US social commerce site Groupon buys Citydeal

US social commerce site Groupon buys Citydeal

The popular US online discount service Groupon announced on Monday it would takeover its European rival Citydeal just months after the German clone website was established.

Government’s Islamic Conference gets off to a rocky start

Government’s Islamic Conference gets off to a rocky start

The second German Islamic Conference began on Monday in Berlin, but it was overshadowed by the withdrawal of one Muslim group amid a policy squabble and the disqualification of another.

Berlin to present plan for new EU deficit rules

Berlin to present plan for new EU deficit rules

Germany will lay out wide-ranging proposals to bolster Europe's fiscal rules on Friday, a spokesman said, declining to comment on reports Berlin would push for an EU equivalent of its own debt-limiting law.

Injured Ballack ruled out of World Cup

Injured Ballack ruled out of World Cup

Germany captain Michael Ballack has been forced to pull out of the World Cup finals in South Africa, the German football federation (DFB) said Monday.

Germany spared volcanic ash cloud – for now

Germany spared volcanic ash cloud – for now

The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland that is once again crippling air traffic across Europe will likely spare German airports for the immediate future, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

The Best of Berlin in May

The Best of Berlin in May

Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, this month gets ready for its movie close-up in Babelsberg, fights for inner peace and squats the city.

Police enlist Turkey Vulture for corpse searches

Police enlist Turkey Vulture for corpse searches

German police are hoping that a Turkey Vulture could be the latest, low-tech weapon in their armoury: they want to harness the bird's incredible sense of smell to locate dead bodies that sniffer dogs can't reach.

Municipal doctors strike across country

Municipal doctors strike across country

Hospital patients faced long delays on Monday, when doctors went on an indefinite strike at municipal clinics in 14 states across Germany.

Arsonists attack Rhineland synagogue

Arsonists attack Rhineland synagogue

Unknown arsonists attacked a synagogue in Worms on Sunday night, police in the Rhineland-Palatinate city said on Monday.

Discount tickets on sale for Deutsche Bahn’s 175th anniversary

Discount tickets on sale for Deutsche Bahn’s 175th anniversary

German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn on Monday kicked off celebrations for the 175th anniversary of the country's first railroad with special offers for discount tickets.