Berlin exhibition explores perceptions of Asia

Berlin exhibition explores perceptions of Asia

German visions of Asia have often been marked by tired clichés and downright ignorance, but an ambitious new exhibition at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HdKdW) strives to challenge common perceptions, writes Daniel Miller.

Long-lost Bach composition found

Long-lost Bach composition found

German scholars claimed Tuesday to have found a long-lost organ composition by Johann Sebastian Bach dating from the early days of his career.

German parents on trial for starving their daughter

German parents on trial for starving their daughter

Court proceedings began on Tuesday against the parents of the 5-year-old German girl known as Lea-Sophie, who died of starvation and neglect in November 2007.

Steinmeier to discuss Iran’s nuke plans with ElBaradei

Steinmeier to discuss Iran’s nuke plans with ElBaradei

UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will hold talks this week in Berlin about Iran's nuclear programme.

Wannabe German cannibal committed

Wannabe German cannibal committed

A court in the eastern German city of Cottbus has committed an aspiring teenage cannibal who tried to bite a woman’s throat to permanent psychiatric care.

German weather getting hotter

German weather getting hotter

Given the chilly, soggy weather that continues to plague Germany this spring, Tuesday’s announcement from German weather service DWD seems too good to be true: heat waves will become a regular occurrence.

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Inflation hits German investor confidence

"Extraordinary" price rises badly dented German investor confidence in April, the ZEW institute said Tuesday as it reported a surprise drop in its closely watched monthly sentiment indicator.

Germany to hike food aid by €10 million

Germany to hike food aid by €10 million

German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul has announced Berlin will contribute an extra €10 million to the World Food Programme to stave off a looming crisis in developing nations.

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Siemens to cut 1,200 jobs

The German engineering group Siemens said Tuesday it would cut 1,200 German jobs in its telecoms equipment unit as part of a major restructuring programme announced in February.

Former German Chancellor Kohl to marry

Former German Chancellor Kohl to marry

Former conservative German chancellor Helmut Kohl, regarded as the architect of reunification, is to marry his girlfriend Maike Richter, his office said on Tuesday.

Köhler urges west to recognize East German achievements

Köhler urges west to recognize East German achievements

German President Berlin Horst Köhler has called on western Germans to take more interest in the former East German states.

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Merkel urges Ireland to back new EU treaty

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Irish voters Monday to allow the European Union to “continue to flourish” by voting in favour of the EU reform treaty in a referendum in June.

German supermarkets selling impure wine

German supermarkets selling impure wine

German supermarkets are openly selling impure wines from Italy, according to a report from broadcaster ARD’s “Report München,” released late Monday evening.