In praise of the Sunday roast

In praise of the Sunday roast

Germans like meat. But if the whole world ate like them, we'd need at least two planets to feed everyone. A proper Sunday roast free of toxic feed could be the answer, says Dagmar Dehmer from Der Tagesspiegel.

Cold and snow to return

Cold and snow to return

After a lengthy thaw that brought rain and torrents of snowmelt to much of Germany, wintry temperatures and snow will return in the coming days, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Wednesday.

Merkel vows no return to Deutsche mark

Merkel vows no return to Deutsche mark

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday ruled out a return to the Deutsche mark amid a debt crisis that has led to calls in some quarters for Europe's top economy to ditch the euro.

Mappus feels ‘no guilt’ for water cannon blinding

Mappus feels ‘no guilt’ for water cannon blinding

Baden-Württemberg's state premier Stefan Mappus on Wednesday said he has “no feelings of guilt at all” over the protestor who was blinded by a water cannon during a protest in Stuttgart last autumn.

Germany hikes 2011 growth forecast

Germany hikes 2011 growth forecast

Germany will grow much faster in 2011 than previously expected, the government said Wednesday, as Europe's top economy continues to motor ahead despite the eurozone debt crisis raging around it.

Third Reich job comparison grounds for termination, court rules

Third Reich job comparison grounds for termination, court rules

Disgruntled employees in Germany who compare conditions at their workplace to the Third Reich can be justifiably fired, according to a Hessian labour court ruling published on Wednesday.

Soldiers’ Afghanistan letters allegedly opened

Soldiers’ Afghanistan letters allegedly opened

German soldiers are complaining that their letters from Afghanistan have been opened and censored in recent months, with a military advocate demanding an explanation from Defence Minster Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, a media report said Wednesday.

VW planning new car brand for China

VW planning new car brand for China

Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, is reportedly considering launching a new car brand specifically designed for the booming Chinese market.

Duisburg prosecutors investigate 16 over Love Parade deaths

Duisburg prosecutors investigate 16 over Love Parade deaths

Duisburg prosecutors have announced they are investigating 16 people in connection with Love Parade stampede that killed 21 and injured hundreds more last July.

Family Minister Schröder expecting her first baby

Family Minister Schröder expecting her first baby

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder is in the family way, she confirmed Wednesday, admitting she and her husband will now face the same challenge as many other couples – balancing career and parenthood.