DAX suffers worst dive since November 2008

DAX suffers worst dive since November 2008

Germany’s DAX stock index plunged nearly six percent on Thursday, suffering its worst decline since November 2008 amid growing economic concerns on both sides of the Atlantic.

Polishing the pearls of Berghain

Polishing the pearls of Berghain

A new exhibition at the legendary Berlin club Berghain highlights the artwork of its creative employees. Cinnamon Nippard gets in the door to take a peek.

Germany, France and UK tell Syria’s Assad to go

Germany, France and UK tell Syria’s Assad to go

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday jointly urged Syria's embattled leader Bashar Al-Assad to step down.

Court allows students to offset uni costs from future income taxes

Court allows students to offset uni costs from future income taxes

Students in Germany should start collecting receipts – a court has ruled their university costs can be offset against income taxes once they start working.

Air Berlin boss resigns after poor results

Air Berlin boss resigns after poor results

The chairman of Germany’s second biggest airline Air Berlin resigned on Thursday, just a few hours after announcing increased losses and a drastic savings plan. He will be initially replaced by former Deutsche Bahn chairman Hartmut Mehdorn.

Births surge to highest rate since 1990

Births surge to highest rate since 1990

The birthrate in Germany climbed last year to its highest in more than two decades, but the number of children being born in the country per woman remains one of the lowest in Europe.

Schleswig-Holstein CDU unveils new leadership

Schleswig-Holstein CDU unveils new leadership

Just nine months before the state election, the Christian Democratic Union in Schleswig-Holstein has decided on a new leadership duo after the party leader and top candidate resigned over a love affair with a teenager.

New campaign to combat ATM fraud launched

New campaign to combat ATM fraud launched

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is launching a new campaign to stop ATM fraud following reports that more than 100 Sparkasse customers’ accounts were recently compromised in apparent skimming attacks.

What’s on in Germany: August 18 – 24

What’s on in Germany: August 18 – 24

This Week's Highlights: A virtual wall in Berlin, Italian art in Cologne, and Frankfurt celebrates African culture.

Canine detectives show promise in sniffing out lung cancer

Canine detectives show promise in sniffing out lung cancer

Rather than the chill of a stethoscope or a cold hand, patients undergoing cancer screening could be steeling themselves for an encounter with a wet nose after German scientists published results of testing showing dogs can detect lung cancer.

Police officers riled by new ID requirement

Police officers riled by new ID requirement

Berlin police must now wear personal identification on their uniforms, but many German officers say the requirement puts their lives at risk. Moises Mendoza reports.

Finding happiness without money

Finding happiness without money

Sixty-nine-year-old German Heidemarie Schwermer never thought she could go so long without money, but what begun as a 12-month experiment became a unique lifestyle 15 years ago. AFP's Estelle Peard reports.

Car arson continues unabated in Berlin

Car arson continues unabated in Berlin

Cars burned in Berlin’s streets for the third consecutive night, as the authorities appeared unable to stop suspected anarchist arsonists. Vehicles were also set on fire in Brandenburg.

Sloppy Bayern cruise to victory over Zurich

Sloppy Bayern cruise to victory over Zurich

Bayern Munich have one foot in the Champions League's group stages after an easy 2-0 home win over FC Zurich in Wednesday night's qualification match.