The Frankfurt regional court has imposed a temporary nationwide ban on chauffeur car service Uber, saying that it must pay a €250,000 fine if passengers continue to book rides through its app.
Vacuum cleaners drawing more than 1600 watts can no longer be brought into Germany. The ban is part of a an EU-wide environmental protection measure.
The German government has announced it will supply 70 million euros worth of high-end military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. The move is a major shift in Germany’s post-WWII ethos.
Hitler’s childhood home in the Upper Austrian town of Braunau has been the subject of much debate, and Austria has approved a new scheme to turn it into a holocausmuseum called the “House of Responsibility.”
Germany’s anti-euro party, AfD, won its first seats in a state parliament on Sunday after elections in Saxony, according to preliminary results.
A friendly soccer match against Israel marking 50 years of diplomatic ties has been called off amid security fears and the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, the German Football Federation (DFB) said on Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that European leaders will discuss the worsening Ukraine crisis and possible further sanctions against Russia at a weekend summit.
German police officers rarely reach for their guns – for good reason. But when deadly shootings do occur, the victims are often part of an especially vulnerable group in society. Deutsche Welle reports.
A Berlin real estate firm has set a city-wide record for the most expensive apartment sold, closing a deal for €5.7 million on a centrally-located penthouse.
Chancellor Merkel said the actions of the “Islamic State” in Iraq can be called “genocide.” The German government is about to break its own rules on sending weapons to conflict zones in response.