US artist implicates Lacoste in Berlin KaDeWe vandalism caper

US artist implicates Lacoste in Berlin KaDeWe vandalism caper

Early last Thursday, someone used a fire extinguisher to cover the outdoor display windows of Berlin's upscale department store KaDeWe with grass-green paint.

Germany faces hot and stormy weekend

Germany faces hot and stormy weekend

The mercury is set to soar this weekend in Germany, as shifting high pressure system “Otto” brings high temperatures and occasionally heavy thunderstorms to much of the country.

Berlin backs cluster bomb ban

Berlin backs cluster bomb ban

In a policy turnaround, Germany on Thursday agreed to join a ban on cluster bombs following international agreement outlawing the controversial ordnance.

Investigators raid Deutsche Telekom in spy probe

Investigators raid Deutsche Telekom in spy probe

Prosecutors raided Deutsche Telekom's headquarters on Thursday in a probe into an escalating scandal that has seen Europe's biggest phone company confess to spying on journalists.

German electricity prices set to rise this summer

German electricity prices set to rise this summer

It's a good thing Germans don't tend to use air conditioners, because in addition to the rising cost of petrol, natural gas and food, residents can also expect an increase in electricity costs in the coming year.

Hamburg ‘honour killing’ suspect now faces rape inquiry

Hamburg ‘honour killing’ suspect now faces rape inquiry

The 23-year-old Afghan-German arrested in the suspected honour killing of his 16-year-old sister last week is now under investigation for rape, police said on Thursday.

Bundesliga crowned Europe’s most profitable league

Bundesliga crowned Europe’s most profitable league

The Bundesliga might be second-class when it comes to football, but Germany's top league Europe's financial champion, according to study released on Thursday.

Family’s dinner interrupted by lighting strike

Family’s dinner interrupted by lighting strike

A German family sitting down to dinner on Wednesday evening narrowly avoided harm after they were joined by an uninvited bolt of lighting.

What’s on in Germany: May 29 – June 4

What’s on in Germany: May 29 – June 4

Rights envoy calls for debate on East German legacy

Rights envoy calls for debate on East German legacy

The German government’s human rights envoy Günter Nooke on Thursday called for a new public debate on East Germany’s troubled legacy following renewed accusations a high-ranking MP worked for the Stasi.

Orderly Germans rebel against public smoking ban

Orderly Germans rebel against public smoking ban

In Europe, even the Italians and French are respecting public smoking bans, but Germany's bid to implement one is proving as relapse-prone as the New Year's resolutions of nicotine addicts, writes AFP's Emsie Ferreira.