One-fifth of households pay domestic help under the table

One-fifth of households pay domestic help under the table

Almost one-fifth of the 40 million German households has paid domestic help under the table at least once, according to a study published by opinion research centre TNS Emnid on Monday.

300 Russians and Turks brawl in Bavaria

300 Russians and Turks brawl in Bavaria

A group of some 300 young Russians and Turks brawled in Fürth after leaving a disco early on Sunday morning, Bavarian police reported on Monday.

RWE swallows Dutch energy firm Essent

RWE swallows Dutch energy firm Essent

Germany's second biggest power company, RWE, said Monday it had agreed to a €9.3-billion ($12.5-billion) acquire Dutch peer Essent in the biggest European takeover this year.

Berlin district mayor wants prostitution ban near schools

Berlin district mayor wants prostitution ban near schools

Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schöneberg district mayor wants less sex in the city and is supporting a ban on prostitution in front of public buildings like schools and religious facilities, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Monday.

Merkel’s coalition grapples with stimulus plan as elections loom

Merkel’s coalition grapples with stimulus plan as elections loom

As Germany's economy slides deeper into recession, Chancellor Angela Merkel's fractious government aims Monday to put party politics aside in a bid to haul the country out of the slump.

Airbus A400M military transport reportedly too heavy and weak

Airbus A400M military transport reportedly too heavy and weak

The Airbus A400 military transport plane is too heavy and does not deliver on performance, the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper reported on Monday.

Nine injured in Bavarian rush hour train fire

Nine injured in Bavarian rush hour train fire

A fire on a regional train near the Bavarian town Dachau injured nine passengers during the morning commute on Monday, national rail operator Deutsche Bahn reported.

Retiree freezes to death in own apartment

Retiree freezes to death in own apartment

A 79-year-old man has been found frozen to death in his Ober-Erlenbach home in the German state of Hesse, police said on Monday.

Club Transmediale: State of the art

Club Transmediale: State of the art

Berlin's multimedia arts festival Transmediale turns 10 this month. Co-founder of its club component Oliver Baurhenn celebrates a decade of unique club culture and Exberliner Magazine grilled him on how it all began, how tourists are changing Berlin nightlife and why the independent music scene must evolve to survive.

German woman found dead on Thai beach

German woman found dead on Thai beach

Thai police on Monday arrested a local man for the murder of a female German tourist who was killed during a notorious full moon party on a beach in southern Thailand, an official said.

Parliamentarian says Germany in violation of UN children’s rights

Parliamentarian says Germany in violation of UN children’s rights

The children of illegal immigrants in Germany should have the same “human right” to an education as German students, head of the parliamentary committee for education Ulla Burchardt told news agency DPA on Monday.

Thousands pay tribute to fallen communist figures

Thousands pay tribute to fallen communist figures

Thousands of Germans paid tribute Sunday to two communists 90 years after they were murdered by far-right soldiers during an uprising, police said.