Open up medicine to solve doctor shortage, Rösler urges

Open up medicine to solve doctor shortage, Rösler urges

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.

Scientists use ‘naked scanners’ to probe mummies

Scientists use ‘naked scanners’ to probe mummies

German scientists have found a less controversial use for the “naked body scanners” being rolled out at European airports – investigating ancient Egyptian mummies.

Lazy job recruiter tries to blackmail boss with bomb threat

Lazy job recruiter tries to blackmail boss with bomb threat

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.

Crucial NRW election on knife edge

Crucial NRW election on knife edge

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.

Clouds part over Germany’s job market

Clouds part over Germany’s job market

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.

Schumi forced out of Malaysian GP

Schumi forced out of Malaysian GP

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.

It’s war, says Guttenberg

It’s war, says Guttenberg

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.”