Ye olde mulled wine not for the young, drug commissioner warns

Ye olde mulled wine not for the young, drug commissioner warns

Germany’s drug commissioner Mechthild Dyckmans on Friday called on cities and communities to stick to youth protection laws during the Christmas market season and stop young people from drinking the famous mulled wine.

Workers help steal €3 million in parts from BMW

Workers help steal €3 million in parts from BMW

A gang of thieves systematically stole up to €3 million worth of auto parts from the Munich BMW plant and sold them through internet auctions, police said Friday.

‘Mini-jobs’ work against families, study finds

‘Mini-jobs’ work against families, study finds

The German tax system can be an obstacle to balancing jobs and family life for second-income earners, working mothers and single parents, who are hit hard if they progress to better-paying jobs, a study published Friday found.

Holocaust-denying bishop to drop lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

Holocaust-denying bishop to drop lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

A British bishop appealing a German conviction for Holocaust denial has agreed to drop his lawyer with reported links to far-right groups, the breakaway Catholic fraternity he belongs to said Friday.

Schäuble dismisses bailout increase talk

Schäuble dismisses bailout increase talk

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Friday he was opposed to increasing the size of the European Union's crisis bailout fund, calling speculation of such a move "completely over the top."

Cancer spikes around Asse nuke dump

Cancer spikes around Asse nuke dump

In the wake of reports that the community around the Asse atomic waste dump in Lower Saxony has suffered a rise in cancer cases, authorities insisted Friday the illnesses were not caused by nuclear contamination.

Minister slams ‘macho’ Muslim culture

Minister slams ‘macho’ Muslim culture

Family Minister Kristina Schröder slammed on Friday what she sees as a growing tendency to violence stemming from a “macho culture” among young Muslim men.

Westerwelle urges Europe to look to China

Westerwelle urges Europe to look to China

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has welcomed China’s growing power and influence and called on Europe to forge close links with the emerging giant.

Dozens of Eurowings flights cancelled Friday

Dozens of Eurowings flights cancelled Friday

Dozens of domestic flights in Germany were set to be cancelled Friday morning after 140 pilots from the Lufthansa regional subsidiary Eurowings walked off the job.

Stuttgart 21 mediator to call for changes

Stuttgart 21 mediator to call for changes

The mediator in the battle over the rail project Stuttgart 21, Heiner Geißler, will recommend changes that could push up the cost of the already pricey project, a media report said on Friday.