot tests” – special examinations drivers accused of driving under the influence have to take before being allowed back behind the wheel.

Bankruptcy hitting the young and elderly

Bankruptcy hitting the young and elderly

Despite Germany’s continuing economic strength, the number of people declaring bankruptcy is increasing among the young and the elderly – a worrying sign according to one of the country’s top credit rating agencies.