Germany must rethink its permanent nuclear storage

Germany must rethink its permanent nuclear storage

Following Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel’s scathing criticism of the Asse nuclear facility in Lower Saxony this week, Heinz Smital from Greenpeace argues Germany must rethink its plans for the permanent storage of atomic waste.

Germany and Denmark to link with massive bridge across strait

Germany and Denmark to link with massive bridge across strait

Denmark and Germany signed a treaty in Copenhagen on Wednesday for the construction of a giant bridge linking the two countries across the Fehmarn Strait in the Baltic Sea.

Cost explosion reportedly hits Hamburg’s new philharmonic

Cost explosion reportedly hits Hamburg’s new philharmonic

Building costs for Hamburg's new philharmonic have exploded by as much as €100 million, according to anonymous reports in German daily Bild on Wednesday.

German military paid off Afghan victims’ families

German military paid off Afghan victims’ families

The German army has paid compensation to relatives of a woman and two children shot dead last week at a checkpoint manned by its soldiers in northern Afghanistan, daily newspaper Die Welt reported on Wednesday.

Far-left overtakes SPD in west German state

Far-left overtakes SPD in west German state

The hard-line socialist Left Party has overtaken the centre-left Social Democrats for the first time ever in a western German state, according to a new opinion poll released on Wednesday.

Police hunt for speedster autobahn skateboarder

Police hunt for speedster autobahn skateboarder

German police said on Wednesday they were looking for a skateboarder who was filmed travelling around 100 kilometres (60 miles) an hour on the autobahn.

Finding fossils at Germany’s tiniest national park

Finding fossils at Germany’s tiniest national park

Size doesn't matter when it comes to the natural beauty of Germany's smallest national park, Jasmund. But its humble reach has kept it one of the country's best-kept seaside destinations. Sarah Roberts discovers what the nature reserve has to offer.

Steinbrück sees no danger of recession

Steinbrück sees no danger of recession

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Wednesday he did not see the danger of the Germany slipping into recession even though the world’s third-largest economy shrank in the second quarter.

Asse nuclear facility operators under fire

Asse nuclear facility operators under fire

Criticism of the operators of Germany’s Asse nuclear storage facility continued to grow on Wednesday, following revelations they failed to alert the government to serious violations at the site.

One-fourth of German kids smoke water pipes

One-fourth of German kids smoke water pipes

Up to one quarter of German 13-year-olds have smoked a water pipe, according to a new study by Stern magazine released on Wednesday.

Ministry for ban on lap seating for babies and parents on planes

Ministry for ban on lap seating for babies and parents on planes

Air travel for families with babies could be significantly more expensive within the next two years. The German Transportation Ministry is working toward a European ban on lap seating arrangements.

Oliver Kahn plays final game

Oliver Kahn plays final game

Former Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn bowed out of the game on Tuesday after 20 years as a professional, his testimonial at Bayern’s Allianz-Arena finishing 1-1 between Bayern and a German select XI.