Europe’s best drinking trips
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Europe’s best drinking trips

Oktoberfest might be just around the corner, but if you’re looking for a trip with a tipple attached, there are plenty of other places you can head.

Less Arctic ice than ever

Less Arctic ice than ever

German scientists say the Arctic ice cap is smaller today than ever previously measured, providing further evidence of global warming and the need to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

Eight-year-old Banksy work uncovered in Berlin

Eight-year-old Banksy work uncovered in Berlin

The Bethanien arts centre has unveiled a large work painted onto one of its walls by British street artist Banksy eight years ago.

Hollywood director Emmerich says mum won’t let him vote Green

Hollywood director Emmerich says mum won’t let him vote Green

German film director Roland Emmerich has revealed in an interview that it's not easy being Green when his mother is around. She stopped sending him his postal vote forms to Hollywood when she learned of his environmentalist political leanings.

Berlin tries to calm markets riled by Greece

Berlin tries to calm markets riled by Greece

German officials rushed on Monday to calm highly stressed markets, insisting Greece should stay in the eurozone, amid rising alarm that Germany is losing patience with being the bailout paymaster.

Train wrecked after hitting deer

Train wrecked after hitting deer

An Intercity train hit a deer at 160 kph (100 mph) travelling from Berlin to Hamburg on Sunday evening. The train was so seriously damaged it could not continue its journey.

Nowitzki unable to keep European basketball dream alive

Nowitzki unable to keep European basketball dream alive

Even the supreme skills of superstar Dirk Nowitzki could not save Germany from defeat at the hands of hosts Lithuania in the European basketball championships on Sunday. The 84:75 loss means Germany are out of next year‘s Olympic Games.

Suzuki kills partnership with Volkswagen

Suzuki kills partnership with Volkswagen

Japan's Suzuki said on Monday said it had decided to end its capital and business partnership with German carmaker Volkswagen after a disagreement about ordering engines from a third party.

Heavy storms rage across Germany

Heavy storms rage across Germany

A storm front swept across Germany on Sunday evening, pummelling several states with rain and, in some areas, ping-pong-ball-sized hailstones. Mud and water was washed across roads and railway tracks causing several accidents.

Former Stasi workers to be banned from archive

Former Stasi workers to be banned from archive

The German government has taken a step forward in its move to ban former employees of communist East Germany's Ministry for State Security, or Stasi, from working in the authority that administers the archive of Stasi files.

Germany plans to buy Greek solar power

Germany plans to buy Greek solar power

Greek Prime Minister Georges Papandreou confirmed on Sunday that Germany was keen to import solar-generated electricity from his debt-ridden country.