Merkel slams dearth of female executives

Merkel slams dearth of female executives

Chancellor Angela Merkel called the dearth of women executives at German companies a “scandal” on Tuesday, as she oversaw the signing of a charter aimed at improving “family-friendly” working conditions.

Priest charged with embezzling over €1 mln

Priest charged with embezzling over €1 mln

A former Catholic priest in Bavaria is awaiting trial following after being charged with embezzling Church funds totalling over €1 million.

Mild weather expected to last most of the week

Mild weather expected to last most of the week

Spring-like conditions are expected to last across much of Germany through Thursday, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). But winter could return to the eastern part of the country this weekend.

Speed skater Pechstein set on Olympics despite doping ban

Speed skater Pechstein set on Olympics despite doping ban

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has said she is determined to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, although technically she remains banned after serving a two-year suspension for doping.

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Cologne may be the traditional heartland of Germany’s Karneval festivities, but city residents these days are looking a little less kindly on its booze-fuelled shenanigans. Some are even saying the Rhineland has lost some of its renowned tolerance.

Support grows for hosting Mubarak

Support grows for hosting Mubarak

More German politicians are supporting allowing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to come to Germany for medical treatment in the hopes it might calm the turmoil his country. But a human rights activist is preparing to press charges against him.

Volkswagen agrees to 3.2 percent pay hike

Volkswagen agrees to 3.2 percent pay hike

Carmaker Volkswagen said Tuesday it had agreed to a 3.2 percent wage hike with trade union IG Metall, setting a key benchmark for Germany's booming economy.

Meet the 2011 Berlin Film Festival jury

Meet the 2011 Berlin Film Festival jury

The Berlinale jury, this year led by Isabella Rossellini, decides who takes home the Golden Bear, Silver Bears and the Alfred Bauer Prize in the competition. Meet the members, who are often as quirky as the films they choose to honour.

Sailor who died on Gorch Fock was unfit for duty, report says

Sailor who died on Gorch Fock was unfit for duty, report says

The 25-year-old female cadet who died after falling from rigging on the German training ship Gorch Fock was unfit for duty because of her weight, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Tourist forced to buy laptops for Filipino police

Tourist forced to buy laptops for Filipino police

Five policemen in the Philippines forced a German tourist to buy them laptop computers by threatening him with false drug and terrorism charges, a police chief said Tuesday.

Art-house 3D to feature at Berlinale

Art-house 3D to feature at Berlinale

Art-house cinema in 3D, Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and new thrillers starring Liam Neeson and Kevin Spacey will headline the 61st Berlin film festival starting Thursday.

United Nations wants more German soldiers

United Nations wants more German soldiers

United Nations General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon has called on Germany to provide more soldiers for its international peacekeeping missions.

New protests erupt over Stuttgart 21 rail project

New protests erupt over Stuttgart 21 rail project

Police and opponents of the Stuttgart 21 rail project clashed early Tuesday morning as work began to transplant trees to make way for a new building. Police used force to remove demonstrators who blocked equipment.