Burlesque booms in radical, naughty Berlin

Burlesque booms in radical, naughty Berlin

Burlesque is not just a naked lady in a cocktail glass - that is just one style of a complex movement in which Berlin has reclaimed its pre-war global top spot for radical naughtiness. Jessica Ware spoke with one of the capital’s performers.

Merkel’s first Golf sells for €10,000 on Ebay

Merkel’s first Golf sells for €10,000 on Ebay

A man from North Rhine-Westphalia bought Chancellor Angela Merkel’s first “west car” for slightly more than €10,000, after an initial auction produced too many ridiculous bids and was cancelled, the Bild newspaper reported Monday.

Sarrazin’s wife says she was bullied as teacher

Sarrazin’s wife says she was bullied as teacher

A German politician whose book criticising multiculturalism caused national outrage is being followed into print by his wife - who has written about being bullied as a teacher in a Berlin school.

German productivity up thanks to lower wages

German productivity up thanks to lower wages

Germany has Europe’s most efficient workers and their productivity has increased largely because wages have not kept up, data released Monday from the Federal Statistics Office showed.

Calls grow to relocate Euro 2012 from Ukraine

Calls grow to relocate Euro 2012 from Ukraine

Calls are growing from German politicians and others to relocate the European Football Championship from Ukraine to neighbouring countries, following the country's alleged treatment of its former leader.

Ikea investigates Stasi prisoner labour claims

Ikea investigates Stasi prisoner labour claims

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is investigating claims that its factories used East German political prisoners for labour during the 1970s and 1980s.