Lufthansa scans Japan flights for radioactivity

Lufthansa scans Japan flights for radioactivity

Lufthansa is scanning aircraft that return from Japan for radioactivity but has not detected any yet, the German airline said on Monday.

Booming economy seen shrinking deficit in coming years

Booming economy seen shrinking deficit in coming years

Thanks to the booming economy and shrinking unemployment, Germany’s deficit for 2012 will likely be much lower than initially feared, sinking to €31.5 billion, according to government sources.

Wet cold to put damper on spring respite

Wet cold to put damper on spring respite

The lovely spring weather of the last several days will give way to colder, rainier conditions later this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

The best of Berlin in March

The best of Berlin in March

Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, in March develops the trust of a doorman, gets bent, and finds an erotic shop for ladies.

Tourism trade fair turns German wanderlust into euros

Tourism trade fair turns German wanderlust into euros

The world’s largest travel trade fair, Berlin's ITB, closed its doors Sunday after exhibitors attempted for five busy days to turn German wanderlust into cash for the international tourism industry.

Merkel suspends nuclear power extension

Merkel suspends nuclear power extension

Fears of a nuclear disaster in Japan on Monday forced Chancellor Angela Merkel to temporarily suspend an extension of the lifespans of Germany’s nuclear power for three months.

Hamburg’s landmark Michel church turns 350

Hamburg’s landmark Michel church turns 350

Surviving fires, Allied bombings and even motorcycle club worship services, Hamburg’s landmark Michel celebrated its 350th anniversary on Monday.

Train drivers’ strike postponed till Thursday

Train drivers’ strike postponed till Thursday

Train drivers' union GDL will likely refrain from further strikes until Thursday, two days later than expected, according to a media report.

David Lynch launches German interview project

David Lynch launches German interview project

US filmmaker David Lynch and his son Austin have launched a German version of their popular online video project detailing the everyday lives of regular people.

Leipzig Book Fair eyes record attendance rate

Leipzig Book Fair eyes record attendance rate

Once a year, the Leipzig convention centre transform into a playground for publishers, authors, booksellers and readers. The Leipzig Book Fair, Germany’s second-largest, is less about business than it is about the public – and a love of books themselves.

Bayer beat Mainz to close in on Dortmund’s lead

Bayer beat Mainz to close in on Dortmund’s lead

Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto trimmed Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga lead to nine points with an excellent strike on Sunday to give second-place Bayer Leverkusen a 1-0 win at Mainz.