Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel: report

22 November 2014, 6:06 am

Berlin (AFP) - Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday.... Read More »

Uber’s 44-Cent-Per-Kilometer German Discount Brings Service Cuts

21 November 2014, 8:11 am

In this photo illustration, a woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 2, 2014. Close In this photo illustration, a woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone in Berlin,...... Read More »

Business events scheduled for the coming week

20 November 2014, 10:34 am

All times are Eastern MONDAY, Nov. 24 BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy. TUESDAY, Nov. 25 WASHINGTON — Commerce ...... Read More »

Germany to leave door ajar for fracking - draft law

20 November 2014, 1:09 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's government plans to stop short of an outright ban on the controversial technique of fracking for gas, bowing to pressure from industry, according to the latest draft of a law from the environment ministry seen by Reuters. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing to extract g... Read More »

Germany's left parties agree coalition deal in eastern state

19 November 2014, 8:39 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's three left-leaning parties have agreed a deal to rule in the eastern state of Thuringia, setting the stage for the country's first state premier from the radical Left party to take power some 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bodo Ramelow, the Left'... Read More »

Germany votes to extend Afghanistan troop mandate

19 November 2014, 8:25 am

BERLIN: Germany, the third biggest supplier of international troops to Afghanistan, voted Wednesday to extend the deployment's mandate until the end of 2015.... Read More »

Berlin and Moscow still differ widely on Ukraine: Steinmeier

19 November 2014, 6:25 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Russia have widely diverging views on the conflict in Ukraine which is a long way from reaching a solution, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday, a day after meeting President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. "We are still in a situation unfortuna... Read More »

Little car helped in fall of Berlin Wall

11 November 2014, 8:05 am

There are few cars in the world where the difference between driving them and watching them being driven is greater than with the Trabant.... Read More »

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall

8 November 2014, 6:44 am

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe.... Read More »

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall as reunited, though unevenly prosperous, power

8 November 2014, 3:23 am

Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe.... Read More »