German scientist refutes Putin on climate change

German scientist refutes Putin on climate change

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday questioned whether mankind was to blame for climate change during a visit to the remote Arctic – only to be bluntly contradicted by a German scientist.

Guttenberg to slash military, end draft

Guttenberg to slash military, end draft

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said on Monday he planned to cut Germany's armed forces by one-third while scrapping compulsory military service.

Cooler and rainier weather heralds coming autumn

Cooler and rainier weather heralds coming autumn

Germany will get a taste of the coming autumn this week, as the country's weather turns cool and wet, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.

Dancing with fate – performance explores the plight of asylum seekers

Dancing with fate – performance explores the plight of asylum seekers

Fear, hope, and frustration – the plight of an asylum seeker is not an easy one. But as Sally McGrane reports, a dance project at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport is hoping to show the human fates trapped in a bureaucratic limbo.

Police investigate ICE train malfunction in tunnel

Police investigate ICE train malfunction in tunnel

Police said Monday they are investigating Germany's national rail provider Deutsche Bahn following a technical defect on a high-speed ICE train that left 420 passengers stranded in a tunnel without air conditioning.

Sky Deutschland looking for new cable TV partners

Sky Deutschland looking for new cable TV partners

German pay television Sky Deutschland is seeking tie-ups with cable operators to counter incumbent rival Deutsche Telekom, Sky boss Brian Sullivan said in an interview published on Monday.

Steinmeier takes leave to donate kidney to wife

Steinmeier takes leave to donate kidney to wife

Parliamentary leader for the centre-left Social Democrats, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, announced Monday that he would be taking time off until October to donate a kidney to his ailing wife.

Drunk driving cases plummet after fines hiked

Drunk driving cases plummet after fines hiked

Drunk driving cases have dropped significantly in Germany following a government decision to double fines for getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, a media report said on Monday.

Contaminated tubes suspected in baby deaths

Contaminated tubes suspected in baby deaths

One infant remained critically ill on Monday after tubing contaminated with bacteria likely caused the deaths of two other children at a hospital in Mainz over the weekend.

Merkel rejects industry attack on nuclear tax

Merkel rejects industry attack on nuclear tax

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday dismissed angry calls by German business leaders to scrap a planned tax on nuclear energy production which they call a threat to investment.