Researchers find key to deadly bee disease

Researchers find key to deadly bee disease

A key discovery by researchers at the Free University of Berlin may help beekeepers treat a deadly bee infection.

Government moves to lower Deutsche Telekom stake

Government moves to lower Deutsche Telekom stake

Germany's state bank announced on Tuesday a new effort at further privatizing national phone company Deutsche Telekom with a €3-billion ($4.6-billion) convertible bond offering.

Berlin not world-class but still comfy

Berlin not world-class but still comfy

Berliners may not see their hometown in the same class as the world's greatest cities, but they are more content than residents of Europe's other major cities, according to a survey by consultancy firm Accenture.

A third of German children born out of wedlock

A third of German children born out of wedlock

An increasing number of German children are being born out of wedlock, according to official government figures released on Tuesday.

Former German chancellor Kohl marries partner

Former German chancellor Kohl marries partner

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, 78, married his partner Maike Richter, 44, in a private ceremony last week, his Berlin office announced on Tuesday.

Bayern’s domination worries Bundesliga rivals

Bayern’s domination worries Bundesliga rivals

FC Bayern's domination of the Bundesliga this season may have gone down well in Munich, but their fourth domestic double in six years is causing alarm bells to ring in Germany, write AFP's Ryland James.

Dalai Lama to rally support for Tibet in Germany

Dalai Lama to rally support for Tibet in Germany

Germany is the Dalai Lama’s first stop this week on a tour meant to keep Tibet at the centre of the world stage ahead of the Beijing Olympics, writes AFP’s Pratap Chakravarty.

Business puts high hopes on Merkel trip to Latin America

Business puts high hopes on Merkel trip to Latin America

German companies have high expectations for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s first state visit to Latin America, an increasingly vital trading partner, a regional expert told German press agency DPA on Tuesday.

German government backs off unpopular teen sex law: report

German government backs off unpopular teen sex law: report

The German government is likely to back off a proposal for a new sex crimes law that some experts said could have criminalized normal teenage dating, according to a newspaper report on Tuesday.