Germans cool to marriage and monogamy

Germans cool to marriage and monogamy

Germans have serious doubts about marriage, monogamy and life-long partnerships, according to a survey released on Thursday.

Bayer raises outlook on strong results

Bayer raises outlook on strong results

German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer posted an 8.4-percent increase in first-quarter net profit on Thursday while signalling improvement in its agricultural products division.

Germany dubious on Palestinian unity deal

Germany dubious on Palestinian unity deal

Germany has joined Israel and the United States in expressing deep scepticism about the reconciliation between former rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, declaring the latter too radical and violent for a peace agreement.

Jobless rate hovers around 20-year low

Jobless rate hovers around 20-year low

Unemployment in Germany dropped slightly in April, hovering around the lowest level for about 20 years, official statistics showed on Thursday, as Europe's top economy continues to power ahead.

Surrogate children have no right to German passport, court rules

Surrogate children have no right to German passport, court rules

In a crucial decision on surrogate births, a court ruled this week that a child born to a surrogate mother in India has no right to a German passport despite having a German biological father.

Anti-Semitic flyer found on The Left website

Anti-Semitic flyer found on The Left website

Prosecutors on Thursday said they were investigating an anti-Semitic leaflet which was found on the website of a regional Ruhr Valley chapter of Germany's socialist party The Left.

What’s on in Germany: April 28 – May 4

What’s on in Germany: April 28 – May 4

This Week's Highlights: A festival of animated films screens in Stuttgart, a swan of a different stripe dances in Munich, and it's Gallery Weekend in Berlin.

Deutsche Bank quarterly profit surges

Deutsche Bank quarterly profit surges

Deutsche Bank, the biggest German bank, posted on Wednesday the second-best quarterly profit in its history, owing in large part to recent acquisitions.

One third of Deutsche Bahn trains found late

One third of Deutsche Bahn trains found late

Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn has a serious problem with punctuality – one third of its long-distance trains are late, according to a new survey.

Competition authority probes Lufthansa

Competition authority probes Lufthansa

German authorities are reportedly probing the airline Lufthansa for allegedly distorting competition among business travellers.

Berlin braces for surges in May Day violence

Berlin braces for surges in May Day violence

The anarchist uproar following the eviction of a Berlin squat in January could mean the city faces more leftist violence than usual during this year’s May Day demonstrations. Exberliner magazine's Anne-Lena Mösken spoke to a member of the leftist scene.