Guttenberg: From political rock star to ‘Baron Cut-And-Paste’

Guttenberg: From political rock star to ‘Baron Cut-And-Paste’

Former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg suffered a fall from grace even more sudden than his gravity-defying rise. A profile of Germany's most popular politician.

Guttenberg and the price of decency

Guttenberg and the price of decency

Decency has won the day, but the price for that victory is high. Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel examines Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s downfall and what his resignation might mean for Angela Merkel.

Man stabs kebab shop worker over bad döner

Man stabs kebab shop worker over bad döner

Hamburg police have released surveillance footage of a stabbing at a döner kebab shop in hope of finding the attacker. The man nearly killed the snack shop worker because he was apparently unhappy with the quality of the meat he was served.

Adult illiteracy found surprisingly high

Adult illiteracy found surprisingly high

A new study showed Tuesday that the number of illiterate adults in Germany is twice as high as previously thought, an alarming development that Education Minister Annette Schavan said she hopes a new reading initiative will help.

Joblessness edges lower

Joblessness edges lower

The number of unemployed in Germany dropped sharply last month as warmer temperatures and strong order books drove job creation in Europe's biggest economy, official data showed Tuesday.

Window shopping with a wave of the hand

Window shopping with a wave of the hand

Always window shopping but never stopping to buy? In the future you can do both with new technology allowing you to point through the window at items and buy them with a swish of your hand.

Biofuel confusion strains super petrol supplies

Biofuel confusion strains super petrol supplies

High-octane petrol is getting scarce at German gas stations as drivers uncertain about the safety of new Super E10 gasoline-ethanol mix fill up with traditional super grades. The government and auto lobby are calling for better information on the new biofuel.

Public sector strikes hit two more states

Public sector strikes hit two more states

After initial strikes in the states of Hesse and Saarland on Monday, public workers' unions called temporary strikes for members in North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday.

Guttenberg resigns

Guttenberg resigns

Embattled German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned on Tuesday amid intense political pressure following revelations he plagiarized large parts of his doctoral thesis.

Merkel under fire in Guttenberg affair

Merkel under fire in Guttenberg affair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is becoming the target of increasing criticism for her support of Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who has been hit by a plagiarism scandal.

President Wulff slams German policy toward Arab despots

President Wulff slams German policy toward Arab despots

German President Christian Wulff has sharply criticized Germany's past dealings with some Arab regimes, saying the country had been much too accommodating to authoritarian, corrupt governments.

Military faces looming soldier shortage

Military faces looming soldier shortage

The German military could find itself short thousands of soldiers once conscription ends because few volunteers appear to be interested in signing up.