Germany


Greek aid extension tipped to win German approval

2015-02-27 12:49

A majority of German lawmakers are expected to back an extension of Greece's rescue package, despite plans by conservatives to rebel against Merkel's government.

German unemployment dips more than forecast

2015-02-26 20:00

German unemployment fell for the fifth consecutive month in February, dropping twice as much as forecast with the pickup in economy, driving a gain in hiring.

German consumer confidence hits 13-year high

2015-02-26 10:30

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as rising optimism about the economy persuade German shoppers to open their wallets.

German law quotas for women to reach an end

2015-02-24 15:30

A controversial German law that seeks female representation in boards of large firms, which has been in development for years, has reached its final stages.

Germany's IG Metall union agrees 3.4% wage rise

2015-02-24 10:16

Germany's biggest trade union, IG Metall, has agreed to a 3.4% wage increase for one year for the southwest region plus a one-off payment of €150.

How Greece came to the brink

2015-02-23 15:30

Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble has stopped Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis in his tracks, forcing Athens to extend a bailout programme.

Pope, Merkel discuss Ukraine, poverty

2015-02-21 16:41

Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the fight against poverty during a private audience at the Vatican.

Germany softens tone ahead of Greek debt talks

2015-02-20 15:45

European Union paymaster Germany has softened its tone as eurozone finance ministers raced to break a deadlock over Athens' debts.

Germany holds up Greek bid for loan extension

2015-02-20 09:45

Germany has rejected a Greek proposal for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan agreement, saying it was "not a substantial solution."

German employment hits record high

2015-02-19 16:31

German employment has hit its highest level in 25 years at the end of 2014 as a pickup in Europe's biggest economy helped to drive hiring.

 

German nurse gets life for thrill killings

2015-02-26 21:07

A German nurse who estimates he killed about 30 patients with injections of a cardiac drug has been jailed for life on two specimen murder charges.

Jewish leader: Don't wear kippa in Muslim areas

2015-02-26 13:51

Germany's top Jewish leader is suggesting that Jews shouldn't wear the traditional skullcap, or kippa, in areas with large Muslim populations.

Can of Zyklon B poison gas found in Germany

2015-02-25 17:02

Workers clearing a small garden in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labelled "Zyklon B" - the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz.

Greece makes more concessions to eurozone

2015-02-24 13:45

Greece's new leftist-led government has climbed down further to eurozone creditors on its plans to halt privatisations, boost welfare and raise the minimum wage.

Germans losing trust in trade deal with US

2015-02-23 17:00

Support among the German population for a controversial trade deal between the EU and the US has diminished significantly in recent months.

No victory for Germany in debt clash with Greece

2015-02-23 10:00

The bailout extension deal Germany and its European partners clinched with Greece was not a feel-good victory, nor one that bodes well for a single currency bloc.

ECB prepares for a Greece exit from eurozone

2015-02-20 18:00

The European Central Bank is preparing for the event that Greece leaves the euro zone and its staff are readying contingency plans for how the rest of the bloc could be kept intact.

German tax receipts continue to rise

2015-02-20 14:00

German tax receipts have risen by 4.1% in January compared to the same month last year, according to a report.

German nurse apologises for 30 'thrill killings'

2015-02-19 23:34

A German former nurse who has admitted killing over 30 hospital patients with lethal injections in a thrill-seeking game to try to revive them, has apologised to relatives of the victims.

German anatomist opens corpse museum in Berlin

2015-02-17 21:08

German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, dubbed "Doctor Death" for preserving and displaying dead bodies as artworks, will open a museum in Berlin to showcase the grisly exhibits.

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