Robust Germany faces rising ‘burnout’ problem

Robust Germany faces rising ‘burnout’ problem

Germany, holding up better than its eurozone partners in the current economic crisis, is battling the increasingly widespread phenomenon of "burnout" which is supposedly costing its economy billions of euros each year. AFP's Aurelia End reports.

Industrial orders rise amid eurozone gloom

Industrial orders rise amid eurozone gloom

Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy, saw the release of further favourable economic data on Monday with industrial orders in December partly reversing steep falls seen the previous month.

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Snow to follow record deep freeze

Snow to follow record deep freeze

Germany shivered through record low temperatures of -29 degrees Celsius overnight, but the German Weather Service has forecast an even deeper freeze ahead of snow showers midweek.

Car thieves discover dead baby

Car thieves discover dead baby

Four young car thieves in the western German state of Saarland notified the police on Sunday night after they stumbled on the corpse of a small baby in the boot of a car they were breaking into.

Children sit in front row at bloody sex opera

Children sit in front row at bloody sex opera

One of Germany’s most famous opera houses, Dresden’s Semperoper, gave teenagers front row seats to the premiere of its new production of Alban Berg’s “Lulu” – which centres on a murderous prostitute.

Former spy boss moves to Deutsche Bank

Former spy boss moves to Deutsche Bank

Ernst Uhrlau, former head of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency the BND, has been on the payroll of Germany’s biggest bank since the start of February, just two months after his retirement.

Sarkozy looks to Merkel for re-election help

Sarkozy looks to Merkel for re-election help

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the bulk of the German cabinet descended on Paris Monday on a mission to rescue her French ally President Nicolas Sarkozy's struggling re-election campaign.

Man rescued from canoe on frozen river

Man rescued from canoe on frozen river

A man had to be rescued from the frozen River Elbe in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday after his canoeing trip in sub-zero temperatures turned out not to be such a good idea.

Leftist crime on the rise

Leftist crime on the rise

New figures on politically-motivated crime show a sharp increase in leftist crime in Germany last year, along with a slight fall in far-right crime, it was revealed Monday.

China offers Merkel some comfort for Europe

China offers Merkel some comfort for Europe

China's Premier Wen Jiabao said a stable Europe was key to stability at home, in comments published Sunday, at the end of a week that saw Germany's chancellor visit Beijing.