New drugs ‘often no better’ than old ones

New drugs ‘often no better’ than old ones

New drugs available in Germany do not have to be better than those already on the market – but cost the statutory health system millions of euros more each year, doctors say.

New president ‘could be found by Wednesday’

New president ‘could be found by Wednesday’

Germany’s political parties said on Saturday they expected to find a candidate for President within the next few days, following Christian Wulff's resignation on Friday. Former East German pastor Joachim Gauck is said to be a favourite.

Another week of freezing nights ahead

Another week of freezing nights ahead

Saturday may have been the warmest day of the year so far, but high pressure is set to return, knocking down temperatures and bringing snow and rain over the coming week, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Strike paralyses Berlin’s public transport

Strike paralyses Berlin’s public transport

Berlin’s underground, tram and bus network ground to a halt on Saturday causing chaos for at least 1.8 million people as public transport workers went on strike for higher wages.

Run Lola Run to become opera – Sing Lola Sing?

Run Lola Run to become opera – Sing Lola Sing?

One of Germany’s best-known film exports, Run Lola Run, starring Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu, is being taken to the stage – as an opera.

Carousing at Cologne carnival – now in English

Carousing at Cologne carnival – now in English

Help is now at hand for English speakers – and some Germans – who find it impossible to understand Cologne's traditional drinking songs being sung by Carnival revellers. A German-American couple has published translations.