Germany can create four million new jobs

Germany can create four million new jobs

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Social Democratic Party’s chancellor candidate, announced last week a plan to create full employment in Germany by 2020. Rejecting criticism he’s being unrealistic, he argues his political opponents offer no alternative.

Consumer prices fall for first time in 22 years

Consumer prices fall for first time in 22 years

Inflation in Germany dropped 0.5 percent last month compared to the same period in 2008 – the first such decline in 22 years – raising the spectre of deflation amidst the worst economic downturn since World War II.

Making music class child’s play

Making music class child’s play

Looking for a way to expose her young daughter to both music and English, Rhea Wessel discovers singing children’s songs can be a challenging yet rewarding pastime.

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

Bad economy takes toll on children’s pocket money

The global economic crisis is having a negative impact on German children, who have seen their allowances shrink this year, according to a new study published on Tuesday.

US crayfish invaders spreading plague in German rivers

US crayfish invaders spreading plague in German rivers

An immigrant population of crayfish from the United States has invaded the waters of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, threatening the local population with a crustacean plague.

CDU touts internet crime watch

CDU touts internet crime watch

Leading conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) want to institute stronger control over internet use and conduct police surveillance to prevent crime, daily Rheinische Post reported on Tuesday.

90-year-old jailed for Nazi war crimes

90-year-old jailed for Nazi war crimes

A court jailed a 90-year-old former German army commander for life Tuesday for ordering a massacre of civilians in an Italian village in 1944 in one of Germany's last major Nazi war crimes trials.

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

Busty poster kicks off campaign controversy

The campaign for Germany's general election in September only officially began on Sunday, but one Berlin politician has already created a stir with chesty imagery of herself – and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Schumacher cancels Formula One comeback

Schumacher cancels Formula One comeback

German racing legend Michael Schumacher on Tuesday said he was cancelling his plans to return to Formula One due to complications from injuries caused by a motorcycle accident.

OSCE observers to monitor German election

OSCE observers to monitor German election

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said this week it will send observers to monitor the German general election next month, the first time such a mission has been sent to Germany.

Man dies of lightning strike at garden show

Man dies of lightning strike at garden show

A visitor to the Federal Horticultural Exhibition (BUGA) in Schwerin died on Monday after he was struck by lightning during a sudden thunder storm, police reported on Tuesday.

Near-miss sparks new air traffic control surveillance

Near-miss sparks new air traffic control surveillance

Germany's DFS air traffic authority is planning to record internal discussions between their control tower employees after an embarrassing near-collision in Frankfurt last month, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Tuesday.