Beer sales continue their gradual slide

Beer sales continue their gradual slide

Beer sales continued their slow decline in Germany last year, dropping another 2.9 percent with the average person drinking a sip or two over 100 litres of the liquid gold.

Hip cat: Tiger gets landmark artificial joint operation

Hip cat: Tiger gets landmark artificial joint operation

A tiger in Germany has become the world's first to be given an artificial hip after a three-hour-operation by a team of vets that she only barely survived, Leipzig University said on Thursday.

Survey reveals priciest places to live

Survey reveals priciest places to live

People living in the Munich area are paying double the national average for real estate and residential rentals, according to a survey that reveals massive property price differences across the country.

Police find missing boy Mirco’s body

Police find missing boy Mirco’s body

Four months after his disappearance, police have found the body of missing 10-year-old Mirco, North Rhine-Westphalia public prosecutors announced on Thursday. The discovery followed the arrest of a suspect by police in Mönchengladbach.

Paper planes launched from ‘edge of space’ above Germany

Paper planes launched from ‘edge of space’ above Germany

A team of hobby scientists has launched 200 paper planes from 37 kilometres above Lower Saxony in a bid to create a new paper plane flight distance record.

Roma Holocaust survivor pleads for better treatment in Europe

Roma Holocaust survivor pleads for better treatment in Europe

A Roma man was for the guest of honour at official Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations for the first time in Germany on Thursday and made a poignant call for better treatment of his people in Europe.

Gorch Fock captain used ship to water ski

Gorch Fock captain used ship to water ski

Gorch Fock commander Norbert Schatz has been replaced as scandalous revelations about the famed navy training ship continue to emerge. But on Thursday, new allegations about gaffes by his successor also surfaced.

What’s on in Germany: January 27 – February 2

What’s on in Germany: January 27 – February 2

This Week's Highlights: Dennis Hopper in Cologne, a rock version of "Spring Awakening" in Hamburg, and a new festival for digital art in Berlin.

Police arrest suspect in missing boy case

Police arrest suspect in missing boy case

Police have arrested a suspect in the case of the missing 11-year-old Mirco almost four months after the boy's disappearance, the authorities announced late on Wednesday.

Sex abuse victims reject Church payout offer

Sex abuse victims reject Church payout offer

Victims of sexual abuse at Jesuit schools in Germany said Thursday that the Catholic Church’s offer of €5,000 in compensation is too low.

US must give access to student terror suspect, says Polenz

US must give access to student terror suspect, says Polenz

The head of the German parliamentary committee on foreign affairs on Thursday called for the US to grant access to a student being held on suspicion of planning terror attacks in Kabul.

Bayern Munich scores win despite losing captain van Bommel

Bayern Munich scores win despite losing captain van Bommel

German Cup holders Bayern Munich booked their semi-final berth on Wednesday with a comfortable 4-0 win at second division Alemannia Aachen as the Bavarian giants began life without Mark van Bommel.