Survey finds nerds get laid later in life

Survey finds nerds get laid later in life

A new study by an online dating site has fuelled the popular belief that those with academic ambitions are more likely to hit the books than slip under the sheets.

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

SPD meets as Schmidt storm rumbles

With weak poll numbers and an awkward scandal filling the airwaves, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) met Tuesday in Hannover hoping for a reboot nine weeks before national elections.

Lufthansa deal with Austrian Airlines nears takeoff

Lufthansa deal with Austrian Airlines nears takeoff

German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it was near to a compromise agreement with the European Commission on its planned takeover of Austrian Airlines.

Flash mobs banned in Braunschweig

Flash mobs banned in Braunschweig

Tired of flash mobs holding gatherings in Braunschweig’s Schlossplatz square, the city says it is forbidding the social networking phenomenon, according to a report published Tuesday by the news site Zeit Online.

Freiburg public drinking ban overturned

Freiburg public drinking ban overturned

A Freiburg court overturned a city ban on consuming alcohol in public Tuesday. Freiburg and many other German cities have been putting such bans in place to combat public drunkenness and underage drinking.

Replacement busses on S-Bahn routes pulled off road for repairs

Replacement busses on S-Bahn routes pulled off road for repairs

Busses running to replace Berlin's temporarily cancelled commuter rail routes have been pulled off the road for mechanical defects, including the risk of fire, adding to commuter frustration.

Boy arrested at playground sandbox with heroin

Boy arrested at playground sandbox with heroin

A 12-year-old boy was arrested by Berlin police Monday evening after he was discovered to be carrying 150 small packets of heroin at a playground.

Insurers argue over cost of swine flu shots

Insurers argue over cost of swine flu shots

German health insurers are urging the government to take on the costs of immunising the population against swine flu, daily Leipziger Volkszeitung reported on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank posts surprise gains

Deutsche Bank posts surprise gains

Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest, reported on Tuesday a better-than-expected 68 percent increase in second quarter net profit to €1.1 billion ($1.6 billion dollars).

Rumours point to Schumi return

Rumours point to Schumi return

Speculation is rampant that German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement and once again take the wheel for Ferrari.