Finance Minister OKs three percent inflation

Finance Minister OKs three percent inflation

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Thursday that a German inflation rate of up to three percent was tolerable, despite eurozone rules setting a target of around two percent.

Statue scares public, angers art buffs

Statue scares public, angers art buffs

Firefighters in central Germany rushed to what they thought was a man about to jump off a church tower only to find a statue which is now causing a row in the art world.

Ten essential German etiquette tips

Ten essential German etiquette tips

Pee sitting down and make eye contact while clinking glasses and you can't go far wrong. For this week's Local List, we've come up with some essential etiquette tips for those on their first sojourn through Germany.

Temperatures rise, rain to keep falling

Temperatures rise, rain to keep falling

Summer may finally on its way, but those venturing outside should still keep an eye out for stubborn rainclouds, the German Weather Service (DWD) warned on Thursday.

Rare Nazi report details deportation horror

Rare Nazi report details deportation horror

A rare Nazi police report on the deportation of nearly 1,000 Jews from Düsseldorf has been unearthed in a London archive. It is only the second of its kind ever found, as most such records were destroyed towards the end of the war.

German drops Mayan skull, endangers mankind

German drops Mayan skull, endangers mankind

An ancient Mayan skull stolen from Tibet by Nazis - said to have magical powers to enable humanity to survive the December 2012 apocalypse - has been dropped by a lab assistant in eastern Germany, chipping its chin.

What’s on in Germany:  May 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: May 10 – 16

This Week's Highlights: Cuban film in Frankfurt, vintage pop-up shops in Berlin and Hamburg harbour's birthday party!

Merkel braces for biggest state election

Merkel braces for biggest state election

Voters in Germany's most populous state go to the polls Sunday in a closely watched gauge of Chancellor Angela Merkel's political fortunes ahead of a national vote next year in Europe's top economy.

Thieving postman: ‘I’m a gambling addict’

Thieving postman: ‘I’m a gambling addict’

A German postman was convicted in Dresden on Wednesday of stealing 5,998 letters over several years, so he could fish out cash to fund his gambling habit.

Opposition: ‘EU should ratify pact on same day’

Opposition: ‘EU should ratify pact on same day’

Germany's two main opposition parties called on Wednesday for the EU's fiscal pact to be ratified on the same day in Berlin, Paris and Rome, seeking to send a strong signal of unity against the crisis.

Foreigners can’t change name ‘just to integrate’

Foreigners can’t change name ‘just to integrate’

Foreigners who want to change their names to Germanic ones have been told by a court that wanting to fit in is not a good enough reason to choose new monikers.