Recycling solar panels could be a winner for Loser Chemicals

Recycling solar panels could be a winner for Loser Chemicals

A German chemical company says it can recycle rare metals from old solar panels – effectively washing them off in a chemical bath so the different elements can be reused. Managers at the firm hope to start work next year.

Hunt intensifies for man who killed daughter

Hunt intensifies for man who killed daughter

Police hunting the man who shot and killed his 13-year-old daughter after she refused to move back home from a children’s home, released a picture of him on Thursday and appealed to the public for help in finding him.

Italian ‘organic’ food fraud hits German market

Italian ‘organic’ food fraud hits German market

Worried German organic food producers are examining their stocks after it emerged that more than 500 tonnes of cereals sold as organic was part of a multi-million-euro fraud, and the food was not organic.

Germany dubbed ‘master of Europe’ in euro crisis

Germany dubbed ‘master of Europe’ in euro crisis

Germany is emerging as the master of Europe, analysts said on Thursday ahead of a make-or-break summit on the euro – as the European Central Bank (ECB) set the scene by cutting its key interest rates.

Fear of inflation grows as faith in euro falls

Fear of inflation grows as faith in euro falls

Fear of inflation is growing in Germany as people lose their faith in the euro, with a third of those questioned for an opinion poll having little or no trust in the currency and nearly half are worried about where to put their savings.

Crows pick holes in Berlin station roof

Crows pick holes in Berlin station roof

Passengers at Berlin’s main train station are being rained on – thanks to crows which are picking out the sealant between the panes of glass in the famous curved roof.

Should more be done to protect German?

Should more be done to protect German?

A group dedicated to maintaining the German language’s purity is upset that a dictionary maker’s “Youth Word of the Year” is derived from English. Does German deserve a little more respect - or even need protection? Have your say.

What’s on in Germany: December 8 – 14

What’s on in Germany: December 8 – 14

This Week's Highlights: Choirs sing Bach in Leipzig, A rock opera in Frankfurt and a ballet rendition of "A Christmas Carol" in Dresden.

Woman sold carpet worth millions for €20,000

Woman sold carpet worth millions for €20,000

A Bavarian woman who thought her carpet was worth about €900 was delighted when an auctioneer sold it for nearly €20,000 – but took him to court after it was then sold at an auction for more than €7 million.

Deutsche Bank letter bomb was operational

Deutsche Bank letter bomb was operational

A suspected letter bomb addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann which was intercepted on Wednesday at the bank's Frankfurt headquarters, could have exploded, German police have confirmed.

Step back in time at ye merry olde Christmas market

Step back in time at ye merry olde Christmas market

Ever wonder what the holidays were like in mediaeval Germany? Tracy Moran goes back in time to investigate Esslingen’s historic Christmas market.