Germany offers to send tax men to Greece

Germany offers to send tax men to Greece

The German government is prepared to send 160 financial experts to Greece to help the country overhaul its tax collection, the business weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported Saturday.

Frankfurt Airport strike looms as talks collapse

Frankfurt Airport strike looms as talks collapse

Frankfurt Airport's tarmac traffic controllers announced Saturday they will renew strikes after wage negotiations broke down. Their union said it will give 24 hours’ notice before workers walk off the job at Germany's biggest air hub.

Secret services ramp up online surveillance

Secret services ramp up online surveillance

German secret services have ramped up surveillance of online communications in the fight against terrorism. A new report reveals the authorities accessed 37 million emails and data connections in 2010 - five times as many as in 2009.

Teens escape autobahn bus blaze

Teens escape autobahn bus blaze

A bus carrying about 50 schoolchildren home from a class trip caught on fire early Saturday on the A7 motorway near Soltau in Lower Saxony. No-one was seriously injured, but several teenagers were treated for cuts and smoke inhalation.

Bundesbank boss defends crisis record

Bundesbank boss defends crisis record

The head of Germany's powerful central bank defended his country's crisis-fighting record ahead of a G20 meeting during which Berlin is likely to come under pressure to do more.

Fashion designer Jil Sander returns to label

Fashion designer Jil Sander returns to label

German fashion designer Jil Sander will be returning to the company that bears her name nearly eight years after resigning, the brand has announced.