To deal with a looming doctor shortage in Germany, Health Minister Philipp Rösler called on Sunday for medical schools to broaden the way they accept students – including less emphasis on school grades.
German scientists have found a less controversial use for the “naked body scanners” being rolled out at European airports – investigating ancient Egyptian mummies.
A Bavarian job recruitment worker who decided his own job was too hard tried to extort his employer out of a seven-figure sum with a bomb threat, police said Sunday.
The coming North Rhine-Westphalia state election, which could reshape Germany’s political landscape, is on a knife edge according to Sunday poll, with neither a centre-right nor centre-left coalition possible.
The Federal Employment Agency and leading business groups have expressed strong confidence in Germany’s job market, with unemployment unlikely to reach anywhere near the heights feared a year ago.
Michael Schumacher has been knocked out of the formula one Grand Prix in Malaysia because of a mechanical failure, adding to the anti-climactic start to the world record holder’s comeback.
The Good Friday bloodshed in Afghanistan prompted German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to break a long-standing political taboo on Sunday and call the conflict a “war.”