Berlin day care centres to fingerprint parents

Berlin day care centres to fingerprint parents

Seventeen day care centres from by the Lutheran Church in Berlin are considering requiring parents or designated caregivers to have their fingerprints scanned before they can pick up their kids.

Podolski planning to transfer teams

Podolski planning to transfer teams

Bayern Munich's Lukas Podolski announced Monday he wanted to find a new club in the January transfer window.

German model wrecks Amy Winehouse’s marriage

German model wrecks Amy Winehouse’s marriage

Press reports say that Amy Winehouses's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil is over. He has left her for German model Sophie Schandorff. According to one paper, Winehouse said she and her husband were only together for sex.

German business climate hits 15-year low

German business climate hits 15-year low

A key survey of Germany's corporate mood on Friday showed manufacturers and retailers, faced with a slowing economy and the global financial crisis, are gloomier than they have been in 15 years.

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar granted parole

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar granted parole

Christian Klar, a former leader of the Red Army Faction terrorist group who was convicted of multiple murders, will be released early next year after 26 years in prison, a Stuttgart state court has ruled.

Germany denies secret agents involved in Kosovo bombing

Germany denies secret agents involved in Kosovo bombing

Germany said Monday it was "absurd" to think it was involved in an attack on the EU envoy's office in Kosovo but declined to say whether its nationals held in the case worked for its secret services.

First Christmas markets open

First Christmas markets open

The trees are decorated, the ferris wheels are rolling and the smell of mulled wine and roasted nuts are in the air - hard times are ahead for scrooges as the first batch of Christmas markets open across Germany on Monday.

Double-decker bus flips on icy road

Double-decker bus flips on icy road

Fifteen people were injured when a double-decker shuttle bus full of BMW workers crashed early on Monday morning after the intoxicated driver lost control on a snow-packed road in Bavaria, police in Straubing reported.

Absolutely abstract: Munich’s major Kandinsky retrospective

Absolutely abstract: Munich’s major Kandinsky retrospective

Awash in colour and form, Ben Knight saddles up for ride through Munich’s major Kandinsky retrospective.

Klinsmann demands Bayern win over Steaua

Klinsmann demands Bayern win over Steaua

Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann has insisted his side focus solely on beating Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday to guarantee their place in the first knock-out round of the Champions League.

Özdemir says schools should teach Turkish language

Özdemir says schools should teach Turkish language

Germany’s new Green party new leader Cem Özdemir has said that schools should offer more Turkish language lessons, daily Bild reported on Monday.

KfW to report more losses after ‘catastrophic’ autumn

KfW to report more losses after ‘catastrophic’ autumn

Germany's state-owned development bank KfW is expecting further losses in its final-quarter 2008 results, following losses in the first three quarters of the year, the bank's chief said on Monday.