NATO calls for Qaddafi ouster as Tripoli bombed

NATO calls for Qaddafi ouster as Tripoli bombed

A NATO summit in Berlin on Thursday threw its weight behind growing calls for Muammar Qaddafi to quit, as rebels fighting to topple the Libyan dictator reported an intensive bombardment of Tripoli by alliance warplanes.

President Wulff pelted with eggs

President Wulff pelted with eggs

German President Christian Wulff shrugged off an egg attack by a lone assailant Thursday, saying it was the price of having the common touch.

Ministry paper warns of looming power shortages

Ministry paper warns of looming power shortages

An internal paper from the Environment Ministry warns of electricity shortages in May as the government continues to scale back its use of nuclear power plants, a media report said Thursday.

The best of Berlin in April

The best of Berlin in April

Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, spends April watching some skater girl action, discovers a hip Neukölln bar, finds new ways to get pampered plus gives a run-down of the best wholesome Easter weekend fun.

Ancient ‘debit card’ discovered in Saxony-Anhalt

Ancient ‘debit card’ discovered in Saxony-Anhalt

Archaeologists in the town of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, have unearthed a 453-year-old wooden "tally stick" used to keep track of debts.

Economy growing faster than expected

Economy growing faster than expected

The German economy will expand faster than expected this year, spurring the government on Thursday to raise its growth forecast for Europe's economic powerhouse.

Giant seesaw to honour German reunification

Giant seesaw to honour German reunification

After years of contentious debate, Germany has decided to commemorate its reunification in 1990 with a gigantic seesaw memorial in the heart of Berlin.

Depressed workers costing up to €22 billion annually

Depressed workers costing up to €22 billion annually

With some 4 million Germans suffering from depression, reduced productivity and early retirement are causing rising economic costs of up to €22 billion each year, a new report said this week.

What’s on in Germany: April 14 – 20

What’s on in Germany: April 14 – 20

This week's highlights: A fleet parade in Potsdam, Polish movies in Berlin, and a long night of museums in Hamburg.

Construction workers get hefty pay raise

Construction workers get hefty pay raise

Some 700,000 German construction workers can expect bigger paycheques after their unions and employers reached a new wage agreement in Potsdam on Thursday.

Train drivers’ strike creates major delays for commuters

Train drivers’ strike creates major delays for commuters

Commuters using regional rail services faced major delays and cancellations on Thursday as train drivers staged another strike in an ongoing wage dispute.

Bickering NATO allies discuss Libya in Berlin

Bickering NATO allies discuss Libya in Berlin

NATO foreign ministers met Thursday in Berlin amid a growing rift over the pace of air strikes in Libya, as calls mounted for allies to intensify the bombing campaign to prevent a stalemate on the ground.

Schalke headed to Champions League semi-finals

Schalke headed to Champions League semi-finals

Schalke 04 will face English giants Manchester United in the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating holders Inter Milan 2-1 on Wednesday to knock-out the holders 7-3 on aggregate.