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DAX index suffers plunge over Asia fears
An investor watches electronic stock information boards in Shanghai. Photo: DPA

DAX index suffers plunge over Asia fears

3 days ago

Germany's most important stock market index continued to suffer the effects of plunging confidence in Asia on Monday, losing around four percent of its value after a sharp fall in early-morning trading.

German cities struggle with housing shortage
A construction site in Dresden. Photo: DPA

German cities struggle with housing shortage

August 19, 2015

Too few new flats are being built in Germany's largest cities even as oversupply looms in rural areas, experts at the Institute for the German Economy (IW) in Cologne warned on Wednesday.

Experts find remains of Stone Age mass murder
A Diorama showing ancient cavemen in Mongolia. Photo: US Marine Corps / Wikimedia Commons.

Experts find remains of Stone Age mass murder

August 18, 2015

Researchers said on Monday that they discovered evidence of a brutal mass murder that took place outside Frankfurt during the Stone Age.

One killed as storms sweep Germany
Photo: DPA.

One killed as storms sweep Germany

August 17, 2015

Update: The summer sun turned to strong rainstorms over the weekend and into the start of the work week with one fireman found dead on Monday during heavy downpours.

Deutsche Bank workers accused in scam
Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA.

Deutsche Bank workers accused in scam

August 13, 2015

German prosecutors have charged eight former and current Deutsche Bank employees with alleged evasion of taxes on trading carbon emission certificates, it was revealed on Thursday.

'Women-only' parking: sensible or sexist?
Regulations for women's parking spaces differ from state to state across Germany. Photo: JG-NF / Wikimedia Commons.

'Women-only' parking: sensible or sexist?

July 30, 2015

Frankfurt Airport is one of many places in Germany to offer women their own 'bigger and nicer' parking areas. Is this sensible practice or plain sexist?

Germany launches first Holocaust professorship
Starving prisoners at a concentration camp in Austria liberated at the end of World War II. Photo: US National Archives / Wikimedia Commons.

Germany launches first Holocaust professorship

July 23, 2015

Seventy years after the end of the Second World War and the liberation of Nazi death camps by Allied troops, Germany is establishing its first-ever professorship devoted to the study of the Holocaust.

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Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub

July 08, 2015

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland.

Workers dismantle Frankfurt Euro sculpture
A worker on a crane removes stars from the Euro sculpture in central Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Workers dismantle Frankfurt Euro sculpture

July 07, 2015

As a possible Greek exit from the eurozone looms ever larger, threatening to change the face of the euro forever, the currency's home city of Frankfurt is giving its famous Euro sculpture a much-needed facelift.

Greece crisis
Germany's Greeks look anxiously homeward
Antonius Chantzaras in his kiosk. Photo: DPA

Germany's Greeks look anxiously homeward

June 30, 2015

As crisis engulfs their homeland, members of the Greek community in Germany look anxiously homeward and reflect on how the crisis is already traveling back to Germany.

Queen Elizabeth II state visit
As it happened: Queen's second day in Germany
Queen Elizabeth II at a state dinner in Berlin on Wednesday evening. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Queen's second day in Germany

June 25, 2015

The Queen will spend the second day of her fifth state visit to Germany in the country's financial heart before heading back to Berlin for a very British garden party. Check back throughout the day for live updates.

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How Germany fell in love with the 'company run'
Participants in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

How Germany fell in love with the 'company run'

June 22, 2015

More and more companies across Germany are taking part in so called "Firmenläufe" - company runs – as a way to bring colleagues together and give everyone a chance to show the boss who's boss.

Queen Elizabth II state visit
Where to see the Queen in Germany this week
Berlin prepares for the much-anticpated State Visit: Photo: DPA

Where to see the Queen in Germany this week

June 22, 2015

With the Queen's momentous State Visit to Germany drawing ever closer, the British Embassy has released a guide to the best opportunities to catch a glimpse of Her Maj'. There are three main chances, so don't miss out!

Greece crisis
ECB agrees more backup for Greek banks
Photo: DPA

ECB agrees more backup for Greek banks

June 19, 2015

In an emergency session on Friday, the European Central Bank agreed to extend financial aid to Greek banks as customers withdraw cash over fears the country might leave the Euro.

Kidnappers return 'Screw King' billionaire's son
Photo: DPA

Kidnappers return 'Screw King' billionaire's son

June 18, 2015

Police recovered the son of billionaire Reinhold Würth unharmed on Thursday after he was kidnapped the day before, launching a manhunt for those behind the crime.

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