Germany


Dozens of billboards honoring Stalin put up in Russian city

2016-05-05 15:20

Billboards honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared across Russia's third-largest city ahead of the celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

German woman says she was held by horror house couple

2016-05-05 05:18

A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive and physically abused for around three months by a couple who are in custody over the deaths of two other women.

German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers

2016-05-03 17:16

Germany's Jews are divided over whether to welcome or oppose an unprecedented wave of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.

German intel chief: Terrorism threat 'complex'

2016-05-02 22:42

The head of Germany's intelligence agency says attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat.

German consumer morale on the rise - survey

2016-04-27 13:15

Consumer confidence in Germany is on the rise again as households feel that economic recovery will gather pace in the coming months, a poll finds.

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach: Economics strongest motivator for SAs moving to UK

2016-04-26 16:14

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach talks to Alec Hogg about migratory trends, with the latest wave of emigrants leaving for very different reasons to their predecessors.

Sold! Russian billionaire buys Germany's iconic Nurburgring

2016-04-26 11:18

A Russian billionaire is now the full owner of the famous Nurburgring, ahead of the German GP. He paid the equivalent of R1.2-billion!

VW postpones German recall of tainted sedans

2016-04-25 12:56

Volkswagen needs more time to finalise a fix for rigged Passat sedans in Germany, as the scandal-hit carmaker struggles to get a three-month-old recall on track.

Merkel, Obama in warm embrace

2016-04-24 18:10

President Barack Obama has started a two-day visit to Germany, hoping to counter deep public scepticism about a trans-Atlantic trade deal with Europe.

An SA petrolhead's bucket list: Driving the Nurburgring

2016-04-21 12:27

Driving the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife is at the top of every petrolhead’s bucket list – Aaron Borrill lives his dream.

 

Mercedes deny Rosberg 'favouritism' claims

2016-05-05 08:24

Mercedes released an open letter to fans dismissing social media claims that the team is deliberately favouring Nico Rosberg over world champion Lewis Hamilton.

German 'house of horrors' couple tortured, killed 2 women

2016-05-03 18:24

A German couple lured women to their village home with personal contact ads, then trapped, tortured and killed at least two of them, authorities say.

German jihadist goes on trial for war crimes in Syria

2016-05-03 16:23

A 21-year-old German jihadist has gone on trial for war crimes in Syria after allegedly posing for photographs next to the severed heads of two victims of the conflict.

Mick Schumacher picks up more Formula 4 points

2016-05-01 22:21

Mick Schumacher, the 17-year-old son of stricken F1 legend Michael Schumacher, picked up more points in Formula 4 to stay second in the Drivers' championship.

Gay vulture couple adopts egg in German zoo

2016-04-26 19:59

A pair of gay vultures in a German zoo have adopted an egg abandoned by its mother and started to incubate it in a nest they built.

Live chick shredding end sought

2016-04-26 12:50

In a basement of Dresden University, German scientists are busy refining a technique that could save millions of fluffy chicks from being shredded to death moments after they hatch.

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

2016-04-25 17:01

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism, warning this was a "defining moment" for the continent.

Emissions scandal: VW to take R263-billion hit

2016-04-25 09:30

Volkswagen said that it is to take a 16.2 billion-euro hit related to a diesel-emissions scandal identified in the US..

Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of pure beer

2016-04-22 16:00

To some it's the real deal, to others it's a bland brew. But thanks to a 500-year-old rule, everybody can be sure what's in German beer.

RWE warns of 'horror scenario' for power sector

2016-04-20 18:00

The head of Germany's biggest power supplier RWE has warned of a "horror scenario" for the electricity sector.

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