Majority of Germans want to end conscription

Majority of Germans want to end conscription

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's proposal to end conscription in Germany has the support of the majority of Germans, according to a new survey published Sunday.

Pharmacies reportedly selling fake medication

Pharmacies reportedly selling fake medication

A media report says that the trade in fake medication, or medication containing banned substances, is on the rise in Germany. State prosecutors are investigating several pharmacies in the north of the country.

Conflict over nuclear power rages on

Conflict over nuclear power rages on

The internal government conflict over extending the lifespan of Germany's nuclear power stations has sharpened, with a broad alliance calling for a longer extension than the one favoured by Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen.

Saxony hit by floods

Saxony hit by floods

The eastern state of Saxony was hit with serious flooding this weekend, with 1,444 people evacuated from the area in and around the town of Görlitz. The authorities do not know when the waters will subside.

Trade unions switch to aggressive strategy

Trade unions switch to aggressive strategy

After years of agreeing to moderate pay hikes to safeguard jobs, Germany's powerful unions are gearing up for a dramatic change of strategy, bidding for wage gains that bosses say could derail the recovery.

Bayern cruise to Super Cup victory

Bayern cruise to Super Cup victory

Bayern Munich on Saturday added the Super Cup to their Bundesliga/German Cup double with a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in a display which suggested they will again be overwhelming title favourites.