OECD: Education deficit threatens nation’s future

OECD: Education deficit threatens nation’s future

Germany is producing too few university graduates to sustain its own supply of skilled workers and continues to lag well behind other countries in education spending, an OECD report released Tuesday found.

Prosecutors drop investigation of ‘Germany’s stupidest bankers’

Prosecutors drop investigation of ‘Germany’s stupidest bankers’

German prosecutors said Tuesday they had dropped a probe into six bankers from state-owned KfW for transferring some €320 million ($408 million) to Lehman Brothers after it had collapsed.

Nuclear extension sparks Austrian meltdown

Nuclear extension sparks Austrian meltdown

Germany’s plan to extend the lives of its nuclear reactors has upset neighbouring Austria, where a environmental official has warned that a reactor near the border poses clear “safety risks.”

Industry orders post sharp decline

Industry orders post sharp decline

Industrial orders in Germany dropped sharply in July after a strong rise the month before, official data showed Tuesday, dealing a setback to the economic recovery of Europe's powerhouse.

Mourinho says Bayern’s Schweinsteiger will ‘belong’ to Real

Mourinho says Bayern’s Schweinsteiger will ‘belong’ to Real

Having already brought two German World Cup stars, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil, to Real Madrid, coach Jose Mourinho has now reportedly set his sights on a third: Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Steeper landings set to cut aircraft noise

Steeper landings set to cut aircraft noise

Aviation authorities and carrier Air Berlin are testing a new system of steeper landings and curved flight patterns to avoid residential areas in a bid to reduce ground noise by up to 40 percent, allowing more flights to land at night.

Much ado about Thilo

Much ado about Thilo

Germans must forget the hysteria surrounding Thilo Sarrazin and take an honest look at the integration of immigrants into their society, argues Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British daily The Times.

Stormy weather ahead

Stormy weather ahead

The German Weather Service issued a 24-hour storm warning for the northwestern coast on Tuesday, predicting gale-force winds and heavy rainfall with similar conditions expected in the southwest later in the day.

De Maizière suggests ‘digital eraser’ for online privacy

De Maizière suggests ‘digital eraser’ for online privacy

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière wants to give Germans the right to a “digital eraser” to delete personal online content, he said on Tuesday. He hopes to add the idea to a new data protection law set for completion this autumn.

Interior Ministry raids neo-Nazi group locations nationwide

Interior Ministry raids neo-Nazi group locations nationwide

The Interior Ministry staged raids on outposts of a right-wing extremist group in several German states on Tuesday morning, searching buildings and confiscating evidence.

Police clear tree house of Stuttgart 21 activists

Police clear tree house of Stuttgart 21 activists

Police overnight cleared a tree house full of activists protesting the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project as opponents in the southwestern city continue to draw attention to their cause.