Study uncovers 205 cases of Jesuit abuse

Study uncovers 205 cases of Jesuit abuse

At least 205 children suffered sexual or physical abuse at Jesuit-run German institutions in recent decades, often with those in charge aware, according to a study released Thursday.

Deutsche Bank chief warns against labelling bankers immoral

Deutsche Bank chief warns against labelling bankers immoral

The head of Germany's biggest bank said Thursday it was dangerous to paint banks as immoral institutions that do not contribute to the economy.

US demands Germany boost EU economy

US demands Germany boost EU economy

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told German officials in talks in Berlin on Thursday that Europe could no longer expect US consumers to support the global economy alone.

Flagellating the Fatherland

Flagellating the Fatherland

The New York Times on Thursday blasted Germany for its reaction to the Greek debt crisis. But the paper’s criticism of Berlin is naïve and flawed, argues The Local’s Marc Young in an editorial rebuttal.

Köhler under fire for ‘economic war’ remarks

Köhler under fire for ‘economic war’ remarks

German President Horst Köhler sparked a political storm on Thursday by suggesting Germany’s military involvement in Afghanistan was partly motivated by its economic interests rather than solely to guarantee its security.

Organic food neither healthier nor tastier, watchdog finds

Organic food neither healthier nor tastier, watchdog finds

Organic food, widely assumed to be healthier than conventional groceries, usually have no nutritional advantage at all, according to a comprehensive study released Thursday by German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest.

Daimler announces electric car joint venture with China’s BYD

Daimler announces electric car joint venture with China’s BYD

German luxury carmaker Daimler announced on Thursday it was starting a joint venture with Chinese auto group BYD (Build Your Dreams) to mass produce electric cars in China.

Mysterious property tycoon chokes in own hotel

Mysterious property tycoon chokes in own hotel

A publicity-shy German hotelier worth a reported €600 million choked to death on a piece of meat in Hamburg's luxury Atlantic Hotel, police confirmed Thursday morning.

Brandenburg on alert as floodwaters rise

Brandenburg on alert as floodwaters rise

Fears the swollen Oder River could burst its banks following massive flooding in Poland intensified Thursday morning, with Brandenburg authorities announcing the maximum threat level.

What’s on in Germany: May 27 – June 2

What’s on in Germany: May 27 – June 2

This week's highlights: Film Festivals in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, zoo history in Cologne and Polaroids in Düsseldorf.

Greens moot scaling down German military

Greens moot scaling down German military

Germany needed to consider reducing the size of its armed forces, the opposition Greens said on Thursday.

Lahm to lead Germany in World Cup

Lahm to lead Germany in World Cup

Bayern defender Philipp Lahm will lead Germany in the football World Cup in South Africa in the wake of captain Michael Ballack’s injury, media reported Thursday.

Delays expected amid Berlin airport strikes

Delays expected amid Berlin airport strikes

Delays were expected at Berlin’s airports Thursday morning after some ground staff went on strike as a warning shot over failed wage negotiations, the trade union has announced.