Activist pastor takes office as president

Activist pastor takes office as president

Activist pastor Joachim Gauck took office as German president on Monday morning after being elected by an overwhelming majority, marking the first time someone from the former communist east acts as head of state.

More public sector strikes on the way

More public sector strikes on the way

Following warning strikes in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and many other parts of the country, the public sector union Verdi is turning its attention to Berlin and has announced the capital will be hit by strikes this week.

T-shirt weather won’t continue

T-shirt weather won’t continue

Many Germans flocked to parks in T-shirts and shorts Saturday, while ice cream dealers did a brisk business and cafe-goers had to look long and hard for an empty chair outside.

German pushes for giant slalom title

German pushes for giant slalom title

German skier Viktoria Rebensburg took another step towards the World Cup giant slalom title Sunday after dominating the first leg of the final women's race of the season.

Leipzig book fair not only attracts readers

Leipzig book fair not only attracts readers

The Leipzig Book Fair, which closes Sunday, is Germany's second largest book fair after Frankfurt, but it's not only bookworms who flock to the fair.

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

Berlin zoo braces for flood of Knut mourners

The Berlin zoo is bracing for a flood of guests Sunday and Monday to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of their polar bear star Knut.

Bayern Munich make it 20 goals in three games

Bayern Munich make it 20 goals in three games

Bayern Munich stomped their hosts Hertha Berlin Saturday evening, winning 6-0 in a game that saw three penalty kicks for the Bavarians.