German industry rebounds into 2012

German industry rebounds into 2012

Industrial activity in Germany rebounded in January after grinding to a halt at the end of last year, official data showed on Thursday.

Greens propose €10 mobile phone deposit

Greens propose €10 mobile phone deposit

Mobile phones should carry a deposit just like bottles, to encourage people to recycle them, a German Green MP has suggested.

Politicians rain on Wulff’s farewell torch parade

Politicians rain on Wulff’s farewell torch parade

Germany's former president Christian Wulff is set to be honoured at a torchlit military ceremony on Thursday evening, after leaving office early under the cloud of a political favours probe.

‘Brevik’ shop renamed following protests

‘Brevik’ shop renamed following protests

A shop selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis has changed its name from “Brevik” after massive protests in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, forced a u-turn just a week after it opened.

Women’s minister rules out top job gender quota

Women’s minister rules out top job gender quota

German Women’s Minister Kristina Schröder used International Women’s Day to rule out quotas to help women break through managerial glass ceilings – and to praise top fathers.

Severed finger points to cack-handed criminal

Severed finger points to cack-handed criminal

A severed fingertip found at the scene of a break-in could point to a not-so nimble-fingered would-be thief, after German police sent it for DNA testing.

What’s on in Germany:  March 8 – 14

What’s on in Germany: March 8 – 14

This Week's Highlights: English theatre in Frankfurt and Munich, an architecture tour in Cologne, and an art auction in Berlin.

Tech fair hitches a lift in face of transport strike

Tech fair hitches a lift in face of transport strike

Organisers of the world’s biggest information technology fair CeBIT in Hannover are appealing to residents of the city to give delegates a lift, as the public transport system was paralysed by a strike.

Podolski ‘signs with Arsenal for €13 million’

Podolski ‘signs with Arsenal for €13 million’

Germany forward Lukas Podolski is leaving FC Cologne at the end of the season to join Arsenal for €13 million, the daily paper Bild said on Thursday.

Postman prime suspect in parcel pilfering plot

Postman prime suspect in parcel pilfering plot

A 19-year-old Cologne postman, plus his mother, and stepfather, who worked as sub-contractors for the German postal service, are suspected of stealing over 1,000 parcels.

Scientists voyage to tsunami epicentre

Scientists voyage to tsunami epicentre

German scientists on Thursday joined a mission to the seabed off Japan where a massive quake triggered last year's devastating tsunami, to get their first proper look at the buckled ocean floor.