Deutsche Bahn boss grilled over rail chaos

Deutsche Bahn boss grilled over rail chaos

Angry officials from Germany's federal states on Monday demanded Deutsche Bahn boss Rüdiger Grube improve the rail operator’s beleaguered train services, which have not been able to cope with icy weather this winter.

Bayer tests drug cure for double chins

Bayer tests drug cure for double chins

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced on Monday it was developing a drug to combat the dreaded double chin that it says could generate €250 million a year in sales.

Porsche unveils hybrid 918 Spyder

Porsche unveils hybrid 918 Spyder

Porsche on Monday unveiled a new hybrid 918 Spyder coupe at the Detroit auto show expected to be on the market in 2013.

Germany struggles to find skilled workers

Germany struggles to find skilled workers

As Germany's robust economic recovery continues, the country’s companies are finding it increasingly hard to find enough skilled workers. Kyle James reports on the impending labour shortage.

Dioxin-scanning egg app cracks the market

Dioxin-scanning egg app cracks the market

As Germany grapples with a food scandal that has forced thousands of farms to halt sales, one technology firm has come up with an enterprising way to pick out the bad eggs at the supermarket.

Children’s TV Kika station loses €7 mln to alleged embezzlement

Children’s TV Kika station loses €7 mln to alleged embezzlement

The German children’s TV channel Kinderkanal is at the centre of a fraud scandal with the revelation that a trusted production manager allegedly embezzled up to €7 million from the public station.

Farms given all-clear in dioxin scare

Farms given all-clear in dioxin scare

About 3,000 German farms have been given the all-clear to reopen following the dioxin contamination scandal, but not all of Germany's states have managed to publish lists of affected eggs.

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Alternative city break destinations

Swap tradition for adventure with cheap flights to Germany on cheapflug.de, and sample some of its lesser known cities. Free venues, year-round cultural festivals, and must-see sights are but a few of the numerous offerings that await the intrepid traveller.

Floods continue to rise

Floods continue to rise

Floodwaters continued to rise in parts of Germany on Monday amid warmer temperatures and melting snow. While the situation in the west remained critical along the Rhine and Mosel, rivers in the centre and east of the country had stabilized.

Mistakes, poor hygiene common in hospitals

Mistakes, poor hygiene common in hospitals

Health advocates called on Monday for stronger laws to protect German patients’ rights after a European Union official said errors were made during one in 10 treatments in Europe’s hospitals.

Germany denies pushing Portugal towards bailout

Germany denies pushing Portugal towards bailout

Germany has denied planning to press Portugal to seek a bailout in order to stop Spain and Belgium from becoming the next euro debt crisis casualties.