No referendum for Germany on EU

No referendum for Germany on EU

A referendum in Germany on transferring more sovereignty to the European level will not happen anytime soon it was announced on Monday, after being raised in an interview with the country's finance minister.

New national spy HQ to open a year late

New national spy HQ to open a year late

Germany’s new spy headquarters currently being built in Berlin will be finished a year late – and at considerably greater cost than initially planned, it was announced on Monday.

Tribe claims ‘sacred’ Berlin peace project rock

Tribe claims ‘sacred’ Berlin peace project rock

A German sculptor whose collection of rocks from around the world was meant to be a world peace project has found himself at the centre of a campaign by Venezuelan indigenous people to get their boulder back.

Germany to face Italy in semi-final

Germany to face Italy in semi-final

Germany and defending champions Spain remain the favourites to fight out a repeat of their Euro 2008 final meeting as the present edition heads into the semi-final stage.

Bavarian firms: tax check once in 250 years

Bavarian firms: tax check once in 250 years

Small businesses in Bavaria have little to fear when it comes to having the tax collectors paying them a visit – they are likely to be checked only once in 250 years.

I stripped for Spencer – making art in Munich

I stripped for Spencer – making art in Munich

Photographic artist Spencer Tunick created his latest mass nude shoot at Munich’s Nationaltheater at the weekend. Christine Madden stripped off along with 1,699 others to become art.

Germany ‘owes half its foreign aid pledges’

Germany ‘owes half its foreign aid pledges’

Germany is billions of euros behind in its pledged foreign aid payments, according to a new report issued on Monday which says only about half of what the country is pledging is actually paid.

BMW expands green venture with Toyota

BMW expands green venture with Toyota

Germany's BMW is expanding a tie-up with Toyota Motor on hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle technology as the global automakers push further into the "green" market, a report said Monday.

Berlin baby born on back seat of police car

Berlin baby born on back seat of police car

A Berlin woman gave birth in the back of a police car on Saturday afternoon, after her husband was stuck behind a gay pride parade and could not make it home to take her to hospital.

Grandmother suspected of killing toddler

Grandmother suspected of killing toddler

German police arrested a 55-year-old woman on Saturday evening on suspicion of killing her two-year-old granddaughter by cutting her throat, after the girl’s parents left her with her grandparents.