Cornerstone laid for controversial Cologne mosque

Cornerstone laid for controversial Cologne mosque

The symbolic first stone was laid for one of Europe’s largest mosques at ceremony in Cologne on Saturday after years of controversy dividing the city’s residents.

Bad economy spurs jobs agency deficit

Bad economy spurs jobs agency deficit

Germany’s Federal Labour Agency confirmed Saturday that it is facing a €17.8 billion deficit as the worsening economy, higher unemployment claims and government support for a shorter working hours scheme drain the its coffers.

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

One in six German voters regrets voting decision

Less than six weeks after giving Chancellor Angela Merkel another term in office, a new survey says one in six German voters regrets their decision on September 27 and would now pick a different party.

German women to get TV channel of their own

German women to get TV channel of their own

The German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 plans to launch Germany’s first television channel directed exclusively toward a female audience early next year, the company’s head told Der Spiegel magazine.

The man who opened the Berlin Wall

The man who opened the Berlin Wall

On November 9th 1989, Harald Jäger wanted his night shift at the East Berlin border crossing at Bornholmer Strasse to go quietly. Instead, Jäger opened the first crack in the Berlin Wall and helped make history.

Leverkusen pummels Frankfurt

Leverkusen pummels Frankfurt

League leaders Bayer Leverkusen opened a four-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga on Friday with a 4-0 demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt after scoring three goals in the first 11 minutes.