Warm temperatures are causing everything from runny noses to conditions ripe for avalanches. But Germany could face a bit of a cold snap within the next week as rain and snow batters much of the country.
Desperate football fans swamped Bayer Leverkusen’s phone lines with 200,000 calls on Tuesday in a frantic attempt to get tickets to the club’s Champions League match against FC Barcelona in February.
People with T-Mobile phones could soon find Groupon offers popping up on their phones for shops they are walking past, as Deutsche Telekom confirmed it had entered a marketing deal with the US-based discount website.
The Wall Street Journal launched a German edition on Tuesday, breaking into the German business news market with what its editor promised would be a new, international, perspective.
Scared Germans are wasting hundreds of euros every year on insurance policies they do not need as salesmen play on people’s fears, a consumer group warned this week.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a crisis in her governing coalition after agreeing with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to push for a financial transaction tax, even if Britain opts out.
About 50,000 doctors will go on strike in 600 hospitals across Germany at the end of the month, after a vote which was overwhelmingly in favour of a walk-out.
A woman has given birth to identical quadruplets which doctors said was statistically like winning the lottery – except that the family will see their lives changed by millions of nappies rather than banknotes.
A man who took a packet of out-of-date biscuits from a bin next to a bakery is fighting his way through the courts, opposing a charge of trespass.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has thrown strong support behind North Africa’s emerging democracies during an historic visit to Algeria, Libya and Tunisia, saying Germany wants to play a key role in helping them succeed.