Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust resigns

Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust resigns

Hamburg’s Mayor Ole von Beust announced his resignation on Sunday afternoon, potentially putting the city's Christian Democratic-Green coalition government at risk after he steps down on August 25.

Easyjet leaves hundreds of Berlin passengers grounded

Easyjet leaves hundreds of Berlin passengers grounded

Hundreds of passengers booked to fly from Berlin on Easyjet planes saw their travel plans ruined over the weekend as connections were cancelled, seemingly due to a lack of air crew, the Tagesspiegel reported on Sunday.

Ruhr autobahn turned into culture strip

Ruhr autobahn turned into culture strip

Around two million people were estimated to have shown up to a stretch of the A40 autobahn in the Ruhr area on Sunday for the ‘Still Life’ festival which promised to replace speeding cars with a huge range of cultural events.

Mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan tries to sue government

Mother of soldier killed in Afghanistan tries to sue government

The mother of a German soldier killed while on duty in Afghanistan is trying to sue the government over his death, accusing the army of having sent his unit into danger without sufficient equipment or backup.

‘Blind’ job applications on trial to reduce discrimination

‘Blind’ job applications on trial to reduce discrimination

Germany revelled in its multicultural national team at the World Cup this month but still has a long way to go in its labour market, according to the sponsors of a radical new trial hiring scheme.

Total drink-drive ban on political agenda

Total drink-drive ban on political agenda

Three years after the introduction of a complete drink-driving ban for drivers in their first two years behind the wheel and all those under 21, calls are being made for the ban to be extended.