Merkel backs Georgia’s NATO bid

Merkel backs Georgia’s NATO bid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she backed the NATO bid of ex-Soviet republic Georgia while in Tbilisi to meet Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Sunday.

Locals return home after Mönchengladbach accident

Locals return home after Mönchengladbach accident

Hundreds of people who were evacuated after more than 100 suffered breathing problems following an accident at paint factory in Mönchengladbach have returned home.

Drug dealer can keep German job centre start-up business grant

Drug dealer can keep German job centre start-up business grant

An enterprising unemployed man who was caught dealing in magic mushrooms has been told he does not have to pay the more than €7,000 business start up money the German employment office gave him.

Thousands of jobless to care for German dementia patients

Thousands of jobless to care for German dementia patients

Up to 10,000 long-term unemployed Germans will be trained to care for people suffering from dementia, after a change in the law gave care homes budgets to employ more care workers.

Gay holocaust victim memorial vandalized in Berlin

Gay holocaust victim memorial vandalized in Berlin

A monument dedicated to homosexuals persecuted and tortured by the Nazis has been vandalized in Berlin, less than three months after it was unveiled.

Telekom set to close half its call centres

Telekom set to close half its call centres

Deutsche Telekom is planning to close nearly half its call centres across the country, according to Focus magazine.

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg

Water buffalo move into soggy Brandenburg

Brandenburg has set up a trial water buffalo ranch with the aim of creating a new branch of local agriculture and healthy eco-systems in the wetter areas of the eastern German state.