Hospitals ‘bribing’ doctors for patients

Hospitals ‘bribing’ doctors for patients

Doctors and hospitals are blaming each other this week after it emerged that medical facilities have been secretly paying premiums to doctors for sending them patients.

Merkel ahead in polls as election battle heats up

Merkel ahead in polls as election battle heats up

With 25 days until Germany’s federal elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to win a second term in power with her preferred centre-right coalition, according to two opinion polls published on Wednesday.

No Angels singer pans police and press for public HIV outing

No Angels singer pans police and press for public HIV outing

Five months after she was arrested on suspicion of infecting her lovers with HIV, No Angels singer Nadja Benaissa criticised both law enforcement officials and the German media on Wednesday.

BMW to invest €1 billion in German plants

BMW to invest €1 billion in German plants

BMW announced on Wednesday it would stay committed to producing cars in Germany by investing €1 billion into its factories around the country.

10,000 skilled labour traineeships go unfilled

10,000 skilled labour traineeships go unfilled

More than 10,000 apprenticeship positions remain open in the skilled labour sector despite the economic crisis, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Neo-Nazi NPD faces tax-money windfall for victory in Saxony

Neo-Nazi NPD faces tax-money windfall for victory in Saxony

Germany's neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) stands to gain a taxpayer-funded windfall for being re-elected to Saxony's state parliament on Sunday, according to daily paper Die Tageszeitung.

Car scrapping premium funds run out

Car scrapping premium funds run out

Germany’s popular "cash for clunkers" car scrapping premium ran out of funds on Wednesday, the government said.

Court allows suspected terrorist to name son ‘Jihad’

Court allows suspected terrorist to name son ‘Jihad’

After a three-year legal battle, an Islamist under surveillance by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been allowed to name his young son “Jihad,” daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Berlin fights Google Books project in US court

Berlin fights Google Books project in US court

Berlin on Wednesday opposed a legal settlement that would allow Google to digitise and sell millions of books online, arguing it violated international treaties on authors' rights.

Wild horses taking refuge at former US base

Wild horses taking refuge at former US base

A former US military base in Hanau, Hesse, is to become home to a group of endangered horses next month in an effort to conserve the habitat and protect the rare animals.