Germany clashes with Switzerland over tax info

Germany clashes with Switzerland over tax info

Germany and Switzerland clashed openly on Monday over the Alpine state's cherished banking secrecy after Berlin said it might buy the names of suspected tax-dodgers from a whistle-blower.

TripAdvisor ranks Germany’s top 25 hotels

TripAdvisor ranks Germany’s top 25 hotels

Users of the popular travel website TripAdvisor have ranked Germany's top 25 hotels, with the winners ranging from glamorous towers in Berlin to family-oriented establishments near amusement parks.

Berlinale announces complete line-up for 60th anniversary

Berlinale announces complete line-up for 60th anniversary

The star-studded 60th Berlin Film Festival starting next week will go back to its roots bridging East and West, organisers said Monday, this time uniting hot Hollywood fare with fresh Asian releases.

Bafin lifts ban on short-selling

Bafin lifts ban on short-selling

German financial market regulators on Monday lifted a ban on short-selling, where investors bet on a company's share price losing value, saying the chaos the practice had caused in 2008 had subsided.

Cops bill owner after running over dog

Cops bill owner after running over dog

A German woman has hired a lawyer after discovering the police had sent her a hefty bill for damage to a patrol car that was used to deliberately run over her beloved dog.

Germany to hunt down fines for EU traffic violations

Germany to hunt down fines for EU traffic violations

The German government is reportedly preparing to hunt down drivers guilty of traffic violations in other EU countries in order to collect a potential windfall in fines.

Booze-related violence on the rise among youths

Booze-related violence on the rise among youths

The number of alcohol-fuelled acts of violence by youths in Germany has seen a stunning increase over the last decade, a new study released on Monday showed.

Software glitch renders parking ‘verboten’ at UK garage

Software glitch renders parking ‘verboten’ at UK garage

Drivers attempting to park at a central Birmingham garage have been frustrated by a ticket dispenser that switches to German when the car park is full.

Politicians renew calls for NPD ban

Politicians renew calls for NPD ban

Seven years after Germany’s high court refused to ban the neo-Nazi NPD party, a growing number of politicians are advocating a renewed attempt to end their legitimacy.

Leverkusen back on top after quick victory over Freiburg

Leverkusen back on top after quick victory over Freiburg

Bayer Leverkusen took over for Bayern Munich as Bundesliga leaders for the second week running after blitzing Freiburg with three goals in four minutes on their way to a 3-1 win on Sunday night.

Longest snowy period in 30 years set to end soon

Longest snowy period in 30 years set to end soon

The longest snowy period in the last 30 years could end next week, meteorologists from the German Weather Service (DWD) reported over the weekend.