Hamburg bank made customer psych profiles

Hamburg bank made customer psych profiles

A Hamburg savings bank came under fire Thursday for creating psychological profiles of its customers labelling them as financial "hedonists" or "disciplinarians," according to a media report.

First woman rabbi since WWII ordained

First woman rabbi since WWII ordained

Germany’s first woman rabbi since World War II was ordained on Thursday in Berlin, marking another milestone in the resurgence of Jewish life in the country that perpetrated the Holocaust.

More men being treated for impotence

More men being treated for impotence

The number of German men being treated for impotence is on the rise, a leading health insurer said on Thursday.

BayernLB abandons merger talks with WestLB

BayernLB abandons merger talks with WestLB

Bavaria's regional bank BayernLB said on Thursday it would abandon a merger with counterpart WestLB because the deal would not lead to higher profits.

Illegal car race ends in deadly head-on crash with truck

Illegal car race ends in deadly head-on crash with truck

Three men died in a head-on collision with a truck during an illegal car race in Baden-Württemberg, police said on Thursday.

Deutsche Telekom earnings highlight iPhone effect

Deutsche Telekom earnings highlight iPhone effect

German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom disappointed investors with third-quarter results on Thursday, and spotlighted the impact on earnings of smartphones such as Apple's iPhone.

Life expectancy on the rise

Life expectancy on the rise

Germans are living longer than ever before, with baby boys expected to reach the age of 77 and girls 82 years and six months, the Federal Statistics Office reported on Thursday.

Digitally desecrating Germany’s landscape

Digitally desecrating Germany’s landscape

With nearly a quarter of a million Germans opting out of Google’s Street View service, US author and journalist Jeff Jarvis laments the digital bombing of the country’s landscape in a guest commentary.

What’s on in Germany: November 4 – 10

What’s on in Germany: November 4 – 10

This week's highlights: Celebrate Scandinavia in Frankfurt, attend a concert in a Hamburg house, and overnight with reindeer in a floating museum hotel room in Berlin.

Lufthansa A380s to keep flying despite Qantas explosion

Lufthansa A380s to keep flying despite Qantas explosion

German flag carrier Lufthansa said on Thursday it had no plans to ground its three A380 jets after a Qantas flight with more than 450 people on board made a dramatic forced landing in Singapore.

German woman killed in severe Malaysian flooding

German woman killed in severe Malaysian flooding

A German woman has been killed in floods in northern Malaysia that have displaced more than 41,000, media reports said Thursday.

Muslims call for public service immigrant quota

Muslims call for public service immigrant quota

Germany’s top Muslim group called on Thursday for an immigrant quota in public services such as the police and the bureaucracy.

Unruly MPs to face €3,000 fines

Unruly MPs to face €3,000 fines

German lawmakers who play up in parliament face fines of up to €3,000 under a new regulation aimed at improving the decorum among the people’s representatives, a Thursday media report said.