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Berlin’s new international airport will open seven months late, Mayor Klaus Wowereit announced on Friday.
As the World Cup nears the end of the group stages England have received the backing of a former manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson, ahead of their second round clash with old rivals Germany.
Swedish free newspaper publisher, Metro International has announced the sale of its Greek arm due to the parlous economic situation in the country, which has hit advertising revenues.
Some of the world’s most prominent modern artists have been brought together in a unique exhibition at complex of Cold War bunkers outside Koblenz. Michael Woodhead reports.
Germany's Federal Court of Justice on Friday overturned the conviction of a lawyer who advised the family of a comatose elderly woman to cut off her feeding tube in a landmark euthanasia case.
As Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Canada for a G20 summit, Sigmar Gabriel, the head of Germany’s centre-left opposition Social Democrats, on Friday backed US criticism that her government’s proposed austerity measures posed a threat to the global economy.
A row between architects and artists has broken out over whether Germany’s Nazi-era pavilion at the Venice Biennale should be torn down or not.
Former Germany captain and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack is poised to sign a two-year contract with his old team Bayer Leverkusen in a 15-million-euro deal, the club confirmed on Friday.
German airline Lufthansa ended a long-running dispute with its pilots late on Thursday with an agreement that included a wage freeze, both parties announced.
Some six weeks after his party’s defeat in North Rhine-Westphalia's election, conservative state premier Jürgen Rüttgers announced late on Thursday that he will leave politics in early 2011.
Uli Hoeneß, German footballing legend and club president of FC Bayern Munich, has teamed up with US fast food chain McDonald’s to sell bratwurst, the company announced on Friday.
Many Stockholm residents started their Midsummer's Eve celebrations without power as up to 70,000 customers of energy utility Fortum suffered a power cut during the night and Friday morning.
A treasure trove of 17th and 18th century paintings went on show on Thursday in a Prussian palace outside Berlin that was their pre-war home before going missing in 1945.
Mohamed Lahyani, the umpire overseeing the longest-ever tennis match and which finally came to a close at 70-68 in the final set on Thursday, has said that economy travel was adequate preparation for sitting in his Wimbledon chair.
Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling secured a place in the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday with a straightforward 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 win over Spain's Marcel Granollers.