Röttgen says ‘ice broken’ at Bonn climate talks

Röttgen says ‘ice broken’ at Bonn climate talks

The highest octane political gathering on climate since the Copenhagen summit collapsed into near failure has helped restore trust but delivered no big breakthroughs, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen said on Tuesday.

Dog that killed baby will not be put down

Dog that killed baby will not be put down

A dog that killed a Cottbus family’s eight-week-old baby will not be put down, a city spokesman said on Tuesday.

US government calls out Deutsche Telekom over union busting

US government calls out Deutsche Telekom over union busting

The US House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor has reportedly sent a letter to the head of Deutsche Telekom asking him to address their concerns over the company’s policy on unions for its operations in America.

Police deny 15-year-old girl forced to marry

Police deny 15-year-old girl forced to marry

Berlin police on Tuesday denied reports that a 15-year-old girl they saved from a forced marriage last week was secretly returned to the city and married to a 19-year-old groom.

Adler ruled out of World Cup with broken ribs

Adler ruled out of World Cup with broken ribs

Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler was on Tuesday ruled out of next month's World Cup in South Africa as he is set to undergo an operation to repair damaged ribs.

Stormy weather to keep volcanic ash at bay

Stormy weather to keep volcanic ash at bay

The cool and rainy weather this week might be a lousy start to May, but it does have the advantage of keeping German skies free from the volcanic ash currently crippling Irish air traffic.

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Good news for the start of Bavaria's beer garden season: Except for capital city Munich, the southern German state's beer prices are expected to remain stable this year.

Schäuble warns Greeks to stick to austerity plan

Schäuble warns Greeks to stick to austerity plan

Greece must adhere rigidly to its austerity plan or loans from the eurozone and the IMF will be halted, potentially pushing the debt-laden country towards insolvency, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Tuesday.

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

Chances grim for FDP’s tax cut proposal

Chances for tax cuts planned by junior coalition party the Free Democrats are grim, according to early figures released on Tuesday ahead of a national tax assessment.

Customers unable to file taxes amid bank delays

Customers unable to file taxes amid bank delays

Hundreds of thousands of Germans may not be able to file their 2009 taxes on time, a media report said on Tuesday. System changes at many of the country’s top banks have led to delays in sending out tax records.

Berlin exhibition explores Jewish roots of comics

Berlin exhibition explores Jewish roots of comics

A major new exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum, argues it was no coincidence that the biggest superheroes including Superman, Spiderman, Batman and the Hulk were all created by Jewish comic artists.