Welcome needed to attract skilled foreigners

Welcome needed to attract skilled foreigners

Germany needs to make it easier for skilled workers to move there – and be more friendly to them – to get the professionals needed to keep the country running, a new report says.

Euro could collapse in ‘three to six months’

Euro could collapse in ‘three to six months’

The euro will collapse in the next three to six months if nothing dramatic is undertaken to save it, according to a leading German economist, who has called for fast and decisive action.

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Renowned East German author Christa Wolf dies

Christa Wolf, one of the best-known authors from former communist East Germany, died on Thursday aged 82 in Berlin following a long illness, her publisher said.

Elephant death tourist ‘crushed by husband’

Elephant death tourist ‘crushed by husband’

Thai police are investigating reports that a German woman who died when she fell off an elephant was crushed to death by her "heavy-set" husband.

Police plead for help in neo-Nazi terror hunt

Police plead for help in neo-Nazi terror hunt

Calling on the German public for help, the authorities hunting supporters of the neo-Nazi terrorist cell on Thursday described the chillingly efficient plans made by the group to murder at least ten people.

What’s on in Germany: December 1 – 7

What’s on in Germany: December 1 – 7

This Week's Highlights: Electronic music festivals in Cologne and a Berlin, Shakespeare in Frankfurt, and a US Army chorus in Stuttgart.

Britain and Germany urge EU to isolate Iran

Britain and Germany urge EU to isolate Iran

Britain and Germany called for sanctions to financially isolate Iran as EU foreign ministers gathered to consider tough new measures against Tehran due to fresh concerns over its nuclear programme.

Iran ‘planning attacks on US bases in Germany’

Iran ‘planning attacks on US bases in Germany’

Tehran may be planning attacks on US bases in Germany in the event of an American military strike against targets in Iran, German investigators have reportedly said.

Discovering Munich’s past in a mediaeval loo

Discovering Munich’s past in a mediaeval loo

Construction on an underground train line in the centre of Munich has uncovered mediaeval latrines full of artefacts offering insights into the Bavarian capital’s past. Christine Madden reports.

No Mayan apocalypse expected next year

No Mayan apocalypse expected next year

The world won’t actually end next year despite widespread fears that Mayans long-ago predicted humanity’s demise in 2012, according to a German expert.

Pope escapes German seat belt fine

Pope escapes German seat belt fine

Pope Benedict XVI will not face charges for not wearing a seat belt in his popemobile during a visit to Germany, after officials confirmed normal traffic rules had been suspended for him.

Jewish community state funding doubled

Jewish community state funding doubled

Germany's Jewish community has signed a new treaty with the government to double its annual state funding, reflecting its growing size and prominence more than 65 years after the Holocaust.