Energy companies put UK nuke investments on hold

Energy companies put UK nuke investments on hold

German energy giants EON and RWE said Tuesday they would wait for London to rule on the future of its nuclear power industry before going ahead with investments in new power plants in Britain.

Exec at children’s TV station Kika jailed for embezzling millions

Exec at children’s TV station Kika jailed for embezzling millions

A former executive for the German children’s TV channel Kinderkanal (Kika) was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in jail for stealing millions from the public broadcaster.

Manhole rescue proves too much for plucky squirrel

Manhole rescue proves too much for plucky squirrel

An elaborate attempt to rescue a Hamburg squirrel stuck in a manhole cover ended in tragedy after the wayward rodent died, authorities said on Tuesday.

Summer returns, though with some rain

Summer returns, though with some rain

Summer temperatures and periods of sunshine will return to Germany this week, though some rain and storms are still expected, the German Weather Service (DWD) saidTuesday.

Top court hears challenge to EU bailouts

Top court hears challenge to EU bailouts

Germany's Constitutional Court opened new hearings Tuesday on challenges to the legality of Berlin's involvement in debt rescue loans for Greece and other struggling eurozone countries.

Egyptian seeds firm up as E.coli suspect

Egyptian seeds firm up as E.coli suspect

The European Food Safety Agency on Tuesday strengthened its claim that a batch of fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt was likely behind the deadly E. coli outbreak that killed 50 people, most of them in Germany.

Merkel under fire for Saudi tank deal

Merkel under fire for Saudi tank deal

Germany's centre-right coalition on Tuesday came under increasing fire from both the opposition and Angela Merkel's own conservatives for a controversial arms deal to supply 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia despite its questionable human rights record.

Germany’s humble strength

Germany’s humble strength

Germany was once a strong yet evil country. Then it was weak but good. Today it's both strong and good, making the innate caution of its leaders more important than ever, argues Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel.

Spaniards flock to Germany as eastern Europeans stay away

Spaniards flock to Germany as eastern Europeans stay away

Germany’s economic upswing is attracting more highly skilled workers from Poland and southern European countries like Spain, while low-skilled workers from eastern Europe are avoiding the country.

Tough clash expected as Germany face impressive France

Tough clash expected as Germany face impressive France

Germany will be looking to flex their muscles and demonstrate their title credentials when they take on France in their final women's World Cup group game on Tuesday.

Pensioners are falling behind, ministry admits

Pensioners are falling behind, ministry admits

Germany’s 20 million pensioners are going to find life increasingly tough with the government confirming for the first time that benefit payments are rising at well below the pace of inflation.

Greenpeace unveils Rainbow Warrior III in Germany

Greenpeace unveils Rainbow Warrior III in Germany

Greenpeace unveiled a new, German-built weapon in its campaign against environmental destruction on Monday - €23 million ship dubbed the Rainbow Warrior III.

State minister calls for Denmark holiday boycott

State minister calls for Denmark holiday boycott

With Denmark poised to reintroduce customs checks at its borders after decades of unfettered travel in Europe, a German state minister has called for people to boycott holidays to the Scandinavian country.