German renewable energy giant, RWE has said that it is cancelling plan to develop a giant offshore wind farm project that was to power around a million houses in the UK.
RWE said that it has decided to scrap the £4billion Atlantic Array project, under which the company was planning to deploy 240 turbines in the Bristol Channel. The company said that the technical challenges and spiralling costs.
Berlin, Nov 8 : Former football player David Bechkam has been named the most Stylish Man of the Year at an award ceremony.
The 38-yaer-old was feted Thursday at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, where he was honoured for his classic style and influence in fashion at the prize giving here, reports contactmusic. com.
Jose RedondoVega, editor-in-chief of GQ Germany, praised Beckham at the function.
Berlin, Sep 28 : German swimmer Britta Steffen announced her retirement from swimming.
The 29-year-old Steffen is one of the most successful German swimmers with 23 medals, reports Xinhua.
"I conclude my career in the knowledge that I belong to the best in the world. My health and the support of my family, friends, partners and companions made it possible to stretch my body to the limit," Steffen said Friday.
Berlin, Sep 26 : Defending champions Bayern Munich eased to a 4-1 win over Hannover while Hertha Berlin and Stuttgart were eliminated to close the second round in the German Cup.
German giants Bayern overpowered a courageous Hannover team thanks to Thomas Mueller's brace Wednesday, reports Xinhua.
The hosts established a 2-0 lead within 27 minutes owing to goals by Mueller and Claudio Piazarro. However, the Bavarians allowed Hannover to pull one back in the 37th minute through Didier Ya Konan.
Berlin, Sep 22 : Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked voters to keep her in office for four more years and enable her to ensure Germany remains a "country that is respected in Europe and defends its rights in the world".
In her last big campaign rally ahead of Sunday's election, Merkel touted her administration's successes and pledged her continued commitment to Europe.
She, however, said Germany's solidarity with its neighbours will always come "with conditions".
Berlin, Sep 18 : German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Wednesday that evidences indicate that the Syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack in August.
Westerwelle said in an interview published by the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that research from the UN inspectors confirms Germany's assumptions that only the government of President Bashar al-Assad could have "the equipment and abilities to carry out the poison gas attack", Xinhua reported.
Frankfurt, Sep 10 : FIA President Jean Todt and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag Tuesday revealed the new Spark-Renault SRT_01E fully-electric single-seater car on the opening day of the 65th International Frankfurt Motor Show.
The SRT_01E has been designed and built by Spark Racing Technology (SRT), headed by the renowned Frederic Vasseur, together with a consortium of the leading manufacturers in motorsport, and will compete in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship - the world's first global electric race series beginning in September 2014.
Berlin, Aug 30 - Goran Mujanovic's last gasp goal resulting in a 2-2 draw eliminated Stuttgart from the Europa League qualifier as Rijeka won 4-3 on aggregate, following the second leg.
Stuttgart will not play in Europe this season as the German side failed to turn around a 1-2 first leg loss, as the 2-2 draw on home soil Thursday wasn't enough. It was another setback for the 'Swabians' who sacked coach Bruno Labbadia this week owing to weak performances, reports Xinhua.
Berlin, Aug 30 - German football side Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Azerbaijani Qarabag Agdam 2-1 at the second leg of the Europa League qualifiers to ensure a berth with a 4-1 aggregate.
Frankfurt already did the groundwork for their progress into the group stage of the Europa League at the first leg when the Germans reaped a 2-0 away victory, reports Xinhua.
US pizza chain, Domino's Pizza Group has indicated that it will slow down its expansion in Germany after the company recorded a loss in the country.
The company lost £3.2million from its 25 stores in Germany during the previous six years and also wrote down £11 million from the value of its operations in the country. Due to the write down in Germany, the global pizza giant's profits fell 46 per cent to £11.6million during the first six months of the year.
According to a new study by a security expert, a venerability with the SIM card technology may put millions of users at the risk of being spied upon or robbed by those exploiting the flaw.
