German population to shrink by a fifth by 2060

German population to shrink by a fifth by 2060

Germany's population will plunge by 17 million inhabitants – a fifth of its current size – by 2060, according to a demography study presented by Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich this week.

Hungry Germans happily adopt Turkish döner

Hungry Germans happily adopt Turkish döner

Discussions of integration generally focus on how well immigrants have adapted to their new country – but half a century after Turks started moving to Germany, few things underscore their broad societal impact here more than the ubiquitous döner kebab.

Rubbish law aims to boost recycling

Rubbish law aims to boost recycling

German households should recycle even more of their rubbish following the passage of a new law by the Bundestag on Friday, aiming to reduce the country’s consumption of raw materials.

Sunshine to burn off morning fog

Sunshine to burn off morning fog

Mornings full of thick, grey fog will continue to greet Germany’s early risers, but the bright reds and yellows of autumn will be highlighted by sunshine-filled and comfortable afternoons across the country over the weekend.

Court stops fast-track bailout fund committee

Court stops fast-track bailout fund committee

Germany's top court Friday stopped a new fast-track committee appointed to approve emergency measures to tackle the eurozone crisis, potentially slowing decisions by the eurozone paymaster.

Augsburg cop killers possibly drug dealers

Augsburg cop killers possibly drug dealers

Police hunting two men who shot dead an officer after what was described as a “James Bond” type chase in Augsburg, say the suspects may have been involved in a big drug deal.

Nine hurt in Bremen carnival ride accident

Nine hurt in Bremen carnival ride accident

A passenger pod broke off a spinning carnival ride and hurtled into a crowd of spectators in Bremen on Thursday evening, leaving several people hurt and one woman critically injured.

T-Rex descendant found in Ruhr Valley

T-Rex descendant found in Ruhr Valley

Palaeontologists say the parts of a fossilized skeleton found in the Ruhr Valley during construction work two years ago belong to a previously undiscovered dinosaur that could be a relative of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.

Wolves likely to spread across Germany

Wolves likely to spread across Germany

Wolves are doing so well in Germany, and adapting to so many different habitats, that they are likely to spread from their current strongholds in the eastern parts of the country to become part of the natural landscape nationwide.

‘Turks are a part of German culture’

‘Turks are a part of German culture’

Fifty years after the first Turks came to Germany, Michael Hofmann, an expert in Turkish-German relations, measures the influence the immigration has had on Germany.