Women discover thrill of the hunt

Women discover thrill of the hunt

Germany has seen a tenfold jump in the number of women who hunt over the last 15 years, according to the German Hunting Association, heralding the fall of another male bastion. AFP’s Kate Millar reports.

Germans’ fuss for bubbly ‘forces plane to land’

Germans’ fuss for bubbly ‘forces plane to land’

A German couple allegedly forced a Delta Airlines jet to make an unscheduled stop in Florida on Sunday – after making inordinate demands for champagne and food and refusing to sit down despite being told to by plane staff.

Criminal found in attic after dramatic jail break

Criminal found in attic after dramatic jail break

German police launched and then called off a manhunt on Monday after a dangerous criminal sawed through the bars of his prison window and disappeared over the roof – only to be found hiding in an attic room.

German dairy king buys British milk giant

German dairy king buys British milk giant

German dairy Müller Group has bought Britain's biggest supplier of fresh milk, Robert Wiseman Dairies, for almost £280 million (€338 million), the pair said on Monday.

Fashion Week turns Berlin into runway

Fashion Week turns Berlin into runway

Berlin Fashion Week kicks off on Tuesday, with an array of shows throughout the city during the week, runway shows at the Brandenburg Gate and the three-day Bread and Butter trade fair at Tempelhof Airport.

Basketball star’s sausage advert is the ‘Wurst’

Basketball star’s sausage advert is the ‘Wurst’

One of Germany’s biggest banks has appealed for calm from vegetarians after an advertising spot featuring Dirk Nowitzki eating a peace of meat unleashed a furore on Facebook.

Tighter ‘Made in Germany’ rules criticised

Tighter ‘Made in Germany’ rules criticised

New rules being planned by the European Union which would limit the use of the label “Made in Germany” could cause “immense damage”, Germany’s industry lobby group warned on Monday.

Merkel calls for more minority public servants

Merkel calls for more minority public servants

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for more police officers, fire fighters and teachers in Germany with foreign roots, saying integration works in two directions, in comments roundly criticised by opposition parties.

Westerwelle: Germany ‘still stands by Greece’

Westerwelle: Germany ‘still stands by Greece’

Greece and Europe belong together, Germany's foreign minister said Sunday after meeting the debt-crippled country's leaders ahead of a week of tough talks for Athens with its creditors.

Twelve Germans missing from cruise liner

Twelve Germans missing from cruise liner

Twelve Germans are missing from the huge cruise liner which ran aground and partially sank off the Italian coast on Friday night, killing at least six passengers and leaving scores injured.