Bankrupt German airline Air Berlin must ground all flights by the end of October, the firm said Monday, as talks continue with prospective buyers Lufthansa and Easyjet.
Finance Minister Schäuble, who championed austerity as the only way countries like Greece could avoid bankruptcy and continue to use the euro currency, is winning plaudits at his final meeting with European peers.
The move was widely expected after the Social Democrats said they wanted to be in opposition. Another option would be for Merkel to form a minority government with the Greens.
Prosecutors in Germany on Thursday closed an investigation into whether US and British intelligence services systematically carried out extensive spying on the country’s citizens, citing a lack of hard evidence.
A German cultural foundation on Thursday launched a two year study to determine the origin of about 1,000 skulls brought to Germany from its former East African colonies.
Most expert predictions in recent years have made gloomy predictions about a massive drop in the German population size. But researchers in Cologne have come to a rather different conclusion.
A Dresden prosecutor has charged former AfD co-chair Frauke Petry with lying under oath about campaign financing in 2015. Petry’s immunity from prosecution was lifted by Saxony’s state parliament in August.
The 27th anniversary of German reunification is being celebrated in cities across the country. Chancellor Angela Merkel took part in this year’s main event in Mainz under the motto: “Together we are Germany.”
About 10,000 people in Berlin were forced to leave their homes on Monday as bomb disposal units prepared to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.
Gay and lesbian couples have until now only been able to enter into registered partnerships with fewer legal rights than heterosexual couples. That all changed on Sunday as same-sex marriage became legal in Germany.