Karsten Nohl, a leading security expert in the industry, has said that he has found a way to discover Sims' digital keys by sending them a special text message. He warned that the criminals might be able to snoop in on calls or even steal money from the users.
Bombardier might be able to bag a lucrative £1billion cross rail contract as the rival German firm Siemens pulled out of the race for the contract.
The British train maker’s bid received a huge boost after the German firm said that it will not be able to provide 600 carriages for the London line. The deal is seen as crucial business contract for the company as it will help in protecting hundreds of jobs. The company is planning to guild 600 carriages at its factory in Derby that employs about 1,600 people.
Berlin, July 2 - Arsenal's Johan Djourou has joined Hamburg on a season-long loan, the German club announced.
The 26-year-old defender passed a medical check-up before signing with the Rothosen Monday. In addition the club ensured an option to buy the Swiss international after the 2013-2014 season, reports Xinhua.
Djourou is familiar with the German Bundesliga having already played six months on loan at Hannover last season.
Berlin, June 27 : Bremen have signed central defender Luca Caldirola from Inter Milan until June 2017.
Italy's Under-21 international team captain Caldirola will consolidate Bremen's defence for the upcoming season as he put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Germans Wednesday. The former Inter Milan central defender played for second division side Brescia Calcio on loan recently, reports Xinhua.
"Luca is an interesting player. Despite his young age he has plenty of experience. He is technically skilled and creative. We are delighted that he settled for Bremen," manager Thomas Eichin said.
Berlin, June 27 - Japan international Shinji Okazaki moved from Bundesliga side Stuttgart to join league rival Mainz until June 2016.
Okazaki will reinforce Mainz's offence for the upcoming Bundesliga season 2013- 2014 following a signature under a three-year contract here Wednesday, reports Xinhua.
The 27-year-old striker played two years for Stuttgart slotting ten goals in 63 appearances. He has been a part of the Japan national soccer team and has scored 35 goals in 66 appearances.
Germany's largest solar company, SMA Solar has launched a new solar energy storage device allowing users to save solar energy in daytime o be used in the evening allowing them to reduce their electricity bill significantly.
According to estimates, German consumers pay some of the highest electricity prices in Europe as they pay for subsidising cleaner energy production in the country. SMA Solar has claimed that it can help reduce electricity bills of consumers by allowing owners of solar panels to use more solar energy.
Berlin, June 12 : Actress-model Heidi Klum says she doesn't have a "high maintenance" beauty regime and regularly uses budget-friendly products.
"I don't like a lot of fuss. I look like I'm high maintenance, but if you look in my bathroom, I don't have 10,000 products. I'm very easy - if I like it and it works, I stick to it," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Klum as saying.
The 40-year-old also admitted that she isn't concerned about having the most expensive beauty products and uses many budget-friendly items, including Clear Scalp shampoo and conditioner, Mario Badescu's buttermilk moisturiser.
American online retailer, Amazon. com is facing a strike by its workers at its centres in Germany over dispute over pay and benefits.
Hundreds of worker at the company's units in European nation went on strike for the third day over demand for better day after trade union officials said that they wanted the management to negotiate a better deal for the workers. As many as 900 workers at the company's German logistics centres went on strike for the third day on Monday over the dispute affecting company operations in the region.
Berlin, May 24 : Striker Nils Petersen will remain in Werder Bremen and not return to Bayern Munich after signing a four-year deal with the football club.
Petersen, who spent the last season on loan to Werder, scored 11 goals in the German Bundesliga, reports Xinhua.
Werder barely escaped relegation and is rebuilding after parting company with long-term coach Thomas Schaaf. The club are looking to sign Robin Dutt, the director of sports with the German Football Federation.(IANS)
German premium automaker, BMW India has announced the launch of a new 7 Series facelift sedan in the Indian market to compete better with rivals in the growing luxury car market in the country.
The company will offer a total of four variants of 2013 7 Series in the country and the range will include 1 diesel and 3 petrol models for the customers in the country. The facelift variant will come with new LED headlamps featuring BMW's signature corona rings, a new kidney grille with lesser number of slats, a new wing mirror design with indicators and a redesigned front bumper.