Project recounts ordeal of Nazi forced labourers

Project recounts ordeal of Nazi forced labourers

Video testimony of nearly 600 survivors of Nazi forced labour programmes have been posted online for historians and students to better understand their ordeal, organisers said Thursday.

Berlin working on a ‘bad bank-lite’ rescue plan

Berlin working on a ‘bad bank-lite’ rescue plan

Germany is working on ways to help its banks get rid of toxic securities that have kept them wary about lending despite last year's €480-billion ($625-billion) rescue, a lawmaker said Thursday.

Schools flunk early English instruction

Schools flunk early English instruction

Primary schools across Germany have been offering basic English lessons for about five years now, but they may not be doing young children much good, news magazine Der Spiegel reported this week.

Inventor of the döner kebab dies

Inventor of the döner kebab dies

In sad news for anyone who has been drunk and hungry at 2 am, the man who invented the döner kebab sandwich nearly four decades ago in Berlin has passed away.

Ex-Deutsche Post boss admits to tax evasion

Ex-Deutsche Post boss admits to tax evasion

The ex-head of Germany's Deutsche Post admitted tax evasion on Thursday in a scandal that fuelled public anger about "fat-cat" excesses and won tiny Liechtenstein worldwide opprobrium.

Merkel calls for more women in top business positions

Merkel calls for more women in top business positions

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for German firms to promote more women to top positions with a powerful critique on the lack of female leadership in big business.

Steinmeier aims to work closely with Clinton on Mideast and Iran

Steinmeier aims to work closely with Clinton on Mideast and Iran

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday he hopes to work closely with his American counterpart Hillary Clinton as she takes her place in President Barack Obama’s new cabinet.

What’s on in Germany: January 22 – 28

What’s on in Germany: January 22 – 28

Wealth gap between east and west grows

Wealth gap between east and west grows

The gap between rich and poor in Germany has grown over recent years, as has the difference in wealth between the west of the country and the former communist east, according to a new study.

Military group says more German police needed in Afghanistan

Military group says more German police needed in Afghanistan

Instead of more soldiers, Germany should send more police to Afghanistan, the German military association DBwV told daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung on Thursday.

Agency says Germans should eat less meat

Agency says Germans should eat less meat

Germany’s Federal Environmental Agency is encouraging consumers in the bratwurst-loving country to cut back on meat products to benefit the climate, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Thursday.

German duo dance to win European figure skating title

German duo dance to win European figure skating title

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany took the European Figure Skating pairs title for the third successive year in Helsinki on Wednesday.