MP says Portugal should sell its gold to save itself

MP says Portugal should sell its gold to save itself

Portugal, the third eurozone country to ask for a financial bailout, should first sell its gold reserves, a German member of parliament suggested on Thursday.

Charges filed in Berlin metro beating case

Charges filed in Berlin metro beating case

Two weeks after a brutal attack at a Berlin metro station, the main 18-year-old suspect has been officially charged with severely assaulting the victim.

State won’t let welfare recipients bet on sport

State won’t let welfare recipients bet on sport

A court in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Thursday confirmed a ruling banning people on the dole from betting on sporting events.

Scientology struggles to find followers amid recruitment drives

Scientology struggles to find followers amid recruitment drives

The Church of Scientology is losing members in Germany but is campaigning to recruit more followers and increase its size, the German government says.

Germany reportedly mulling e-car subsidies

Germany reportedly mulling e-car subsidies

The German government is reportedly considering splashing out billions of subsidies for e-mobility efforts in order to help meet its goal of getting a million electric cars on the nation's streets by 2020.

What’s on in Germany: May 5 – May 11

What’s on in Germany: May 5 – May 11

This Week's Highlights: A Long Night of Museums in Frankfurt, a birthday party for a harbour in Hamburg, and drawings from the Museum of Modern Art are on display in Berlin.

First Nord Stream gas pipeline completed

First Nord Stream gas pipeline completed

The first of two Nord Stream gas pipelines, due to pump gas from Russia to Germany by way of the Baltic Sea, bypassing Eastern Europe, has been completed, the consortium building it announced on Thursday.

Giant flower stinking of rotting flesh set to bloom

Giant flower stinking of rotting flesh set to bloom

Staff at Berlin’s botanical gardens on Thursday were eagerly awaiting the blooming of a rare giant flower smelling of rotting flesh.

Free Democrats losing members, money

Free Democrats losing members, money

Germany's Free Democratic Party (FDP), Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partner, is reportedly losing members and revenue.

Riesch’s row with Vonn simmers on

Riesch’s row with Vonn simmers on

An ongoing row between alpine ski stars Maria Riesch of Germany and Lindsey Vonn of the US hit more bumpy terrain Wednesday when Riesch's manager and husband accused the American of lying.

Berlin’s legendary boulevard Ku’damm turns 125

Berlin’s legendary boulevard Ku’damm turns 125

Berlin on Thursday kicks off celebrations for the 125th anniversary of Kurfürstendamm, the German capital’s answer to the Champs-Élysées. Special events will highlight the history of the legendary boulevard all summer long.