Daimler roars ahead

Daimler roars ahead

The German luxury car maker Daimler, owner of Mercedes Benz, posted Thursday a third quarter net profit that far exceeded market expectations, and substantially raised its full-year target.

Vote to extend nuclear power sparks protests

Vote to extend nuclear power sparks protests

Protesters scaled Chancellor Angela Merkel's party headquarters Thursday and surrounded parliament as lawmakers voted to postpone by more than a decade the date Germany is to abandon nuclear power.

Giving German schools an ‘F’ for integration

Giving German schools an ‘F’ for integration

When children of immigrants do worse at school than their German peers, it provides fodder to xenophobes. But as David Wroe reports, schools are failing to help kids integrate into society.

Pot cops sport marijuana-leaf uniforms

Pot cops sport marijuana-leaf uniforms

Drivers in Germany might be surprised to discover that some police officers making drug and alcohol traffic checks have taken to wearing cannabis-leaf emblems on their uniforms.

Small wine harvest to boost vintage’s price

Small wine harvest to boost vintage’s price

Germany's 2010 wine vintage will be more expensive than previous years due to a meagre harvest caused by bad weather, the German Wine Institute (DWI) said Thursday.

Baden–Württemberg rejects referendum on Stuttgart 21

Baden–Württemberg rejects referendum on Stuttgart 21

The Baden–Württemberg state parliament on Thursday rejected a petition by the centre-left Social Democrats to hold a referendum on the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project.

Artificial heart recipients break five-year survival record

Artificial heart recipients break five-year survival record

Three patients who received artificial hearts at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) five years ago have broken a European survival rate record. Only two other artificial heart recipients in the US have lived longer with such a device.

Global rebound boosts BASF and Bayer

Global rebound boosts BASF and Bayer

The global economic rebound helped German chemical giants BASF and Bayer post major rises in profits Thursday fuelled by growing demand across the board.

Lufthansa’s profits soar

Lufthansa’s profits soar

Germany's leading airline Lufthansa said on Thursday that its third quarter net profit soared to €628 million ($867 million), tripling its results from the same period a year earlier as the economy improved.

What’s on in Germany: October 28 – November 3

What’s on in Germany: October 28 – November 3

This Week's Highlights: Public Enemy takes the mic in Munich, an English-film premier in Mönchengladbach, and Hamburg hosts a haunting Halloween party.

Activists scale CDU roof over nuclear extension

Activists scale CDU roof over nuclear extension

Greenpeace activists occupied the roof of the conservative Christian Democratic Union's party headquarters in Berlin on Thursday, hanging an enormous banner in protest of a planned parliamentary vote to extend the life of Germany’s nuclear reactors.

School offers music classes for babies

School offers music classes for babies

A music school in Koblenz has become one of Germany’s first to offer music courses for babies in hopes of harnessing their developing cognitive skills and curiosity to make learning an instrument easier later in life.

Mainz and Dortmund edged out of German Cup in surprise defeats

Mainz and Dortmund edged out of German Cup in surprise defeats

Bundesliga leaders Mainz crashed out of the German Cup on Tuesday night when they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at second division Alemannia Aachen, while Dortmund also exited in the second-round.