‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ goes to German gynaecologist

‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ goes to German gynaecologist

German gynaecologist Monika Hauser was awarded an “Alternative Nobel Prize” on Wednesday for her work with third world victims of violent sex crimes.

Elderly German divorcées protest east-west benefit gap

Elderly German divorcées protest east-west benefit gap

On the eve of German Unity Day, a group of divorced women from the former East Germany (GDR) plans to demonstrate in Leipzig against the government's failure to recognize their right to equal social benefits after reunification.

Deutsche’s Ackermann calls for European financial safety net

Deutsche’s Ackermann calls for European financial safety net

Europe should prepare a financial markets safety net similar to one being cobbled together in the United States, the head of the biggest German bank, Deutsche Bank, said on Wednesday.

Bavarian premier Beckstein resigns

Bavarian premier Beckstein resigns

Günther Beckstein, the embattled premier of Bavaria, resigned on Wednesday following the disastrous showing of his party in Sunday’s election in the southern German state.

Police struggling to find evidence against Cologne terror suspects

Police struggling to find evidence against Cologne terror suspects

The two men arrested at the Cologne-Bonn airport on September 26 under suspicion of terrorist intentions may be released because police have failed to find adequate evidence against them, according to Cologne daily Express.

German retail sales jump

German retail sales jump

German retail sales posted a surprise jump in August as energy prices eased, but analysts were divided over whether the boost would prevent Europe's biggest economy from falling into recession.

Edeka recalls contaminated spice

Edeka recalls contaminated spice

The German supermarket group Edeka has recalled a contaminated spice from its shelves after it was found to contain pesticides.

Financial crisis seen pushing Germany into recession

Financial crisis seen pushing Germany into recession

Deutsche Bank’s chief economist Norbert Walter told daily Stuttgarter Nachrichten on Wednesday that Germany and Europe would not be able to avoid recession in light of the ongoing global financial crisis.

Germany meets Russia for first time since Georgia crisis

Germany meets Russia for first time since Georgia crisis

Germany and Russia will on Thursday hold their first broad government consultations since the strain sparked by the Georgia crisis, with both sides hoping to get back to business as usual.

Bayern snatches draw from Lyon

Bayern snatches draw from Lyon

Ze Roberto's second half goal earned Bayern Munich a 1-1 draw against French giants Lyon to keep Jürgen Klinsmann's side top of Group F in the Champions League.