Why beer and tight leather trousers don’t mix

Why beer and tight leather trousers don’t mix

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, has decided to lace up his Lederhosen this year and find out the true meaning of Munich’s Oktoberfest.

German citizenship test goes into effect

German citizenship test goes into effect

Germany put a hotly-debated citizenship test into effect on Monday in a push towards better integrating immigrants into German society.

Commerzbank’s takeover of Dresdner hits shares

Commerzbank’s takeover of Dresdner hits shares

Shares in Germany's second biggest bank, Commerzbank, fell through the floor Monday after it unveiled a nearly €10-billion takeover of rival Dresdner Bank.

Steiff makes Karl Lagerfeld teddy bear

Steiff makes Karl Lagerfeld teddy bear

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has created a teddy bear version of himself for the famed stuffed animal manufacturer Steiff – complete with his trademark sunglasses, white shirt, and black tie.

Poland remembers Nazi attack sparking World War II

Poland remembers Nazi attack sparking World War II

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Monday marked 69 years since the September 1, 1939 attack by Nazi Germany on a Polish military base at Westerplatte, near Gdansk that sparked World War II.

German actor Brühl to star in Tarantino WWII film

German actor Brühl to star in Tarantino WWII film

German actor Daniel Brühl will be joining an all-star cast this autumn when cult Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino begins filming his World War II drama “Inglorious Basterds” in Berlin, daily newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported on Monday.

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Bundeswehr attacked again in Afghanistan

German soldiers were attacked on Monday in Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry reported. The attack comes less than a week after a German soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in the same region.

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Women instigate brutal knifing in front of Berlin club

Two women are being held by police in Berlin after knifing a man in front of a club early on Sunday morning.

German retail sales surprisingly low

German retail sales surprisingly low

High energy and food prices kept Germans out of the shops in July, data showed on Monday, the latest in a series of worrying signs for Europe's biggest economy.

Soldiers broke rules in Afghanistan killings

Soldiers broke rules in Afghanistan killings

German soldiers went against operation rules when they shot and killed three civilians in northern Afghanistan last week, daily Financial Times Deutschland reported on Monday.

Suicide in Germany down by half since 1980

Suicide in Germany down by half since 1980

The suicide rate in Germany is at a historic low - down by half since 1980 – according to this week’s edition of Focus magazine.