Lowest German exports for three years

Lowest German exports for three years

The German export industry - one of the main pillars of the country's economy - dropped to its lowest point since 2009 in August, sparking fears that the euro crisis is finally catching up with one of Europe's stronger nations.

US-German relations ailing, says ex-FM

US-German relations ailing, says ex-FM

A former German foreign minister has voiced concern for German-American relations in the approach to the US presidential election. Re-electing President Barack Obama would be the “better option” for Europe, he said in an interview.

11 injured as smoke fills plane in Cologne

11 injured as smoke fills plane in Cologne

Eleven people were injured, four seriously, when a passenger plane at Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport filled with smoke shortly after landing on Monday morning, emergency services announced.

Dead businessman ‘could be victim of contract hit’

Dead businessman ‘could be victim of contract hit’

A German businessman who was found shot dead next to his Mercedes in Bremen’s largest parking garage at the weekend. Police are not ruling out a contract killing.

Man dies as playground dare backfires

Man dies as playground dare backfires

A 20-year-old German was flung from a children's roundabout and died after a dare backfired on Sunday afternoon. His friends, who face involuntary manslaughter charges, taped him to the carousel and used a car to spin it round.

Greens call for €200 ‘cash for clunker fridges’

Greens call for €200 ‘cash for clunker fridges’

One of Germany’s largest environmental organizations and the Greens are calling for consumers to get an extra €200 when they turn in old household appliances to buy the most energy-efficient models.

Minister: former East Germany needs a trillion

Minister: former East Germany needs a trillion

Eastern Germany needs €1,000 billion in investment to bring it in line with the economic power of the west by 2030, the Thuringia state economy minister said on Monday.

Lufthansa crews call new strike for Tuesday

Lufthansa crews call new strike for Tuesday

Cabin staff at German airline Lufthansa will hold a fresh strike which is expected to have a bigger impact than recent walkouts, their union said Sunday.

German MP visits Assange in embassy

German MP visits Assange in embassy

German far-left MP Sevim Dagdelen on Sunday visited Julian Asange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since June, and afterwards expressed her solidarity with the Wikileaks founder.

Berliners protest after rabbi beating

Berliners protest after rabbi beating

About 1,500 people rallied in Berlin Sunday in support of a rabbi who was brutally beaten in front of his young daughter, allegedly by a group of Arab youths.