Germany wins UN Security Council seat

Germany wins UN Security Council seat

Germany on Tuesday successfully secured a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

City decrees mandatory cat sterilisation to curb strays

City decrees mandatory cat sterilisation to curb strays

Delmenhorst recently became the second German city to require the sterilisation of all outdoor cats in hopes of reducing its neglected feral feline population. The move could start a trend in a country where pets are infrequently spayed or neutered.

Düsseldorf to host Eurovision Song Contest

Düsseldorf to host Eurovision Song Contest

Public broadcaster ARD announced on Tuesday that the western German city of Düsseldorf will host the next Eurovision Song Contest, beating out its more cosmopolitan rivals Berlin and Hamburg.

Discount supermarket tycoons dominate billionaires list

Discount supermarket tycoons dominate billionaires list

The founder of bargain-basement supermarket chain Aldi, Karl Albrecht, topped a list of Germany's richest people published Tuesday, with assets valued at €17.1 billion ($23.6 billion).

Exhibition breaks with German Hitler taboos

Exhibition breaks with German Hitler taboos

A new exhibition opening this week at Berlin’s German Historical Museum aims to break taboos by exploring the fascination with Adolf Hitler and his relationship with the German people, the curator said Tuesday.

The Best of Berlin in October

The Best of Berlin in October

Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, in October celebrates Haus Schwarzenberg’s 15th birthday, gets it's 15 minutes of DJing fame, and still has time for coffee and cake in Kreuzkölln.

Merkel demands Iran releases journalists

Merkel demands Iran releases journalists

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday demanded Iran release two foreigners thought to be German journalists detained in Tehran.

Germany lobbies hard for Security Council seat

Germany lobbies hard for Security Council seat

Germany led furious last-minute lobbying to get one of five seats on the UN Security Council to be decided in a vote on Tuesday.

Police carry sleeping drunk driver to alcohol test

Police carry sleeping drunk driver to alcohol test

A driver was so drunk on Monday night that police officers had to carry him to their station for a blood test, authorities in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate said.

‘Learn the language,’ Turkish minister tells countrymen in Germany

‘Learn the language,’ Turkish minister tells countrymen in Germany

As the immigration debate grows increasingly heated in Germany, Turkey's minister for EU affairs Egemen Bagis on Tuesday urged his countrymen living there to increase their efforts at integration.

Brüderle warns of trade war on China visit

Brüderle warns of trade war on China visit

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle cautioned upon arriving in China Tuesday that a global trade war was brewing, amid wide differences between key trading nations on currency policy.