A voice for all of Germany’s Jews

A voice for all of Germany’s Jews

A brand-new English language newspaper hopes to shed new light on Germany’s burgeoning Jewish community. Moises Mendoza speaks to the man behind the Jewish Voice from Germany.

Germany braced for stormy start to 2012

Germany braced for stormy start to 2012

The first week of January will be wet and wild, as a low pressure system swirls towards the country, bringing wind of up to 120 kilometres an hour, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Randy cop sentenced for half-price brothel bribe

Randy cop sentenced for half-price brothel bribe

A policeman has received a two-year suspended sentence and a €3,000 fine in the eastern German state of Brandenburg for accepting a 50-percent rebate in an illegal brothel in exchange for police information.

German firm sold cheap boob silicone

German firm sold cheap boob silicone

The industrial silicone used by disgraced French breast implant firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) came from a German distributor, it emerged Monday. The silicone is generally used as a construction sealant.

Unemployment falls to record low

Unemployment falls to record low

The German labour market is continuing to hold up against the crisis and unemployment dropped to its lowest level in 20 years in the whole of last year, new data showed on Tuesday.

Twins born: One white, one black

Twins born: One white, one black

A woman in the eastern German town of Leipzig has given birth to a white twin and a black twin – a phenomenon scientists say is a one-in-a-million occurrence.

Jews ‘ashamed’ of Israeli Holocaust protest

Jews ‘ashamed’ of Israeli Holocaust protest

The head of Germany's Jewish community Tuesday expressed "shock" and "shame" after ultra-Orthodox protesters in Israel donned Holocaust symbols, including yellow stars, at a recent demonstration.

German arson suspect arrested in Los Angeles

German arson suspect arrested in Los Angeles

A 24-year-old German has been arrested in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, suspected of setting fire to 52 cars in a four-day period over the New Year, mirroring similar attacks in Berlin.

Streep to be honoured at Berlin film festival

Streep to be honoured at Berlin film festival

The Berlin film festival said Monday it would award Oscar-winning US actress Meryl Streep an honorary Golden Bear next month in recognition of her decades-long career.

Treasures on show again after building collapse

Treasures on show again after building collapse

Cologne's Historical Archive is putting original documents on show on Tuesday – the first display after the building collapsed nearly three years ago, burying countless valuable German cultural documents and books under a pile of rubble.