Thalidomide victims protest 50 years on

Thalidomide victims protest 50 years on

Saturday marks 50 years since the deformity-causing drug thalidomide was banned in Germany. Thousands of victims will protest in Berlin this weekend to call for greater compensation and recognition of their suffering. Jessica Ware reports.

First clashes as atomic waste train rolls onward

First clashes as atomic waste train rolls onward

Two police cars have been set on fire with Molotov cocktails as protesters attempt to block a train carrying nuclear waste from France to a depot in central Germany.

Germans want neo-Nazi NPD party banned

Germans want neo-Nazi NPD party banned

Three-quarters of Germans want the neo-Nazi NPD party banned, a poll showed on Friday, after the discovery of an extreme far-right cell believed to have murdered 10 people, mainly Turkish shopkeepers.

Atlantic storm bringing gusty winds

Atlantic storm bringing gusty winds

The calm November weather will be changing tack this weekend, as strong winds will whip up and down the country, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). Rainfall will, however, remain minimal and localised.

Gigantic baby ‘Jihad’ born in Berlin

Gigantic baby ‘Jihad’ born in Berlin

Doctors were left astounded after a gigantic baby set a new record for Germany’s heaviest-ever naturally born newborn Friday. The boy was named Jihad.

The ins and outs of pensions

The ins and outs of pensions

Plan on growing old and grey in Germany? Joe Morgan explains why you shouldn’t rely solely on a state pension for your golden years.

Footballing robber wimped out in toilet

Footballing robber wimped out in toilet

German footballer Guido Kocer admitted Thursday that his criminal career got off to a bad start when he got scared during an April Berlin casino robbery and sought refuge in the toilet because his fellow gang-members were too violent.

Air Berlin seeks Chinese and Mideast cash

Air Berlin seeks Chinese and Mideast cash

Struggling airline Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest carrier, is on the hunt for investors and has already begun talks with potential partners from China or the Gulf, a German daily reported Friday.

Crappy correspondence confounds Munich

Crappy correspondence confounds Munich

Accusations that Deutsche Post's service is crap have been taken to the next level. Police say someone in the Munich area has been shoving poop into postboxes for months, clogging up the letter sorting system.

Germany is Europe’s biggest polluter

Germany is Europe’s biggest polluter

German industry causes more environmental and health damage than any other country in the European Union, amounting to billions of euros each year, according to a new EU report.

Berlin football scene hits fever pitch in expat fanzine

Berlin football scene hits fever pitch in expat fanzine

A new expat-run fanzine offers a loving portrayal of the burgeoning Berlin football scene in English.

Dynamo Dresden booted from Cup

Dynamo Dresden booted from Cup

Second division outfit Dynamo Dresden have been kicked out of next season's German Cup following violence by fans in last month's exit to Dortmund.