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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.