Nuclear fuel transports prompt fury in Rostock

Nuclear fuel transports prompt fury in Rostock

Nuclear material and dangerous chemicals for the nuclear power industry are reportedly being shipped through the Baltic port city of Rostock without anyone being informed.

Police union says Facebook party posters should have to pay up

Police union says Facebook party posters should have to pay up

A major German police union says Facebook users who put their party invitations online and then have to call the police to deal with the ensuing chaos, could be landed with a bill to pay for the law and order.

Stuttgart 21 project resumes despite protests

Stuttgart 21 project resumes despite protests

Deutsche Bahn restarted work on the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project Tuesday after police broke up a group of protestors trying to halt construction.

Westerwelle warns of Mideast peace problems

Westerwelle warns of Mideast peace problems

Berlin believes unilateral moves – such as declaring Palestinian independence – would be "very counterproductive" to the Middle East peace process, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle warned on Tuesday.

Police doctor acquitted over forced vomiting death

Police doctor acquitted over forced vomiting death

A police doctor has been acquitted in Germany for the second time for his involvement in force-feeding a small-time drug dealer with litres of water and an emetic to make him throw up, after which he died.

Berlin hopes show will boost contemporary art scene

Berlin hopes show will boost contemporary art scene

The new art exhibition 'Based in Berlin' highlights 80 emerging artists working in the German capital. But as Amrit Naresh reports, some have criticised the city's failure to provide a permanent space for its contemporary arts scene.

Schlecker drugstore to close hundreds of shops, revamp image

Schlecker drugstore to close hundreds of shops, revamp image

Germany's biggest drugstore chain Schlecker is closing up to a tenth of its stores across the country in a bid to draw a line under the last three years of financial losses.

Dentist costs could rise 20 percent amid billing system reforms

Dentist costs could rise 20 percent amid billing system reforms

Dentist bills could become up to 20 percent more expensive, according to a warning from the association of private health insurers (PKV) – as billing changes hit privately as well as statutorily insured patients in Germany.

Two-year-old boy dies from E. coli

Two-year-old boy dies from E. coli

The German authorities on Tuesday said a two-year-old boy became the first child to die in an outbreak of a virulent strain of E. coli bacteria, taking the death toll to at least 37.

More self-employed on Hartz IV welfare

More self-employed on Hartz IV welfare

An increasing number of Germans running their own businesses are claiming basic social benefits as their income falls, according to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Tuesday.