Germans Start Slow at 2012 World Series of Poker
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Germans Start Slow at 2012 World Series of Poker

Capping last year with the ultimate victory – Pius Heinz’s $9 million win in the Main Event – and seeing several impressive results so far this year on the European Poker Tour, hopes were high for German players heading into the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Green energy cable to link Germany and Norway

Green energy cable to link Germany and Norway

German renewable energy sources will be linked to Norwegian storage plants via a new sea cable to be completed by 2018, grid operators said on Thursday as they outlined plans to build it.

UK magazine: Merkel ‘most dangerous leader’

UK magazine: Merkel ‘most dangerous leader’

A left-wing British magazine has called German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world’s most dangerous leader whose approach to the euro crisis may have brought the world to the edge of a second Great Depression.

Bavarian graphite mine reopens on higher prices

Bavarian graphite mine reopens on higher prices

A graphite mine in Bavaria reopened on Thursday as rising prices of raw material imports from China made German mining profitable once again. Meanwhile, the search is on to find sources of expensive raw materials closer to home.

Germany ratifies EU fiscal pact

Germany ratifies EU fiscal pact

Germany's government and opposition clinched an accord Thursday to ratify the EU fiscal pact and new aid fund but its top court called into question the timing of the latter's entry into force.

What’s on in Germany: June 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany: June 21 – 27

This Week's Highlights: Malkovich in Munich, Harleys in Hamburg, a parade of cultures in Frankfurt, and Fete de la Musique in Berlin.

Ten tell-tale signs that you’ve gone native

Ten tell-tale signs that you’ve gone native

Do you wait religiously for the green man? Do you leave passive-aggressive notes on your neighbours' bikes? You may have been in Germany too long. The latest Local List diagnoses the various stages of this serious condition.

Weather watchers warn of washout weekend

Weather watchers warn of washout weekend

Heavy rain and storms lashed Germany this week, toppling trees, blocking roads, flooding houses and resulting at least one death. In Berlin, music festival organisers are bracing themselves for a wash-out weekend.

Car workers get early night to watch football

Car workers get early night to watch football

German car makers are closing early on Friday so workers can catch the Euro 2012 quarter final where Germany plays Greece, with more promising the same if the team progresses in the tournament.

Court: refugees must be treated equally

Court: refugees must be treated equally

Around 130,000 refugees in Germany currently subsisting on food stamps and pocket money worth 40 percent less than the basic social support are likely to soon be granted a better standard of living.

Merkel welcomes new Greek prime minister

Merkel welcomes new Greek prime minister

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday congratulated new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras by phone and invited him for talks in Berlin.

Porn-kitsch king Koons conquers Frankfurt

Porn-kitsch king Koons conquers Frankfurt

King of pornographic kitsch Jeff Koons is being celebrated in a mammoth double retrospective across two of Frankfurt's main museums. Despite divided opinions, the exhibition is expected to break gallery attendance records.