Carmakers fill boots after record year

Carmakers fill boots after record year

German carmakers are swimming in money – selling more vehicles and earning more than ever before, filling their coffers ahead of what managers are warning could be a difficult year.

Most kids’ food products ‘too sweet and fatty’

Most kids’ food products ‘too sweet and fatty’

Most food products aimed at German children is too sweet and fatty, making it “practically impossible” to give kids a healthy diet based on food designed for them.

German playboy’s Bardot art to go on sale

German playboy’s Bardot art to go on sale

The art collection of the late German playboy Gunter Sachs, featuring works celebrating his obsession with his former wife Brigitte Bardot, is to go on auction in May, it was announced today.

Smoking ban ‘has cut heart attacks’

Smoking ban ‘has cut heart attacks’

The smoking ban in German pubs and cafes, even patchily implemented, has clearly reduced the number of heart attacks over the last few years, a report published on Tuesday says.

Online music platform Spotify hits Germany

Online music platform Spotify hits Germany

The long-awaited launch of online music streaming service Spotify in Germany arrived on Tuesday – positive news for the country’s music lovers, who can now enjoy 16 million tracks for free.

NPD leader admits using Nazi terrorist as driver

NPD leader admits using Nazi terrorist as driver

A top far right politician in Germany has admitted using one of the neo-Nazi terrorists responsible for up to ten murders, as his driver.

Bayer loses patent in India test case

Bayer loses patent in India test case

Germany’s pharmaceutical giant Bayer has made history by being the first firm ordered to give up control of a patented drug after an Indian court said its cancer drug Nexavar was too expensive.

Football legend takes own life to beat cancer

Football legend takes own life to beat cancer

German football legend Timo Konietzka has died – with the help of the Swiss euthanasia association Exit – after writing his own death notice, drinking a beer and seeing his grandchildren for a last time.

Germans each chuck out 82 kilos of food a year

Germans each chuck out 82 kilos of food a year

Germans chuck out nearly 82 kilos of food every year each, including fruit and vegetables that are the “wrong size” or do not look attractive, a new study has shown.

Wolves ‘dine on deer, shun sheep’

Wolves ‘dine on deer, shun sheep’

Wolves which have resettled in Germany are rarely hunting sheep, instead eating wild dinners of deer and boar, according to scientists who have been studying their poo.