Merkel waiting for Greek ‘action’ on bailout

Merkel waiting for Greek ‘action’ on bailout

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Greece on Thursday that it was "actions that count" following reports it could abandon a referendum on a bailout package.

Kippenberger artwork worth €800,000 ‘cleaned’ away

Kippenberger artwork worth €800,000 ‘cleaned’ away

A cleaning woman at a museum in Dortmund who mistook a Martin Kippenberger sculpture for an unsightly mess has destroyed the valuable artwork beyond recognition.

ECB cuts rates

ECB cuts rates

The European Central Bank on Thursday unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point to 1.25 percent, in an apparent attempt to bolster Europe’s economy amid the Greek debt crisis.

Gabriel demands G20 set new economic course

Gabriel demands G20 set new economic course

Sigmar Gabriel, head of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), has joined two other centre-left European leaders, Britain’s Ed Miliband and Sweden’s Hakan Juholt, ahead of the G20 summit to call for a "New Deal" for the world economy.

French bonds hit record gap amid crisis

French bonds hit record gap amid crisis

The gap between German and French sovereign borrowing rates widened to a record on Thursday and the 10-year cost of borrowing for Italy reached a record briefly above 6.402 percent.

Woman may be ‘grounded’ after copious coffee theft

Woman may be ‘grounded’ after copious coffee theft

A German woman is being accused of stealing thousands of jars of coffee by stuffing them in leggings under her skirt.

What’s on in Germany:  November 3 – 9

What’s on in Germany: November 3 – 9

This Week's Highlights: Japanese culture in Frankfurt, contemporary theatre in Leipzig, and music days in Berlin.

Three premature babies die in Bremen

Three premature babies die in Bremen

Three premature babies have died in a Bremen clinic in northern Germany, after being infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

Transport minister plays Mozart for harried drivers

Transport minister plays Mozart for harried drivers

German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer is releasing a CD of himself playing Mozart on the piano in the hope that it will calm angry drivers on Germany’s motorways.

Data protection official accuses Facebook of new privacy breach

Data protection official accuses Facebook of new privacy breach

Data protection officials in Hamburg are accusing Facebook of a new breach of German privacy laws by using so-called "cookies" to track users even after they’ve cancelled their accounts.

The ins and outs of income tax

The ins and outs of income tax

Filing taxes is never fun, but in a foreign country it can be downright daunting. Joe Morgan sifts through the German tax code so you don’t have to.

Schweinsteiger hurt in Bayern win over Napoli

Schweinsteiger hurt in Bayern win over Napoli

Bayern Munich suffered a second-half scare before sealing a 3-2 win over Napoli in the Champions League to stay top of Group A on Wednesday as both teams finished with 10 men.

European leaders give Greece a final ultimatum

European leaders give Greece a final ultimatum

Germany and France have warned Greece it will not get “one more cent” from the European Union or International Monetary Fund unless Athens abides by the terms of a rescue deal agreed upon last week.