Poland expects no labour exodus to Germany

Poland expects no labour exodus to Germany

Poland is not expecting to see a mass exodus of workers to Germany after its western EU neighbour fully opens its labour market to Polish citizens on May 1, Labour Minister Jolanta Fedak said Tuesday.

McDonald’s hiring after digesting record sales

McDonald’s hiring after digesting record sales

Germans appear to be hungrier for McDonald's burgers than ever before, pushing the fast food chain to record sales in 2010 and prompting 2,000 new hirings this year.

Winter’s last gasp brings deep freeze

Winter’s last gasp brings deep freeze

Just a week before the meteorological start to spring, frigid weather has returned to Germany, bringing biting winds and temperatures well below freezing. Snow is likely, but milder relief is on the way.

Grave of ‘Nosferatu’ discovered

Grave of ‘Nosferatu’ discovered

Max Schreck, the German actor who set the standard for movie vampires everywhere with his legendary portrayal of Nosferatu, has been honoured with a new gravestone commemorating his place in cinematic history.

Frisians ward off evil spirits with bonfire festival

Frisians ward off evil spirits with bonfire festival

North Frisians lit their traditional Biikebrennen bonfires on Monday night, celebrating the new year and warding off evil winter spirits in one of northern Germany’s most important folk festivals.

Demjanjuk threatens hunger strike at trial

Demjanjuk threatens hunger strike at trial

John Demjanjuk, a 90-year-old accused of helping to murder 27,900 Jews during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard, threatened Tuesday to go on hunger strike as his trial neared an end.

Lufthansa South American flights make emergency landings

Lufthansa South American flights make emergency landings

A Lufthansa jumbo jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Buenos Aires after running into a flock of birds and a flight from Sao Paulo was aborted due to technical problems, the airline said Tuesday.

Merkel mulls sanctions on ‘scary’ Gaddafi

Merkel mulls sanctions on ‘scary’ Gaddafi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described a televised address Tuesday by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi as "very scary" and said Berlin would consider sanctions unless he halted a crackdown on protestors.

Strike cripples commuter rail service nationwide

Strike cripples commuter rail service nationwide

Temporary strikes staged by train drivers’ union GDL on Tuesday morning caused massive railway delays across Germany, with commuter S-Bahn services especially hard-hit in Berlin, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.

Guttenberg gives up Dr. title for good

Guttenberg gives up Dr. title for good

Germany's Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, has asked for his doctorate to be scrapped and admitted "serious errors" in his dissertation.