Beatnik Berlin fostering high-tech start-ups

Beatnik Berlin fostering high-tech start-ups

Long a magnet for artsy, creative types, Berlin has become a hotbed for technology start-ups. Sabine Devins reports on the German capital's new IT entrepreneurs.

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Dieter Althaus resigned from his posts as the premier of Thuringia and the head of state’s conservative Christian Democrats on Thursday.

German execs took 20 percent pay cut last year

German execs took 20 percent pay cut last year

Salaries for top executives of major German companies plummeted by one-fifth last year as the financial crisis began to bite in Europe's top economy, a study released on Thursday showed.

Clean it like The Kaiser: Siemens offers FC Bayern appliances

Clean it like The Kaiser: Siemens offers FC Bayern appliances

Here’s something for the FC Bayern Munich fan who has everything: a high-efficiency washing machine and vacuum cleaner set kitted-out in the football club’s colours.

New US ambassador Murphy takes up his post

New US ambassador Murphy takes up his post

Philip Murphy, the new US ambassador to Germany officially took up his post on Thursday after handing President Horst Köhler his diplomatic accreditation in an official ceremony at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace.

Lufthansa vows new subsidiary Austrian Airlines will make money

Lufthansa vows new subsidiary Austrian Airlines will make money

Austrian Airlines (AUA) will stop losing money next year and will start making profit again as soon as possible after that, the troubled carrier's new owner, German giant Lufthansa, vowed on Thursday.

German voters growing more sceptical of campaign promises

German voters growing more sceptical of campaign promises

As Germany's general election approaches at the end of the month, a study released on Thursday showed that two-thirds of the country's voters believe that politicians are lying when they make campaign promises.

Art stolen by Nazis turns up on TV antiques show

Art stolen by Nazis turns up on TV antiques show

Munich police are calling for witnesses to reveal the owner of valuable 17th-century painting stolen by the Nazis that recently turned up on an antique appraisal television show.

What’s on in Germany: September 3 – 9

What’s on in Germany: September 3 – 9

This Week's Highlights: A big art opening in Berlin, Belgian dancers in Hannover, and a children's film festival in Frankfurt.

Merkel vows swift clean up at Asse nuke dump

Merkel vows swift clean up at Asse nuke dump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel assured on Thursday that the controversial Asse nuclear waste depot in Lower Saxony would be cleaned up quickly.

Once filthy Ruhr River safe again for salmon

Once filthy Ruhr River safe again for salmon

Residents near the Ruhr River are celebrating the return of salmon to the once uninhabitable waters near Essen this week.

New film tells story of Olympic gender trick in Nazi Germany

New film tells story of Olympic gender trick in Nazi Germany

A new film soon to hit screens in Germany tells the true story of a female Jewish high-jumper whom the Nazis excluded from the 1936 Berlin Olympics, picking instead a man in drag - who came fourth.