Violent weather expected amid climate change

Violent weather expected amid climate change

Germany can expect significantly more violent weather in the coming years due to climate change, according to a new study from the Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam.

Counterfeit euros flood Germany

Counterfeit euros flood Germany

Almost 91,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were seized in Germany in 2010, a surge of 22 percent from the previous year, according to the Federal Criminal Police (BKA).

E.coli deaths continue as ministers warn of threat

E.coli deaths continue as ministers warn of threat

Another woman died in Germany on Wednesday after being treated for infection with the virulent enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria on Wednesday, as government minister warned the situation remained "threatening."

Euro crisis, inflation sap consumer confidence

Euro crisis, inflation sap consumer confidence

The eurozone debt crisis and higher energy prices have sapped German consumer sentiment, resulting in a third consecutive drop in the GfK index, the research institute said on Wednesday.

Bundeswehr soldier killed in Afghanistan

Bundeswehr soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Bundeswehr soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday when roadside bomb exploded near his Fuchs armoured personnel carrier, injuring a second German soldier and an Afghan translator.

Health politician calls for free Berlin condoms

Health politician calls for free Berlin condoms

Moves are afoot to give away thousands of condoms for free around Berlin – once a willing sponsor is found who would pay to have their logo on the packaging.

Hotel offends with prison theme parties where Nazis held workers

Hotel offends with prison theme parties where Nazis held workers

A hotel in Hameln has provoked the ire of a historian and embarrassed city politicians by hosting jail-themed parties in cellars where the Nazis once imprisoned forced labourers.

Merkel preparing to drop nuclear tax in deal with industry: report

Merkel preparing to drop nuclear tax in deal with industry: report

The government is planning an informal deal with energy companies, dropping the fuel element tax in return for cooperation in Germany’s switch-off from nuclear power, according to government sources.

Daimler chides workers who insulted CEO on Facebook

Daimler chides workers who insulted CEO on Facebook

Daimler has complained against a Facebook group and contacted employees who said they ‘liked’ a comment on the page calling the car giant’s CEO a liar.

Airports reopened after ash cloud closure

Airports reopened after ash cloud closure

All German airports closed during Wednesday because of the ash cloud from an Iceland volcano have opened again.