Warm and dry April to end with storms as farmers hope for rain

Warm and dry April to end with storms as farmers hope for rain

The sunny, warm and dry weather which has dominated April across Germany will give way over the weekend to storms, rain and distinctly cooler temperatures, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Food campaigners question Milch-Schnitte advert claims

Food campaigners question Milch-Schnitte advert claims

Nutrition campaigners have put Ferrero’s Milch-Schnitte under the spotlight, calling for people to question the adverts promoting the product as a healthy snack for between meals when it is around 60 percent fat and sugar.

Al-Qaida suspects were ‘testing shrapnel bomb’

Al-Qaida suspects were ‘testing shrapnel bomb’

German authorities say the three suspected al-Qaida terrorists arrested on Friday were experimenting with building a shrapnel bomb designed to hurt as many people as possible in an attack.

Germany opens ice hockey world championship by beating Russia

Germany opens ice hockey world championship by beating Russia

Germany opened the ice hockey world championships with a historic win over Russia on Friday on, running out 2-0 winners for their first win over their opponents which ended a 32-match winless streak.

Lobster protection law could force better crustacean conditions

Lobster protection law could force better crustacean conditions

Attempts are being made to force seafood dealers who sell live lobsters in Germany to keep them under better conditions before they are sold and eaten.

Parliament to investigate Steinmeier claims

Parliament to investigate Steinmeier claims

Parliament is to investigate allegations that head of the Social Democratic Party’s parliamentary fraction, Frank-Walter Steinmeier was involved in an illegal political donation to the then chancellor candidate Gerhard Schröder.