Deutsche Bahn has been unable to fill vacant job for train drivers. About 800 are needed. Once only trained electricians could drive trains. Now apprentices only need a high school education.
Germany must protect the "fragile" progress it has made in Iraq, top diplomat Heiko Maas told lawmakers in Berlin. The Bundeswehr is set to expand its training program for Kurdish fighters to all security forces in Iraq.
Deutsche Bahn caused an outcry when it announced it would name one of its new trains after the writer. The Anne Frank museum said it was inappropriate in light of Frank's deportation to Auschwitz.
Two trams have collided in central Cologne, injuring more than 40 people. The trams slammed into each other at Eifelwall train station, southwest of the city center. Police said alcohol may have been a factor.
The European Commission has set aside a sum of cash to provide young Europeans turning 18 this year with a free Interrail pass. The special ticket allows the user to travel across Europe on almost any train.
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