Top marks for Germany from US ratings agency

Top marks for Germany from US ratings agency

The international credit rating agency Fitch on Wednesday affirmed Germany's top-notch triple-A (AAA) debt rating and said the outlook was stable.

Germans put the paddle to the medals

Germans put the paddle to the medals

Germany's paltry medal tally at the Olympic Games in London was given a boost by the country's paddle-wielding athletes on Wednesday, with four medals for the kayakers, and a bronze for the ping pong team.

Tourist killed in boating accident

Tourist killed in boating accident

A 22-year-old German woman has died and teenager seriously injured after a boating accident on holiday in Turkey, it was reported on Wednesday. She was thrown from an inflatable ring into another boat.

African swine fever ‘could cost billions’

African swine fever ‘could cost billions’

German pig keeping experts warned on Wednesday that if the African swine fever spreading across Russia and Ukraine hits Germany, damages could cost billions of euros and spark mass culls.

Swiss bank buys up German debts

Swiss bank buys up German debts

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is buying up German debts to protect the Swiss franc and the country's exports. The move provides some much-needed backing for the German economy.

Germany braces for yet another airline strike

Germany braces for yet another airline strike

Cabin staff of the German airline Lufthansa have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over wage increases and the use of temporary crew members, labour union UFO said on Wednesday.

Millionaire dentist falls to death ‘after lovers’ tiff’

Millionaire dentist falls to death ‘after lovers’ tiff’

A retired German millionaire who fell out of a window and died may have been trying to get into his building after he was locked out by his 20-something-year-old lover, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Gold glory for German discus thrower

Gold glory for German discus thrower

Robert Harting won the men's Olympic discus title on Tuesday with a throw of 68.27 metres to give Germany their first athletics gold medal of the London Games.

Juncker: Greek exit manageable, but it’ll hurt

Juncker: Greek exit manageable, but it’ll hurt

Eurozone finance ministers' group chief Jean-Claude Juncker told a German broadcaster on Tuesday that a Greek exit from the eurozone would be "manageable" but not "desirable."

‘Cops punched me,’ says Megaupload millionaire

‘Cops punched me,’ says Megaupload millionaire

German internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, AKA Kim Schmitz, has accused New Zealand police of "kicking and punching" him as they raided his house in Auckland, as his trial for internet piracy and fraud re-started.