Pharma experts doubt new drug testing system

Pharma experts doubt new drug testing system

As Germany introduces a new regime for assessing medicines when they come to the market, two major figures in the system have spoken out saying that patients are being put at risk with expensive, unproven drugs.

Milder weather set to continue through the week

Milder weather set to continue through the week

The warmer period is set to continue this week, with rain and fog the dominant factors rather than freezing temperatures and snow, weathermen said at the weekend.

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using Amazon cloud

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using Amazon cloud

A German hacker says he cracked the wireless LAN password of his neighbour in 20 minutes – using the cloud computing power available on Amazon in a demonstration which he says should sensitise people and businesses to security issues.

Merkel offers to help Tunisia as tourists flee

Merkel offers to help Tunisia as tourists flee

As hundreds of German tourists returned from crisis-wracked Tunisia late into the night on Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to help the transitional government build a democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical

Lidl recalls peppers contaminated with growth chemical

The discount supermarket Lidl has pulled a batch of peppers from its shops and is calling for those who have bought them to return them after they were found to contain too high levels of a growth regulator.

Germany could trade euro funding for thrift

Germany could trade euro funding for thrift

European heavyweight Germany might back a revamped eurozone rescue fund, but demand a stiff price from partners in the form of tighter economic controls, media and analysts say.