Germany to develop ‘happiness index’

Germany to develop ‘happiness index’

German politicians Monday began investigating ways to gauge the country's quality of life and prosperity as a way to complement gross domestic product (GDP) figures in Europe's top economy.

Aquarium to honour octopus oracle Paul with memorial

Aquarium to honour octopus oracle Paul with memorial

Paul, a 'psychic' octopus who shot to fame last year for his ability to predict World Cup matches, will get a shrine three months after his untimely demise, his German aquarium said Monday.

Grenade sent to Croatian embassy in Berlin

Grenade sent to Croatian embassy in Berlin

Berlin police recovered on Monday a grenade in a parcel delivered to the Croatian embassy, two days before the country's president was to visit the German capital.

MAN demands €237 million from ex-CEO

MAN demands €237 million from ex-CEO

Heavy truck and mechanical engineering company MAN has demanded €237 million in damages from former CEO Hakan Samuelsson for his alleged part in a major corruption scandal, a media report said Monday.

Your winter of discontent: A German TV primer

Your winter of discontent: A German TV primer

In the dead of winter, Ben Knight and Jacinta Nandi delve into the wacky world of German TV for Exberliner magazine looking for enough entertainment to last until spring. Be warned: this journey gets weird fast.

Rocker Rio Reiser’s grave to be moved

Rocker Rio Reiser’s grave to be moved

The grave of German rock star Rio Reiser will be moved following the sale of his former home in Schleswig-Holstein, his family said Monday. Maintaining the farm that once belonged to the popular musician became too expensive, they said.

Brüderle wants discount petrol from Aldi and Lidl

Brüderle wants discount petrol from Aldi and Lidl

Discount supermarket chains like Aldi and Lidl should enter the petrol business to increase competition and reduce gasoline prices for German drivers, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said Monday.

Schäuble: EU’s Barroso ‘complicating’ euro crisis

Schäuble: EU’s Barroso ‘complicating’ euro crisis

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Monday that European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso was making the eurozone debt crisis more complicated with calls to boost a rescue fund.

Costs of hard winter feared

Costs of hard winter feared

The hard winter suffered so far this season could be particularly expensive for Germany, according to parts of a confidential report by Transportation Minister Peter Ramsauer released on Monday.

Merkel referees dioxin scandal bickering

Merkel referees dioxin scandal bickering

As Germany tries to cope with the dioxin animal feed scandal, Chancellor Angela Merkel has stepped in to settle bickering over the issue between Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner and Lower Saxony premier David McAllister.

Hannover takes second, but Dortmund still on top of Bundesliga

Hannover takes second, but Dortmund still on top of Bundesliga

Hannover went second in the Bundesliga on Sunday with an impressive 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt, but leaders Borussia Dortmund remain 12 points clear at the top.