Economics advisor says hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost

Economics advisor says hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost

The German government’s newest economics advisor says a number of failing banks should be allowed to collapse, and predicted that hundreds of thousands of jobs would be lost in Germany.

Shoppers face new food package sizes

Shoppers face new food package sizes

Rushing back into the supermarkets on Tuesday, Germans will find that comparing prices of food in supermarket has become more complicated, with this weekend’s scrapping of the standard size rules.

Toad migration season keeps fence volunteers busy

Toad migration season keeps fence volunteers busy

The toad migration season has begun, and an army of volunteers are dutifully manning the toad fences along hundreds of German roads where the creatures would otherwise come to a sticky end.

Top bishop connects atheism to genocide

Top bishop connects atheism to genocide

One of Germany’s most senior Catholic bishops has caused outrage by attacking atheism and implying a connection between non belief in God and the worst crimes of Nazism and communism.

Eighth death in care home mystery illness

Eighth death in care home mystery illness

An old people’s care home has recorded an eighth death in connection with a mysterious illness hitting residents.

German-Afghan politician assassinated in Kandahar

German-Afghan politician assassinated in Kandahar

A German-Afghan woman who spent years in exile here before returning to Afghanistan to enter politics and fight for women’s rights has been assassinated in the southern city of Kandahar.