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Business Brief: PeterZahlt.de

If you’re in Germany and make lots of calls abroad, then you can often find yourself saddled with huge bills. PeterZahlt.de is there to help. PeterZahlt.de is a web based telephony service for cheap international calls. It was launched in July 2006 and is a product of 118000 AG.

Biggest German state heads for early election

Biggest German state heads for early election

The parliament of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia dissolved itself to force a new election on Wednesday afternoon, after the minority government failed to push through a budget.

Spring turns more friendly towards weekend

Spring turns more friendly towards weekend

Patchy sunshine and warm temperatures are in store for Germany in the run up to the weekend, as high pressure ushers along the more friendly side of spring for much of the country, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Should Germany bring back the royal family?

Should Germany bring back the royal family?

Germany got rid of its last Kaiser nearly a century ago, but the country remains fascinated by royals. One of the Kaiser’s descendants says royalty would help the country – but should Germany reinstate the monarchy? Have your say.

TV talent show sparks anger with kids’ version

TV talent show sparks anger with kids’ version

Child protection groups have warned parents against letting their kids compete in Germany’s latest talent show – a version of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (“Germany seeks a superstar”) open to children as young as four.

Helmut Schmidt voted ‘best role model’

Helmut Schmidt voted ‘best role model’

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt is Germany’s favourite role model, with nearly 80 percent of those asked in a survey choosing him over other candidates such as TV personality Thomas Gottschalk and football coach Joachim Löw.

Prince: Germany should reinstate monarchy

Prince: Germany should reinstate monarchy

Germany should reinstate its monarchy to speak to people’s emotions, make them proud of their country and even encourage them to have babies, according to Prince Philip Kiril of Prussia, great-great grandson of the last Kaiser.

One in four earns less than €9.15 an hour

One in four earns less than €9.15 an hour

The number of badly-paid Germans is rising, with around eight million (23 percent) German workers earning less than €9.15 an hour – 2.3 million more than in 1995, a new study published on Wednesday shows.

Prostitute cons john out of €40,000

Prostitute cons john out of €40,000

A German prostitute and her brother are in the dock after they used the identity of one of her regulars to borrow nearly €40,000 from an online credit service.

Basel brushed aside 7-0 by barnstorming Bayern

Basel brushed aside 7-0 by barnstorming Bayern

Germany striker Mario Gomez scored four goals as Bayern Munich marched into the Champions League quarter-finals by smashing FC Basel 7-0 in the second leg of their last 16 clash on Tuesday.

Top German execs earning more than ever

Top German execs earning more than ever

Germany’s top business CEOs earned a cool nine percent more in 2011 than the year before, startling new figures on the super-rich revealed Tuesday.