Merkel to push for minimum wage

Merkel to push for minimum wage

Chancellor Angela Merkel is looking to introduce a “market-based organised lower limit for wages” of at least €6.90 an hour – although her party has always been against a minimum wage.

Germans with Turkish heritage will replace Turks – a success story

Germans with Turkish heritage will replace Turks – a success story

It was 50 years ago on Sunday since the “guest worker” agreement between Germany and Turkey which changed Germany forever. Ahmet Külahci, Berlin correspondent for Turkish newspaper Hürriyet writes of his optimism.

Alice poster girl could be sacked for Qaddafi comments

Alice poster girl could be sacked for Qaddafi comments

Germany’s advertising world could soon be one long-legged blonde-haired beauty fewer, as the model in the Alice phone company adverts could be sacked for remarks she made about her relationship to Muammar Qaddafi’s son Mutassim.

Gorleben protests reawake as nuclear lobby work revealed

Gorleben protests reawake as nuclear lobby work revealed

As around 6,000 people protested around Germany against a shipment of nuclear waste due to go to the Gorleben storage site next month, a newspaper published a dossier documenting the nuclear industry’s lobbying work.

Trichet: Hard work on debt crisis starts now

Trichet: Hard work on debt crisis starts now

The debt crisis that has crippled Europe in recent months has not been overcome despite a comprehensive package clinched by eurozone leaders, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) warned on Sunday.

Five killed in road accidents over the weekend

Five killed in road accidents over the weekend

Five people were killed in two separate road accidents in Germany over the weekend.