A group promoting German linguistic purity published an open letter on Wednesday to the head of Deutsche Telekom, lambasting the company for its rampant use of English terms.
Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft has been elected premier of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), sealing her minority centre-left government rule in Germany’s most populous state.
A court handed a former head of IKB bank, the first German casualty of the global financial meltdown, a suspended prison sentence on Wednesday for covering up losses from the US subprime crisis.
The German Weather Service (DWD) on Wednesday issued a tornado warning for northern and western Germany, as severe storms cling to the tail of the heat wave moving across the country.
German prosecutors on Wednesday raided 13 branches of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse in connection with an investigation into widespread tax evasion.
A German advertising agency is pushing the “beauty is skin deep” adage to the limit with a promotional calendar for radiologists featuring 12 “bone bunnies” – X-ray images of skeletal pin-up girls.
The Bavarian State Library this week released a free application for Apple’s iPhone and iPad offering users the ability to browse rare books including the Gutenberg Bible and precious medieval manuscripts.
A policeman has earned himself seven extra days’ holiday by persuading a court this week that putting on and taking off his uniform should be included in his work shift.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is pushing for a quick end to military service, which he said Wednesday could be scrapped before the next federal election in 2013.
As the new minority government in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) prepares to take power on Wednesday, conservative leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel have launched scathing attacks on the centre-left coalition.
Germany’s top domestic intelligence agency is to delve into its own post-war history to examine the role played by former Nazis and war criminals in the agency’s early days, a Wednesday media report said.