Muslim inventor set to take orthopaedic prayer rugs worldwide

Muslim inventor set to take orthopaedic prayer rugs worldwide

Ritual prayer for Muslims with knee problems can be painful, but an entrepreneur in Germany has patented a revolutionary solution to facilitate the centuries-old tradition – orthopaedic prayer rugs.

Deutsche Bank’s Ackermann says banks to follow G20 on bonuses

Deutsche Bank’s Ackermann says banks to follow G20 on bonuses

Josef Ackermann, the head of Deutsche Bank, said on Friday the German banking sector would adhere to self-regulation on salaries and bonuses similar to G20 recommendations this year.

Gourmet guerrillas invade Berlin’s culinary scene

Gourmet guerrillas invade Berlin’s culinary scene

David Wroe bellies up to the table to experience the latest culinary craze sweeping Berlin: eating gourmet food with complete strangers.

Mercedes F1 team reportedly hoping to sign Schumacher

Mercedes F1 team reportedly hoping to sign Schumacher

New Formula One team Mercedes Grand Prix are set to offer a driver's contract to retired former world champion Michael Schumacher, the daily Bild reported on Friday.

Allied Museum angles for space at Tempelhof Airport

Allied Museum angles for space at Tempelhof Airport

Berlin’s Allied Museum has unveiled a proposal to move from its remote location in the city's Zehlendorf district to Tempelhof Airport by 2014.

Merkel to present university reform plan next week

Merkel to present university reform plan next week

Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to present a roadmap to insure the quality of Germany's university bachelor’s degree at a summit in Berlin next week following months of student protests over controversial educational reforms.

Spread of Islam feared by 3 out of 4 Germans

Spread of Islam feared by 3 out of 4 Germans

Nearly three quarters of Germans fear the spread of Islam, according to a survey released on Friday.

Health insurance experts warn of extra fees to come

Health insurance experts warn of extra fees to come

Health insurers in Germany can no longer rule out millions in euros of additional fees for customers following a recent analysis of state-run health insurance (GKV) budgets, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Friday.

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg arrived in Afghanistan on Friday morning for a surprise visit to Bundeswehr troops stationed there, a ministry spokesperson said.

Bremen coach says team must prove worthy of Bundesliga title

Bremen coach says team must prove worthy of Bundesliga title

Werder Bremen welcome striker Claudio Pizarro back for Saturday's key Bundesliga clash against Schalke 04 with coach Thomas Schaaf insisting his side must prove they are Bundesliga title contenders.