Merkel disappoints elites, but not average Germans

Merkel disappoints elites, but not average Germans

German elites are unhappy with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her centre-right government, although she appears to be finding more favour with the population as a whole, two new polls indicate.

Storm front expected to sweep across the nation

Storm front expected to sweep across the nation

As towns in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) region of Saxony cleared up on Wednesday after a tornado ripped off roofs and pushed over trees, weather forecasters warned of wild weather in other parts of the country for the evening.

German cities among Europe’s greenest

German cities among Europe’s greenest

German cities are among the greenest in Europe, according to a new survey ranking urban centres around the world depending upon their environmental footprint.

Going buggy for insect delicacies

Going buggy for insect delicacies

A man in Berlin is trying to get his fellow Germans to eat fresh bugs and other creepy-crawly creatures. Moises Mendoza puts the vitamin and protein-rich insect treats to the taste test.

Foreign professionals the economy needs ‘not attracted’ to Germany

Foreign professionals the economy needs ‘not attracted’ to Germany

While German industry continues to try to fill jobs remaining empty as the economy grows, politicians are split on how and even whether to attract foreign professionals, while others say Germany is simply not attractive enough to them.

After violence, fearful Wuppertal tries to ban Facebook shindig

After violence, fearful Wuppertal tries to ban Facebook shindig

A week after a similar party turned chaotic, authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state are desperately trying to ban a July 1 bash organized on Facebook that they fear could become unsafe.

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

Merkel reportedly promises FDP tax cuts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly promised her junior coalition partners the Free Democrats tax cuts for the middle class ahead of the next general election in 2013.

Women playing bigger role among far-right extremists

Women playing bigger role among far-right extremists

What does a Neo-Nazi look like? One’s typical stereotype might be of a jackbooted skinhead. But increasing numbers of active right-wing extremists in Germany are actually women, experts say.

Wandering around Saxony’s answer to Switzerland

Wandering around Saxony’s answer to Switzerland

Famous for its dramatic gorges, sandstone rock formations and spas, Siobhan Dowling visits Saxony’s very own Switzerland.

US files charges in airport shooting

US files charges in airport shooting

US prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Kosovo Albanian man accused of shooting dead two US airmen on a bus at Frankfurt airport in Germany.