Fashion magazine ‘Brigitte’ goes model-free

Fashion magazine ‘Brigitte’ goes model-free

Brigitte, one of Germany’s most popular glossy women’s magazines, announced on Monday that it will no longer use models in photo spreads in response to changing ideas about beauty.

Hypo Real Estate needs five years to pay off state aid

Hypo Real Estate needs five years to pay off state aid

Troubled German property financier Hypo Real Estate (Hypo RE) will need until 2015 to repay about €100 billion of state aid, chief executive Axel Wieandt said Monday.

Wolf pup killed by car in Saxony

Wolf pup killed by car in Saxony

A five-month-old wolf pup has been run over by a car in the state of Saxony, officials in Rietschen reported on Monday.

Soldier dies from injuries suffered in Afghanistan suicide attack

Soldier dies from injuries suffered in Afghanistan suicide attack

A 24-year-old German soldier has died from injuries suffered during a suicide attack in Afghanistan last year, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

President honours man killed by bullies at Munich S-Bahn station

President honours man killed by bullies at Munich S-Bahn station

German President Horst Köhler has posthumously awarded the Federal Cross of Merit to Dominik Brunner, the man who was beaten to death at a Munich S-Bahn stop while trying to protect a group of children from bullies.

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Merkel starts contentious coalition talks with FDP

Freshly re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel begins on Monday what could be prickly negotiations with her new coalition partners over forming a government amid differences over taxes and ministerial portfolios.

Publisher shelves honour killing book in fear of Islamist retaliation

Publisher shelves honour killing book in fear of Islamist retaliation

A Düsseldorf publisher has cancelled print of a murder mystery because of fears that its subject matter – an honour killing – would put employees at risk for Islamist retaliation, according to news magazine Der Spiegel.

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Stasi victims still searching for peace after 20 years

Twenty years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but victims of communist East Germany's despised Stasi secret police say fighting off history's ghosts is still a daily struggle.

Warmer temperatures on their way after autumn storms

Warmer temperatures on their way after autumn storms

After a rash of autumn storms, Germany’s weather is set to warm up briefly to summer-like temperatures, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

Case of dead infants likely to go unsolved

Case of dead infants likely to go unsolved

The case of four dead babies found last week in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district will likely never be solved, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Monday.