American love affair with Germany deepens

American love affair with Germany deepens

US citizens just can't get enough of those Germans, according to a new poll published on Wednesday, which showed that Americans think they share more values with Germany than any other non-English-speaking country.

Rare ‘century plant’ blooms in Bavaria

Rare ‘century plant’ blooms in Bavaria

Green-fingered Germans are rejoicing after news spread on Wednesday that an American agave plant is flowering in Bavaria - a rare occurrence in the horticultural world.

Volkswagen set to invest €14 bln in China

Volkswagen set to invest €14 bln in China

Volkswagen is to invest around €14 billion in a new factory in China, with an official announcement and contract signing on Monday, in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

Driving age could be lowered to 16

Driving age could be lowered to 16

German teenagers could soon be allowed to drive cars aged just 16 – but would be slapped with an 80 kph speed limit, under plans being considered by the government.

US solar panel firm leaves gloomy Germany

US solar panel firm leaves gloomy Germany

German solar energy took another blow this week when US company First Solar confirmed the closure of a Brandenburg factory and the loss of more than 1,200 jobs. The collapse is particularly bitter as the firm had recently doubled production.

Booty spot to be stripped to stop al fresco sex

Booty spot to be stripped to stop al fresco sex

Bavarian open-air sex enthusiasts whose antics have led to an island in southern Germany to be dubbed “Porno Island” may finally be forced to go inside – the local authorities are stripping the area of its bushes.

Extended Somalia pirate plan creates waves

Extended Somalia pirate plan creates waves

Germany could fly bombing missions into Somalia to destroy pirate bases, if a plan set to be discussed in cabinet on Wednesday is adopted. The idea has infuriated opposition parties who described it as senseless and dangerous.

European final in sight as Bayern beat Madrid

European final in sight as Bayern beat Madrid

Bayern Munich made a huge leap towards the Champions League final in their Allianz Arena home after Mario Gomez netted a late winner in the 90th minute, completing a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid, in Tuesday's semi-final first leg.

Poll: Sexiest Germans are Hamburgers

Poll: Sexiest Germans are Hamburgers

It's official: a new poll has decreed that the sexiest singles in Germany live in the northern city of Hamburg. Munich is the best German city for the single lifestyle, while Frankfurt is only good for work.