Top firms unveil plan to increase female execs

Top firms unveil plan to increase female execs

The 30 leading German companies belonging to the blue-chip stock DAX stock index unveiled a plan Monday to bring more women into management, but stopped short of making quotas compulsory.

Anti-capitalist protesters set up tent cities

Anti-capitalist protesters set up tent cities

As demonstrations critical of capitalism sweep through Germany, activists have set up tent-cities in Frankfurt and Hamburg, vowing to stay as long as they can.

Festival of Lights transforms Berlin

Festival of Lights transforms Berlin

Every night between 12 to 23 October, Berlin’s most famous buildings are being transformed into glowing works of art, as the annual ‘Festival of Lights’ returns. There are also a number of interactive light installations.

Rain, sleet and snow set to replace sunny days

Rain, sleet and snow set to replace sunny days

Germany’s "Golden October," which has been dishing out hefty doses of autumnal Vitamin D, will soon be washed down with an onset of wet winter weather, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

VW and Telekom workers accused of corruption

VW and Telekom workers accused of corruption

The Stuttgart prosecutor’s office has indicted five employees affiliated with Volkswagen and Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems in connection with an alleged anti-competitive bribery scheme involving VfL Wolfsburg football club.

Mental illness forcing more to retire early

Mental illness forcing more to retire early

More Germans than ever are being forced to take involuntary early retirement because of mental illnesses, according to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.

Stuck raccoon causes train delays

Stuck raccoon causes train delays

A raccoon stuck in a railway switch point shut down the intercity train lines between the central German towns of Göttingen and Kassel on Sunday.

Injured Libyans flown to Hamburg for treatment

Injured Libyans flown to Hamburg for treatment

Five severely injured victims of the Libyan civil war were brought to Hamburg for medical treatment on Sunday night, as part of an ongoing German aid plan.

Deutsche Bank considers cutting Greek debt in half

Deutsche Bank considers cutting Greek debt in half

The head of Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, is conducting talks over a 50-percent write-down of Greek debt in his capacity as chairman of the global banking lobby, a newspaper reported Monday.

TV dancers performed for Chechen leader

TV dancers performed for Chechen leader

Dancers on the payroll of German state TV channel MDR joined Hollywood stars at the controversial birthday party of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who has been accused of human rights abuses.

SPD calls for bank split

SPD calls for bank split

Social Democratic Party (SPD) head Sigmar Gabriel has called for a permanent division of investment and commercial banking to protect consumers from toxic debts run up by banks. The German government quickly rejected the idea.