Berlin fusses over EU birth rate study

Berlin fusses over EU birth rate study

Germany's Ministry of Family Affairs accused EU statisticians on Tuesday of using inaccurate birth rate data in a new study that placed it dead last among European countries.

CDU slush-fund scandal figure Schreiber denies charges

CDU slush-fund scandal figure Schreiber denies charges

Karlheinz Schreiber, the German-Canadian weapons lobbyist and key figure in a political slush-fund scandal, was formally charged on Tuesday with tax evasion, bribery and fraud.

Frankfurt air traffic officials suspended for close call

Frankfurt air traffic officials suspended for close call

Three air traffic control tower employees and a flight data analyst at the Frankfurt airport have been suspended after two planes almost collided on the runway, the DFS air traffic control authority announced on Tuesday.

BMW races back into the black

BMW races back into the black

German luxury car maker BMW said on Tuesday it had returned to profit in the second quarter and was in talks with French auto group PSA, but was cautious on its full-year outlook.

Police raid neo-Nazi occupied hotel

Police raid neo-Nazi occupied hotel

Police commandos in Lower Saxony raided a hotel occupied by neo-Nazis on Tuesday morning after hearing shots fired on the premises.

Munich Re surprises with strong Q2

Munich Re surprises with strong Q2

Munich Re, one of the world's top reinsurance companies, surprised analysts on Tuesday with strong second-quarter figures, the latest in a row of mostly upbeat global financial sector results.

New law puts cold calling on hold

New law puts cold calling on hold

Those pesky telemarketers may have interrupted your dinner for the last time thanks to a change in German law that takes effect Tuesday.

Berlin to quash noise complaints caused by children

Berlin to quash noise complaints caused by children

After several court cases over playground noise, the Berlin city government is planning to thwart crotchety complainers with a ban on lawsuits against noise disturbances by children, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Tuesday.

Summer weather finally arrives

Summer weather finally arrives

High pressure system “Juliane” is bringing sunshine and heat to Germany for the next several days, the German Weather Service reported on Tuesday.

Bauhaus exhibition draws huge crowds in Berlin

Bauhaus exhibition draws huge crowds in Berlin

Ninety years after it began revolutionising design, and six decades after the Nazis banned it, Germany's famed Bauhaus movement is luring huge crowds to a new show in Berlin.

German ship freed by Somali pirates

German ship freed by Somali pirates

Somali pirates freed a Malaysian tugboat and a German container ship with a total of 35 seamen after the hijackers were paid ransoms, maritime officials said Monday.