Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Many Evangelical Americans might consider Europe a godless place, but as David Wroe reports, questioning the theory of evolution and teaching Creationism is on the rise in Germany.

Heidelberger printing to nix another 2,500 jobs

Heidelberger printing to nix another 2,500 jobs

Printing press producer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG will lay off some 2,500 workers in Germany this year, the company announced on Thursday.

Railing on Germany’s Prince of the Rails

Railing on Germany’s Prince of the Rails

Forget late trains and spying on employees. Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, explains why Deutsche Bahn boss Hartmut Mehdorn should be run off the rails.

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

Germany's high court on Thursday banned an advertising campaign by animal rights group PETA comparing animals in a slaughter house to Jews in Nazi concentration camps.

Cologne mayor investigated for recording archive meetings

Cologne mayor investigated for recording archive meetings

State prosecutors are investigating Cologne Mayor Fritz Schramma for allegedly making secret recordings of emergency task force meetings after the deadly collapse of the city’s historical archive, authorities announced on Thursday.

German chess federation joins anti-doping fight

German chess federation joins anti-doping fight

Doping scandals have rocked plenty of sports recently – but the cerebral world of chess? As absurd as it may seem, the German Chess Federation (DSV) decided to join the fight against perfomance-enhancing substances this week.

Merkel calls for sweeping NATO renewal

Merkel calls for sweeping NATO renewal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for NATO’s mission to be fundamentally redefined one week ahead of the transatlantic alliance’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

What’s on in Germany: March 26 – April 1

What’s on in Germany: March 26 – April 1

Police fear ‘phantom killer’ evidence could be contaminated

Police fear ‘phantom killer’ evidence could be contaminated

German police are investigating whether they have been working with contaminated evidence in the "Phantom from Heilbronn" murder case, media reports said on Thursday.

Labour Agency faces shortfall amid worsening recession

Labour Agency faces shortfall amid worsening recession

Increasing unemployment could deplete the financial reserves of Germany's Federal Labour Agency more quickly than expected, according to a report in daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Thursday.

German pair wins world figure skating title

German pair wins world figure skating title

German duo Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won their second-straight pairs title at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles late on Wednesday.

Court rules <i>Zeitungzeugen</i> project can continue if limited

Court rules Zeitungzeugen project can continue if limited

A German court ruled Wednesday that a British publisher could continue to sell reprints of Nazi-era newspapers in Germany, but only for editions up until the start of World War II.