Neo-Nazi’s cats caught in bills row

Neo-Nazi’s cats caught in bills row

Two cats previously living with a neo-Nazi terror cell suspected of murdering people across Germany are at the centre of a row over who should pay for their keep.

Electricity dealers put grid on brink of blackout

Electricity dealers put grid on brink of blackout

Germany’s electricity grid came to the brink of blackout last week – not because of the cold, but because traders illegally manipulated the system. They tapped emergency supplies, saving money but putting the system at risk of collapse.

More than one million jobs vacant in Germany

More than one million jobs vacant in Germany

More than one million jobs in Germany are unfilled, a survey showed on Thursday, as unemployment in Europe's top economy stands at record lows and employers complain of a skills shortage.

Teen girl discovers ‘swinging’ parents online

Teen girl discovers ‘swinging’ parents online

A German judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a couple of swingers after their 15-year-old daughter discovered a video of them in a sex club with their faces undisguised on the website of TV channel RTL.

Greek president attacks Schäuble for ‘taunts’

Greek president attacks Schäuble for ‘taunts’

Greece's president has attacked German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble for supposedly "taunting" the country's troubled reform efforts as Athens fights to stay in the eurozone and avert default.

What’s on in Germany:  February 16 – 22

What’s on in Germany: February 16 – 22

This Week's Highlights: Lomography films in Cologne, Woody Guthrie in Berlin, and Carnival events all around the country.

Second man sentenced in TV station fraud

Second man sentenced in TV station fraud

A former Berlin film company executive has received a suspended sentence for his part in stealing millions of euros from the children's television network KiKa.

Penniless artists the happiest of us all

Penniless artists the happiest of us all

They often toil for long hours for little pay and even less glory, but artists are Germany’s happiest workers, according to a new study from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).

‘Next Top Model’ house architect faces charges

‘Next Top Model’ house architect faces charges

A prominent German architect has been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a fireman who died fighting a blaze in a housee meant to play host to Germany’s Next Top Model.