Air traffic controllers threaten new strike

Air traffic controllers threaten new strike

Germany's air traffic controllers are threatening a new strike next week, despite a court ruling banning planned action last Thursday. Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer is exasperated at their demands.

E.ON planning even bigger job cuts

E.ON planning even bigger job cuts

The downsizing of one of Germany's leading energy companies could be much more devastating than previously expected. E.ON may be considering cutting up to 10,000 jobs worldwide.

CDU finds no respite from ‘navel-gazing’

CDU finds no respite from ‘navel-gazing’

Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democratic Union continued to bicker about its policy direction on Saturday, with parliamentary leader Volker Kauder insisting it was time for the party to stop "navel-gazing."

Merkel pledges new steps to punish Syria

Merkel pledges new steps to punish Syria

The leaders of Germany and France joined US President Barack Obama on Friday in pledging to consider new steps to punish Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his government over "indiscriminate" attacks on civilians.

Giant water nymph causes a stir in Hamburg

Giant water nymph causes a stir in Hamburg

The new "bathing woman" sculpture set in Hamburg's Binnenalster - an artificial lake in the city centre - has had a few problems since being unveiled. Not only did she nearly sink, local residents struggled to see her artistic merits.

Germany’s last millstone mason gets busier

Germany’s last millstone mason gets busier

An organic food boom in Germany is creating demand for flour ground the old way, but the country only has one person left with the skills needed to carve and maintain millstones.

Toilet cleaner hid €40,000 in small coins from the taxman

Toilet cleaner hid €40,000 in small coins from the taxman

Officials in Bonn are counting pennies after raiding a woman thought to have hoarded around €40,000 in small-denomination coins she earned looking after public toilets – and failed to declare to the tax office.