Behemoth wine barrel to be tapped after 400 years

Behemoth wine barrel to be tapped after 400 years

The world’s oldest giant wine barrel, held in a Saxony-Anhalt hunting mansion, has been refilled for the first time in its 400-year history and will be filling glasses at a festival beginning on Friday.

Elderly woman robbed by fake relative after weekend reunion

Elderly woman robbed by fake relative after weekend reunion

Police are searching for a woman who robbed a retiree after she claimed to be a relative and spent the weekend at her home along with a child and dog, police said on Thursday.

Single-parent families on the rise in Germany

Single-parent families on the rise in Germany

The number of single-parent families in Germany has risen over the past decade, with nearly one in five mothers and fathers now raising their children on their own, a national “microcensus” revealed Thursday.

Weatherman Kachelmann released from jail

Weatherman Kachelmann released from jail

Four months after he was arrested for allegedly raping his girlfriend, weatherman Jörg Kachelmann was released from custody on Thursday.

VW quadruples profits, beating forecasts

VW quadruples profits, beating forecasts

Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, posted Thursday a second quarter net profit of €1.25 billion, well above forecasts and more than four times the previous year's figure.

‘Job miracle’ stalls as unemployment rises in Germany

‘Job miracle’ stalls as unemployment rises in Germany

Germany's unemployment rate rose slightly in July, official figures showed Thursday, a blip in what has become known as a "jobs miracle" as Europe's top economy powers its way out of recession.

Home offices should be tax-deductible, court rules

Home offices should be tax-deductible, court rules

Teachers, professors and other people who keep a second office at home are in for a windfall after a court ruled Thursday that tax deductions on home offices should be expanded.

What’s on in Germany: July 29 – August 4

What’s on in Germany: July 29 – August 4

This week's highlights: Toots & The Maytals in Munich, hot air Balloons in Leipzig, and a queen's wardrobe goes on view near Berlin.

Germany still paying for Chernobyl fallout

Germany still paying for Chernobyl fallout

More than 24 years after the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in Ukraine, the German government continues to spend large sums on fixing environmental damage, a media report said on Thursday.

Pressure grows for Duisburg mayor to resign

Pressure grows for Duisburg mayor to resign

Pressure on Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland to resign intensified on Thursday, with the North Rhine-Westphalia state premier insisting that he and the city must take responsibility for the deaths of 21 Love Parade participants in a stampede over the weekend.

Neo-Nazis hack into Buchenwald concentration camp website

Neo-Nazis hack into Buchenwald concentration camp website

Neo-Nazis have hacked into Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp website, defacing it and redirecting visitors to a revisionist site, the camp's memorial foundation director said late on Wednesday.