Netanyahu demands action against Iran during ’emotional’ Berlin visit

Netanyahu demands action against Iran during ’emotional’ Berlin visit

Netanyahu calls for

‘They might as well forget democracy altogether’

‘They might as well forget democracy altogether’

With the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party hoping to make inroads in three state elections this Sunday, a former member of Germany's far-right scene suggests how mainstream political parties should be confronting the extremists.

Hesse unveils fragments of Roman emperor statue found in stream

Hesse unveils fragments of Roman emperor statue found in stream

Hessian Science Minister Eva Kühne-Hörmann on Thursday presented fragments of a 2,000-year-old bronze equestrian statue of Roman Emperor Augustus found recently in a stream near Giessen.

Bayern Munich aiming to snap up Real Madrid’s Robben

Bayern Munich aiming to snap up Real Madrid’s Robben

Bayern Munich look set to sign Real Madrid's Dutch winger Arjen Robben, according to reports in both the Spanish and German media on Thursday with the transfer window set to close next week.

Experts warn of future doctor shortage crisis

Experts warn of future doctor shortage crisis

The German Medical Association has called upon the new government to step up work to address a future shortfall in doctors, as two-thirds of German clinics look for new medical staff, and 75,000 doctors approach retirement by 2017.

Stimulus package funding goes untapped in four states

Stimulus package funding goes untapped in four states

Six months after the passage of Germany's stimulus package, four of the country's 16 states have yet to tap the €10 billion set aside by the federal government to stimulate growth, daily Bild reported on Thursday.

Schäuble sees no increased terrorist threat

Schäuble sees no increased terrorist threat

Interior Ministry Wolfgang Schäuble on Thursday downplayed the threat of an imminent terrorist attack in Germany before the general election in September.

Economists boost growth forecasts for Germany

Economists boost growth forecasts for Germany

Economists from leading German banks and economic research institutes on Thursday adjusted their 2010 growth forecasts for Europe's largest economy upwards amid improving signs for a healthy recovery after the financial crisis.

What’s on in Germany: August 27 – September 2

What’s on in Germany: August 27 – September 2

This Week's Highlights: A wine fest in Frankfurt, a fashion party in Cologne, and The Get Up Kids stop off in Munich.

Ulla Schmidt won’t be audited in car scandal

Ulla Schmidt won’t be audited in car scandal

The government budgetary committee has opted not to have Germany’s Federal Court of Auditors review Health Minister Ulla Schmidt’s controversial use of her official car while on holiday in Spain.

Town transformed into Afghan village for military training

Town transformed into Afghan village for military training

Locals in the remote town of Lengefeld have become the first civilians to take part in military training lessons as their homes are transformed into a makeshift Afghan village for Bundeswehr exercises. AFP’s Deborah Cole reports.

A political primer for Germany’s election on September 27

A political primer for Germany’s election on September 27

With just over a month left until Germany’s general election on September 27, Dr. Jackson Janes from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University offers a political primer of what’s at stake for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her challenger Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.