Study: same package, same price, less food

Study: same package, same price, less food

Tricks which make it difficult to compare food prices have been revealed by a German consumer watchdog, showing people can pay up to 50 percent more for the same product depending on which shop they use.

Mass DNA test in hunt for woman’s killer

Mass DNA test in hunt for woman’s killer

German police are appealing to 9,000 men to take part in a mass DNA test, in the hunt for the killer of a woman whose dismembered body was found in a lake.

German kids no longer want to go ‘choo choo!’

German kids no longer want to go ‘choo choo!’

No other statistic shows more clearly that kids these days aren't like they used to be: Munich's metro is short of train-drivers. Apparently, young Germans no longer want to be train drivers when they grow up.

Germans Look to Score as EPT Arrives at Europe’s Largest Casino
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Germans Look to Score as EPT Arrives at Europe’s Largest Casino

Campione, a small Italian town on the banks of Lake Lugano, has two particularly outstanding characteristics. First, it’s completely surrounded by Switzerland. Second, it’s the home of the largest casino in Europe.

Teacher sues pupil for burst paper bag trauma

Teacher sues pupil for burst paper bag trauma

A case nearly dubbed "packed-lunch-gate" by German media pundits reached court this week, as a teacher sued a 16-year-old pupil for giving her tinnitus by bursting a paper bag on the playground.

Drama on ice as Germans fight for medal

Drama on ice as Germans fight for medal

While celebrity ice dancing shows have become a television staple, Germany has a real drama on ice this week, with Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy fighting for a medal in the world figure skating championships.

What’s on in Germany:  March 29 – April 4

What’s on in Germany: March 29 – April 4

This Week's Highlights: Dinner on a Baltic beach, a spring festival in Berlin, and French singer SoKo steps up to the mic in Cologne.

British mother faces bouncers ‘who killed son’

British mother faces bouncers ‘who killed son’

The family of a British man who was beaten to death in a Frankfurt nightclub last Easter were in court on Wednesday to see the four bouncers accused of the attack go on trial.

Parents patrol school after sex attack in toilet

Parents patrol school after sex attack in toilet

Mums and dads are patrolling a primary school in Berlin after a man entered the school unnoticed and sexually abused an eight-year-old girl in the toilets, police confirmed on Wednesday.

German job market stays buoyant

German job market stays buoyant

The outlook for jobs in Germany is buoyant, despite a struggling economy, new statistics revealed Thursday show. The number of Germans in work rose once again in February.

Schlecker workers face immediate sack

Schlecker workers face immediate sack

Around 11,000 employees of bankrupt German drug store chain Schlecker faced being sacked without compensation Thursday morning as a deadline passed for creating a rescue company to help them.

Pirate Party hacks Merkel’s website

Pirate Party hacks Merkel’s website

Supporters of Germany's new Pirate Party briefly hijacked a conservative party website in a mock battle over internet savviness ahead of a regional election, the parties said Wednesday.