Initiative seeks to halt country doctor drain

Initiative seeks to halt country doctor drain

The German government unveiled measures on Wednesday to try to stop a drain of doctors from country to city amid concerns that an ageing population will require ever more health care.

BMW buyers kept waiting amid high demand

BMW buyers kept waiting amid high demand

BMW customers are waiting for around three months for their new car, as the Bavarian firm struggles to keep up with demand.

Honour killings not rising

Honour killings not rising

Researchers who have analysed more than 70 cases of so-called "honour killings" in Germany say they are not on the rise – and suggest that better integration of migrants could help in preventing such crimes.

Muslim footballers allowed to eat during Ramadan

Muslim footballers allowed to eat during Ramadan

The Central Council of Muslims said it was advising professional football players in Germany that they need not fast during Islam's holy month of Ramadan ahead of the regular season resuming Friday.

Long-distance bus market to be liberalized

Long-distance bus market to be liberalized

Germany is to liberalise long-distance coach transportation, allowing private bus companies to compete with the state-owned Deutsche Bahn rail service, the government said on Wednesday.

Attitudes toward German citizenship changing

Attitudes toward German citizenship changing

What defines a modern German? More people believe it’s not race or national origin that matters, but whether a person can adjust to life in Germany and properly integrate into society, according to a new study.

Court forbids air traffic controller strike

Court forbids air traffic controller strike

A court ruled late on Wednesday that German air traffic controllers cannot proceed with a strike planned for Thursday morning. The labour dispute had threatened to disrupt thousands of flights.

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Leadership troika helps SPD recover support

Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) appears to be pulling itself out of the political doldrums with a new three-man leadership troika, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

Facebook facial recognition called illegal

Facebook facial recognition called illegal

German data protection authorities say Facebook’s new facial recognition feature is illegal and have demanded the social networking site end its use and delete all related information.

Many eastern Germans sympathize with decision to build Berlin Wall

Many eastern Germans sympathize with decision to build Berlin Wall

One in five eastern Germans have some sympathy for the communist regime's decision to build the Berlin Wall, according to a new poll, published nearly 50 years after the Cold War barrier was erected.

Teens arrested for Berlin U-Bahn assault

Teens arrested for Berlin U-Bahn assault

Two youths who left a man seriously injured after attacking him in a Berlin underground station earlier this week are just 13 years old, according to police.

The Best of Berlin in August

The Best of Berlin in August

In August, Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, explores an inner-city park oasis, peruses a new cultural space and stays fit with a hola hoop.