Merkel joins Seehofer to bury multiculturalism

Merkel joins Seehofer to bury multiculturalism

Chancellor Angela Merkel positioned herself closely to controversial Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer at the weekend, saying the concept of multiculturalism had failed utterly.

First northern snow hails cooler weather nationwide

First northern snow hails cooler weather nationwide

The first northern snow of the season fell in the Harz mountains on Saturday, yet the temperatures of about one degree above freezing ensured nothing much remained by lunchtime.

Munich firm patents ‘night milk’ to help the sleepless

Munich firm patents ‘night milk’ to help the sleepless

A Munich firm has patented "night milk" taken from cows during the night, which it claims has high levels of "sleep hormone" melatonin and can improve the sleep of people who drink it.

Ikea takes German planning rules to EU

Ikea takes German planning rules to EU

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is calling upon European authorities to stop German local governments limiting where it can build its superstores.

Citizens alienated by politics taking to streets for single issues

Citizens alienated by politics taking to streets for single issues

Germans are increasingly taking to the streets in order make their point on political matters which might otherwise be considered best debated in places such as parliament or local government.

Banned Audrey Hepburn stamps sold for €430,000

Banned Audrey Hepburn stamps sold for €430,000

A strip of banned stamps bearing a picture of Audrey Hepburn in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" were sold for €430,000 in Berlin on Saturday.