Merkel demands equal pay for women

Merkel demands equal pay for women

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, voted Forbes magazine's most powerful woman in the world for the fourth year running, called on women Monday to fight for their right to equal pay.

Briton assaulted by neo-Nazis in Hamburg

Briton assaulted by neo-Nazis in Hamburg

Members of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) attacked a dark-skinned British man in Hamburg over the weekend, beating him and dousing him with pepper spray after he tore up their election pamphlet.

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

Showing Germany’s personal road to reunification

As the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, a new exhibition is depicting the period of upheaval in East Germany from May 1989 to December 1990 with an intimate collection of photos and video.

Man charged with camping site bloodbath

Man charged with camping site bloodbath

Prosecutors charged a 33-year-old man from Cologne with murder on Monday, one day after he allegedly used a samurai sword to slay three people at a Coesfeld camping ground.

Lamprey biting binge signals species’ return to Baltic Sea

Lamprey biting binge signals species’ return to Baltic Sea

Two swimmers in the Baltic Sea sought medical treatment over the weekend after being bitten by sea lampreys, an uncomfortable incident that has the state fisheries department aflutter about the return of the parasitic marine animal.

Bare-bones Aldi expands as US shoppers struggle

Bare-bones Aldi expands as US shoppers struggle

German discount supermarket Aldi recently opened its 1,000th store in the United States, as American shoppers fall on hard economic times.

Scorpion hiding in Vietnamese fruit basket stings young girl

Scorpion hiding in Vietnamese fruit basket stings young girl

A gift basket from Vietnam contained a venomous surprise for a seven-year-old girl, who was rushed to the hospital in Bonn after being stung by a stowaway scorpion.

Scandals besmirch end to world athletics championships

Scandals besmirch end to world athletics championships

The IAAF Athletics World Championships concluded with two scandals over the weekend when six athletes were arrested for attacking nightclub doormen and a ZDF sports journalist insulted Berlin’s scruffy Marzahn district.

Six dead in two dramatic air accidents

Six dead in two dramatic air accidents

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation (BFU) is investigating two separate aircraft accidents that left six people dead on Sunday.

Gas customers pay €90 too much each year

Gas customers pay €90 too much each year

German consumers are paying too much for natural gas, a study commissioned by the environmentalist Green party revealed on Monday.

Berlin pressures GM on Opel decision

Berlin pressures GM on Opel decision

General Motors kept Germans guessing over the weekend over the fate of its troubled Opel unit even as pressure mounted for a decision on a proposed takeover by Canada's Magna International.