German objections stop euro firewall talks

German objections stop euro firewall talks

German reluctance to boost funds to prevent debt contagion pushed the EU on Tuesday into cancelling eurozone talks on the matter despite pressure from G20 ministers.

Nazi salutes aimed at Israeli footballer

Nazi salutes aimed at Israeli footballer

Both the Israeli embassy in Berlin and the German Football Federation (DFB) have condemned the racist insults and Nazi salutes aimed at Kaiserslautern striker Itay Shechter during a training session.

Germany revs up traffic violations system

Germany revs up traffic violations system

German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer on Tuesday unveiled a new system of traffic violation points which could mean 10 percent more drivers lose their licences in the land of the high-speed autobahn each year.

House of Prussia sells historical diamond

House of Prussia sells historical diamond

The House of Prussia is selling one of the world’s largest and most historically-significant diamonds, the Beau Sancy, which has only been put on public display four times in the last half-century.

Consumer confidence hits year high

Consumer confidence hits year high

German consumer confidence hit its highest level in a year, data showed on Tuesday, fuelled by households' rising income expectations despite the eurozone debt crisis.

Müller and Pepsi unite to bring Yanks yoghurt

Müller and Pepsi unite to bring Yanks yoghurt

The Theo Müller company, Germany’s biggest dairy, has announced it was joining forces with American beverage giant Pepsi to sell yoghurt products in the United States.

Court rules rapid euro crisis group illegal

Court rules rapid euro crisis group illegal

Germany's top court ruled on Tuesday that a small fast-track committee set up to approve emergency steps for fighting the eurozone crisis was illegal.

Kohl: Europe still about war and peace

Kohl: Europe still about war and peace

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has warned against losing confidence in the benefits of a united Europe, saying “the bad ghosts of the past” were not gone and that the continent remained, “a question of war and peace.”

Frankfurt Airport union aims for total shut-down

Frankfurt Airport union aims for total shut-down

The union organising the strike at Frankfurt Airport is mobilising air traffic controllers on Wednesday to force a complete shut-down of Germany’s busiest air hub.

Herring fleet nets record catch despite seals

Herring fleet nets record catch despite seals

Germany’s herring fleet is netting record catches, pulling in five times as many fish than normally seen at this time of year, despite complaints from fishermen about hungry seals.