Germany commemorates failed anti-Hitler plot

Germany commemorates failed anti-Hitler plot

Germany on Tuesday marked the 66th anniversary of a failed attempt by army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler in his "Wolf's Lair" military headquarters in a daring bid to end World War II.

Consumer watchdog pans banks for investment advice

Consumer watchdog pans banks for investment advice

Germany’s top consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest on Tuesday panned the country's banks for the quality of investment advice they offered customers.

The Best of Berlin in July

The Best of Berlin in July

Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, in July finds Elysian airfields, explores laundrette culture, and scrutinises a corporate shantytown.

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

A German court on Tuesday threw out the case of a schoolteacher against a pupil who allegedly tormented her by scrawling pictures of rabbits on the blackboard to aggravate her rabbit phobia.

Löw extends national football team contract

Löw extends national football team contract

Germany's national football coach Joachim Löw and his staff said Tuesday they had agreed two-year extensions to their contracts hoping to build on the young team's bold showing at the World Cup.

Westerwelle backs talks with Taliban

Westerwelle backs talks with Taliban

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said at an international conference in Afghanistan on Tuesday that Germany supported efforts to reconcile with the Taliban and start ending NATO's military mission in 2014.

Ministers sabotage Merkel’s austerity drive

Ministers sabotage Merkel’s austerity drive

Several of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet ministers are reportedly threatening to sink her centre-right coalition’s proposed austerity package only weeks after they agreed to make deep spending cuts.

Barn dust prevents allergies in farm kids, scientists discover

Barn dust prevents allergies in farm kids, scientists discover

Researchers in Bochum believe they have isolated a substance in cowshed dust that protects farm children from developing allergies and asthma, according to a report published this month.

More hot weather on the way

More hot weather on the way

A low pressure system will bring more hot and sticky air to Germany this week, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Six dead in farmhouse blaze

Six dead in farmhouse blaze

Six people died and four were injured in a farmhouse fire in Limburg an der Lahn in the German state of Hesse early on Tuesday morning, a police spokesperson said.

Aigner speaks out against biological patents

Aigner speaks out against biological patents

German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has intervened with the European Patent Office (EPA), suggesting limits to protection for produce and livestock as the organisation begins reviewing a broccoli case that could have broad implications.