Deutsche boosts Russian asset management

Deutsche boosts Russian asset management

Germany's biggest bank Deutsche Bank said Friday it is strengthening its asset management business in Russia by raising its stake in one of the leading players in the sector there.

Neo-Nazi robbers linked to kebab shop killings

Neo-Nazi robbers linked to kebab shop killings

German detectives investigating the neo-Nazi bomb-making bank robbers thought to have killed a policewoman, have found a gun used in a series of nine notorious snack shop killings in the suspects’ blown-up flat.

Foodwatch says cholesterol-reducing margarine needs pharmacist approval

Foodwatch says cholesterol-reducing margarine needs pharmacist approval

The German consumer protection group Foodwatch has called for margarine which promises to reduce blood cholesterol levels to be only sold in pharmacies, calling it a “pill to spread on your bread.”

Google-backed internet institute raises eyebrows

Google-backed internet institute raises eyebrows

While Google fights a sceptical public and officials in Germany, it is simultaneously funding a new internet research institute in Berlin. What is the US web giant hoping to accomplish? Moises Mendoza investigates.

Tomato juice tastes ‘plane’ better at high altitude says scientist

Tomato juice tastes ‘plane’ better at high altitude says scientist

Nearly a quarter of people who drink tomato juice while flying say they only like it while sitting in a plane. Why? A German scientist has discovered the red stuff actually does taste different at high altitudes.

Eurozone crisis fund ready to help Italy

Eurozone crisis fund ready to help Italy

The eurozone's crisis fund is ready to help Italy if requested, but this week's market volatility is an obstacle to increasing its firepower, the German head of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) said on Friday.

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Who let the fools out? Each year at 11:11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Germany marks the beginning of the traditional ‘Fifth Season’ ahead of Karneval celebrations.

Afghanistan to see German troop drawdown

Afghanistan to see German troop drawdown

The German government plans to reduce the number of Bundeswehr soldiers deployed in Afghanistan by 1,000 in the coming year, according to a letter sent to Bundestag parliamentarians by the Foreign and Defence ministries.

US terror charges for man held in Germany

US terror charges for man held in Germany

A man held in German custody could be jailed for life if convicted by an American court on charges that he conspired to provide Al-Qaida with explosives and training, prosecutors in the United States said on Thursday.

The ins and outs of health insurance

The ins and outs of health insurance

Having health insurance is obligatory in Germany, but there are considerable differences between private and public coverage. Joe Morgan explores the healthy options for your wallet.

Chilly but dry weather ahead this weekend

Chilly but dry weather ahead this weekend

The swirling high pressure system over Germany seems to be showing no signs of moving, as the country will remain cool and dry, with just patches of cloud and fog over the weekend, according to the German Weather Service.