Antibiotics for poultry widespread in NRW

Antibiotics for poultry widespread in NRW

Almost all chicken farms in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia feed antibiotics to their birds in order to keep them healthy, something that can cause lasting resistance to medicine in humans, according to a state minister.

LA goes crazy for Berlin Currywurst snack

LA goes crazy for Berlin Currywurst snack

The residents of Los Angeles and Berlin might not seem to have much in common at first glance, but health-conscious Californian hipsters have discovered a hankering for the German capital’s favourite snack food: the Currywurst. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Pervert-pleasing high-heeled mice stompers convicted of cruelty

Pervert-pleasing high-heeled mice stompers convicted of cruelty

Two women who stepped on mice while wearing high heels to give a man perverse sexual kicks have been convicted of animal cruelty by a court in central Germany.

Berlin project promises urban fish and veg ‘Fresh from the Roof’

Berlin project promises urban fish and veg ‘Fresh from the Roof’

Ambitious plans are being drawn up in Berlin for what will be the world's biggest roof-farm, growing vegetables on top and breeding fish in tanks inside, in a self-watering and fertilising system.

Marched down the aisle

Marched down the aisle

Thousands of forced marriages take place in Germany each year. Many involve German citizens but society continues to look the other way, comments Cigdem Akyol from ZEIT ONLINE.

Deutsche Bahn spends to avoid winter chaos

Deutsche Bahn spends to avoid winter chaos

Deutsche Bahn is investing €70 million in winter services this year in a bid to avoid a repeat of last winter when it was slammed for services failing when the cold set in.

Consumers bolster solid Q3 growth

Consumers bolster solid Q3 growth

Germany appeared to return to form as the eurozone's economic powerhouse in the third quarter, clocking up solid growth of 0.5 percent, official data showed on Tuesday.

Network of helpers for neo-Nazi terror probed

Network of helpers for neo-Nazi terror probed

As the German authorities feverishly investigated whether a neo-Nazi terror group responsible for several murders had a nationwide network of accomplices, criticism of the country’s domestic intelligence services continued to grow on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank pays $145 mln to settle US suit

Deutsche Bank pays $145 mln to settle US suit

German banking giant Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay US regulators $145 million (€106 million) to settle charges that they misled credit unions about the risks of mortgage-backed securities that later collapsed.

Germany tackles Holland with confidence

Germany tackles Holland with confidence

Germany coach Joachim Löw has insisted his side have nothing to fear ahead of Tuesday's friendly in Hamburg against World Cup finalists the Netherlands, as Die Mannschaft looks to finish 2011 in style.