Bertelsmann mogul Mohn dies at 88

Bertelsmann mogul Mohn dies at 88

Reinhard Mohn, who built Germany's Bertelsmann from a family printing and publishing business into one of the world's largest media companies, has died at the age of 88, the firm said on Sunday.

Terror warnings dampen Oktoberfest merriment

Terror warnings dampen Oktoberfest merriment

On the final day of Munich’s Oktoberfest, the city’s mayor said a series of terror warnings had contributed to a “noticeable” drop in revelers to the world’s largest beer festival.

14-year-old boy arrested for assaulting 9-year-old

14-year-old boy arrested for assaulting 9-year-old

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for assaulting and seriously harming a 9-year-old-girl last month in North Rhine-Westphalia. The girl had been found critically injured near her home.

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

Jockeying for Finance Ministry heats up

The biggest sticking point in forming a new government may be in deciding who takes the reins at the Finance Ministry. All three parties in the new coalition are reportedly offering their own candidates for the high-profile job.

Giants rekindle the magic of German reunification

Giants rekindle the magic of German reunification

David Wroe and photographer Penny Bradfield take in the spectacle of giant marionettes walking the streets of Berlin to celebrate German reunification this weekend.

Experts recommend ‘turbo’ naturalisation for immigrants

Experts recommend ‘turbo’ naturalisation for immigrants

Germany’s next government should speed up the process for granting citizenship to immigrants, according to a new report by a group of migration experts.

Major budget cuts coming

Major budget cuts coming

The incoming centre-right German government will be obliged to cut public deficits by €40 billion ($56 billion) between 2011 and 2013, according to a working paper leaked to the press.