Guttenberg moving to the US to write book

Guttenberg moving to the US to write book

Former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, brought down by an academic plagiarism scandal earlier this year, is moving to the United States with his family and will write a book, media reported Thursday.

African famine blamed on Chinese land grab

African famine blamed on Chinese land grab

Germany's Africa policy coordinator on Thursday blamed China's practice of buying up land in the Horn of Africa for contributing to the devastating famine ravaging the region.

Vandals pee in holy water of Catholic church

Vandals pee in holy water of Catholic church

Vandals broke into a Catholic church in North Rhine-Westphalia and peed into the bowl of holy water, the police announced on Thursday.

VW shares tank despite stellar earnings

VW shares tank despite stellar earnings

Volkswagen on Thursday posted more than three-fold leaps in net profit, but its shares were still hammered as some observers wondered if the stock of Europe's biggest car maker had peaked.

Sending money abroad? Time to ditch your bank
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Sending money abroad? Time to ditch your bank

If you’re an expat who uses your bank to transfer money abroad, you’ll know that extortionate fees and bad exchange rates can leave a big hole in your pocket. Using a currency specialist can cut these costs dramatically. Here is how.

Booming Germany investing more abroad

Booming Germany investing more abroad

German companies are investing abroad like never before, making the country the world’s biggest foreign investor after the United States.

BBC shows now available in Germany on iPad

BBC shows now available in Germany on iPad

Fans of British TV will be able to turn off ZDF and ARD and get back to Top Gear and Fawlty Towers from Thursday with the launch in Germany of a new BBC iPlayer app.

Giving beer a home in the Rhineland

Giving beer a home in the Rhineland

Traditional beers are experiencing a renaissance among German drinkers. Alexander Bakst takes a tour of the Rhineland to compare Kölsch and Alt, two regional brews steeped in history and ancient rivalry.

Lufthansa sees major profit increase

Lufthansa sees major profit increase

Lufthansa on Thursday posted second quarter net profits of more than €300 million, a 55.2 percent rise on the same period last year when Iceland's volcanic eruption hit the industry.

Siemens third quarter profits dip

Siemens third quarter profits dip

German industrial giant Siemens unveiled on Thursday charges that drove its third quarter net profit 65 percent lower than in the same period last year, a sharper decline than analysts had expected.

What’s on in Germany: July 28 – August 3

What’s on in Germany: July 28 – August 3

This Week's Highlights: Hot air balloons hover over Leipzig, Prince plays Cologne, and Munich hosts a soap box derby.

Swim champ Britta Steffen makes shock withdrawal

Swim champ Britta Steffen makes shock withdrawal

Olympic title-holder Britta Steffen pulled out of the world championships in Shanghai on Thursday after struggling in the women's 100m freestyle heats, depriving the competition of one of its brightest stars.

City refuses to name tunnel after actor Bud Spencer despite internet support

City refuses to name tunnel after actor Bud Spencer despite internet support

Officials in Schwäbisch Gmünd in Baden-Württemberg have declared they won’t name a tunnel after spaghetti western star Bud Spencer despite a massive internet campaign.

Dialing a good read in a phone booth

Dialing a good read in a phone booth

As mobile phones grow in popularity, telephone booths have become rare in German cities. But a new project in Berlin is hoping to turn them into a sanctuary for another endangered technology – books. Moises Mendoza reports.