Doctors outraged by infant vaccine shortage

Doctors outraged by infant vaccine shortage

Medical experts warned of grave health danger to children on Monday following weekend reports that many important infant vaccinations have not been delivered to German hospitals since late January.

Germany facing another blast of winter weather

Germany facing another blast of winter weather

The harsh winter weather continued to batter Germany on Monday, with more snow in the forecast. Hospitals reported a spike in ice-related injuries and an ice breaker delivered provisions to the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee, which has been unreachable for weeks.

SAP shares slump amid leadership shake-up

SAP shares slump amid leadership shake-up

Shares in German-based SAP, the world's largest professional software group, slumped Monday after the company said Leo Apotheker would step down as chief executive officer to be replaced by two company insiders.

Smallest Karneval parade faces curtain call

Smallest Karneval parade faces curtain call

The party could soon be over for Germany’s smallest Karneval parade unless the town of Unna in North Rhine-Westphalia can find a replacement for its retiring merry jester.

Indie cinemas battle for Berlin’s spotlight

Indie cinemas battle for Berlin’s spotlight

Indie cinemas are a dying breed the world over... except in Berlin, home to nearly 60 small arthouse and neighbourhood venues. The fight for survival is brutal. But as Exberliner magazine's Alice Harrison reports, some of them are even getting the red carpet treatment at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Bahn CEO intervenes after railway gives teen wine as redress

Bahn CEO intervenes after railway gives teen wine as redress

Deutsche Bahn CEO Rüdiger Grube has personally intervened after a 16-year-old girl thrown off a train on one of the coldest nights of the year was compensated by the company with a bottle of wine.

Liechtenstein bank owes tax dodger damages, court rules

Liechtenstein bank owes tax dodger damages, court rules

A German tax dodger has won millions in damages in a suit against his Liechtenstein bank for failing to reveal that his information was stolen along with hundreds of other account holders and sold to Berlin for a criminal investigation.

The Best of the Rhineland in February

The Best of the Rhineland in February

This month Rhine-online, the Rhineland’s leading English-language website, offers some Karneval insight, uncovers a Mapplethorpe retrospective in Düsseldorf, and dines the Michelin-way in Königswinter.

FDP to speed reform pace to combat falling opinion polls

FDP to speed reform pace to combat falling opinion polls

Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the pro-business Free Democrats, have agreed to quicken the pace of their promised reforms in reaction to the party's rapidly falling public approval ratings.

Public worker strike drags on in wage dispute

Public worker strike drags on in wage dispute

Public workers’ union Verdi called for strikes in northern Germany on Monday as their wage dispute with state and municipal employers continued.

South Korea seeks Germany’s advice on reunification

South Korea seeks Germany’s advice on reunification

South Korea is keen to learn from Germany's experience of melding capitalist and communist rival states, officials said after a presidential summit on Monday.