Youth services admits failure in toddler’s death by neglect

Youth services admits failure in toddler’s death by neglect

The youth services office in the Bavarian town of Tirschenreuth on Tuesday admitted on partial responsibility in the case of a two-year-old girl whose mother allowed her to starve to death.

IMF slashes growth forecast for Germany

IMF slashes growth forecast for Germany

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slashed its growth forecasts for Germany for this year and 2011, warning that a recovery in Europe's top economy would only be "moderate and fragile."

Ferguson and United gunning for Bayern

Ferguson and United gunning for Bayern

Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson said his side were gunning for Bayern Munich in a Champion’s League quarter-final clash on Tuesday evening.

Chicken shortage forces Easter bunny to import eggs

Chicken shortage forces Easter bunny to import eggs

A new ban on battery cages for poultry in Germany may mean happier chickens, but it will also force the country to import up to half of its Easter eggs this year.

Google ‘Street View’ car sabotaged in suspected privacy protest

Google ‘Street View’ car sabotaged in suspected privacy protest

Vandals in Germany have sabotaged a Google "Street View" car, police said Tuesday, an apparent act of protest against the navigation service that is controversial in the country amid privacy concerns.

Schäuble demands EU economic government

Schäuble demands EU economic government

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for greater integration among European Union member states eventually leading to an “economic government” following the Greek debt-crisis.

German ‘WePad’ to compete with Apple’s iPad

German ‘WePad’ to compete with Apple’s iPad

A Berlin firm has developed a new tablet PC called the “WePad” that aims to bridge the gap between the publishing world and the internet while competing with Apple's hotly awaited iPad.

EU plan to block web child porn sparks German opposition

EU plan to block web child porn sparks German opposition

The debate over whether child pornography websites should be blocked or shut down reignited in Germany on Tuesday, as the EU Commission moved to censor offending content.

Fuel companies deny holiday price-gouging

Fuel companies deny holiday price-gouging

The German head of petrol providers BP and Aral on Tuesday vehemently rejected accusations that the companies were gouging driver with higher prices ahead of the Easter holiday.

‘Merkel bonus’ fails to save German women from pay gap

‘Merkel bonus’ fails to save German women from pay gap

Telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom this month unveiled a quota for female senior executives, but even with more women managers, Germany as a whole still trails far behind in pay equality between the sexes.