Rösler infuriates pharma industry with plan to cut drugs costs

Rösler infuriates pharma industry with plan to cut drugs costs

German Health Minister Philipp Rösler surprised observers and infuriated the pharma industry on Friday by launching a tough-seeming package to reduce drug costs including mandatory price cuts.

Germans lose fear of climate change after long, hard winter

Germans lose fear of climate change after long, hard winter

Germans are losing their fear of climate change, according to a survey, with just 42 percent worried about global warming.

Rhine River 90km shorter than everyone thinks

Rhine River 90km shorter than everyone thinks

A biologist has discovered that the river Rhine is around 90 kilometres shorter than most books, atlases and even official authorities suggest – and now frantic efforts are being made to spread the correct length.

CIA leak shows plans to market Afghan war to Europeans

CIA leak shows plans to market Afghan war to Europeans

A CIA expert has called for optimistic Afghans and their womenfolk to be recruited as flag-wavers for the NATO mission, to persuade sceptical Europeans to support the war, according to a document leaked on Friday.

Döner industry comes of age with first national conference

Döner industry comes of age with first national conference

The German döner kebab market has come of age, with the industry holding its first ever national conference in Berlin at the weekend.

Clocks go forward an hour for summer time

Clocks go forward an hour for summer time

European summer time starts this weekend, with the clocks going forward at 2 am Sunday, cutting the night by an hour but producing longer, lighter evenings.