Today in Bremen, most shipyards are a thing of the past and it is struggling to climb out of its heavy debt as a container port.
Elections in an East German state were largely overshadowed by the news from Japan and, far more, from Libya.
International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.
German Defense Minister and right-wing rising star Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had to step down when it turned out he plagiarized a chunk of his dissertation.
BERLIN - In Hamburg the Christian Democrats (CDU), Angela Merkel's party, just took their worst beating in sixteen years.
On Feb. 19 over 250 anti-Nazi buses rolled toward Dresden from all over Germany, with some from neighboring countries as well.
Germany's ruling parties are flip-flopping on everything from Egypt to unemployment as a series of elections approaches.
A surprising number of people in Germany are leaving their sofas and demonstrating, angry at being ignored by ruling cliques.
Prejudice on the rise in Germany; world protests resumption of West Bank construction; fight for independence in Western Sahara intensifies - all in World Notes
As pressures grow, the normally smiling Angela Merkel looks to anti-immigrant tactics.