‘American Beauty’ too hot to handle for German schools

‘American Beauty’ too hot to handle for German schools

Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia are considering dropping the film „American Beauty“ from the English curriculum for final secondary school exams after complaints it was too risqué, Der Spiegel reported.

Thousands set to lose their jobs this year

Thousands set to lose their jobs this year

Labour Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday he expects a rush by companies to reduce working hours as well as a big jump in unemployment this year as Germany slides deeper into recession.

Report says terrorists threaten German cities

Report says terrorists threaten German cities

A recent video posted on Youtube by suspected Islamists specifically threatened to launch attacks in Berlin, Cologne and Bremen, according to a report by German news magazine Focus.

Siemens could pull out of Areva nuclear venture

Siemens could pull out of Areva nuclear venture

German engineering group Siemens plans to sell its stake in Areva NP, the reactor subsidiary of French nuclear power giant Areva, a source close to the matter told AFP.

Police bust child porn ring using mobile phones

Police bust child porn ring using mobile phones

Investigators in Germany have for the first time uncovered a paedophilia network distributing images via mobile phones as police this week raided more than 400 homes across the country.