Urban beekeeping gets Berlin buzzing

Urban beekeeping gets Berlin buzzing

The buzz about Berlin this spring has nothing to do with hipsters descending on the city in droves – Christine Madden reports on new project bringing the hum of honeybees to the German capital.

Lufthansa forecasts profits to withstand tough 2011

Lufthansa forecasts profits to withstand tough 2011

Leading German airline Lufthansa on Thursday forecast improved operating profit and sales for this year and next, though 2011 is expected to be tough on the airline industry. The airline also announced the expansion and modernisation of its fleet.

Unlikely cities become ‘secret stars’ for real estate investing

Unlikely cities become ‘secret stars’ for real estate investing

Forget betting on Berlin – Aachen, Bremen, Hamm, and Ludwigshafen are apparently where the real money is. German cities typically neglected by property investors are turning out to be worth a second look thanks to unexpected demographic growth.

Prosecutors demand 14.5 years for ‘German Fritzl’

Prosecutors demand 14.5 years for ‘German Fritzl’

Prosecutors called Thursday for a German man accused of sexually abusing his daughter, stepdaughter and stepson to spend more than 14 years in jail, in a case that has shocked the country.

Porsche merger with VW delayed

Porsche merger with VW delayed

A merger of German automakers Porsche and Volkswagen could be delayed and might take a different form than initially planned, the companies said Thursday.

Flip book publisher joins the digital age

Flip book publisher joins the digital age

With the literary world descending on Leipzig this week for its annual book fair, one local family publisher is there to bring flip books into the mainstream, using innovative products that incorporate digital photography into one of the oldest forms of animation.

Merkel defends nuclear power reversal

Merkel defends nuclear power reversal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her decision to temporarily shut down the country’s older nuclear reactors, telling parliament that recent events in Japan had caused her to reconsider the risks of atomic energy.

What’s on in Germany: March 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: March 17 – 23

This week's highlights: Nan Goldin's photography in Berlin, Japanese film in Cologne, and British jazz in Hamburg.

‘No German soldiers in Libya,’ Westerwelle says

‘No German soldiers in Libya,’ Westerwelle says

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Thursday strengthened his rejection of a possible no-fly zone over Libya, saying it was tantamount to military intervention, and adding that no Bundeswehr soldiers would take part.

Deutsche Bahn averts train drivers’ strike

Deutsche Bahn averts train drivers’ strike

National rail provider Deutsche Bahn has averted further strikes by train drivers after cajoling their union GDL to return to the bargaining table.

Leopard kills German woman on Namibian TV set

Leopard kills German woman on Namibian TV set

A leopard not previously thought to be dangerous has killed a member of a German television crew making an episode of a popular series in Namibia, production company ndF said.