‘Cupboard killer’ victim ignored for ten months

‘Cupboard killer’ victim ignored for ten months

A German man appeared in court on Tuesday charged with manslaughter for killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in a cupboard – where it lay undiscovered for the best part of a year.

Family puts kids in charge for a month

Family puts kids in charge for a month

A German author and his wife put themselves to the biggest test of their lives last year by handing over the family power to their two children for a month. The biggest challenge? Managing the budget.

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Speculation: Merkel set to provoke early election

Speculation surfaced on Tuesday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel could be preparing to ditch her struggling coalition partner and go for early elections in order to form a “grand coalition” with the Social Democrats.

Iberia Express budget airline aims for Germany

Iberia Express budget airline aims for Germany

New Spanish budget airline Iberia Express is considering entering the German market, and could be flying from Berlin or Frankfurt to Spanish coastal resorts before the end of this year.

Merck pharma closes Swiss HQ, cuts 580 jobs

Merck pharma closes Swiss HQ, cuts 580 jobs

The job losses at biotech firm Merck Serono were part of a wider restructuring plan "to create a leaner, more agile organisation," the company said in a statement.

Pay-out for rapists kept in prison too long

Pay-out for rapists kept in prison too long

Four convicted rapists were awarded a total of €240,000 in damages on Tuesday after a German regional court ruled that they had been kept too long in preventative detention – violating a European court ruling on human rights.

Taxi drivers protest new Berlin airport fees

Taxi drivers protest new Berlin airport fees

Around 3,000 taxis drove in convoy through central Berlin on Monday in protest at a huge rise in the extra fee for taking people to the German capital's new airport, set to open at the start of June.

Scientists unveil ‘self-changing tyres’

Scientists unveil ‘self-changing tyres’

Are you fed up of having to change your summer tyres for winter tyres at the first sign of snow? A group of German researchers have developed a tyre that "changes itself."

Foreign students quit Germany in droves

Foreign students quit Germany in droves

Only a quarter of foreign students stay in Germany after completing their studies, even though 80 percent would like to remain, a new study has revealed.