Thirst for coffee kills animals worldwide

Thirst for coffee kills animals worldwide

Germany's appetite for coffee, cocoa and other consumer goods is responsible for the threat to 395 species of animals and plants around the world, according to a new survey that connects international trade to biodiversity.

Merkel and Cameron – fiscal pact not enough

Merkel and Cameron – fiscal pact not enough

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on Thursday that the EU's fiscal pact was not enough in itself to resolve the crippling eurozone debt crisis.

Iranian refugees sew up mouths in protest

Iranian refugees sew up mouths in protest

Four Iranian men seeking asylum in Germany have sewn up their mouths and gone on hunger strike in Bavaria in protest at their treatment by the state. The move has sparked criticism from the federal refugee office.

North Sea island is jewel in German house market

North Sea island is jewel in German house market

The most expensive property in Germany is not in one of the bustling big cities, but on the windy North Sea island of Sylt, where houses can cost up to €35,000 per square metre, a high-end estate agent revealed on Wednesday.

Eight iconic German Euro moments

Eight iconic German Euro moments

The 14th European Football Championship kicks off on Friday, and to get you in the mood, this week’s Local List takes a look back at Germany’s fortunes at the tournament over the years.

German centre-left joins forces with French

German centre-left joins forces with French

Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) is hoping to capitalize on Europe's recent leftward swing by strengthening its entente cordiale with the triumphant French Socialists, a prominent SPD politician said.

Most Germans expect euro crisis to get worse

Most Germans expect euro crisis to get worse

Nearly four out of five Germans expect the eurozone debt crisis to get much worse before it gets better but a majority still believes the single currency will survive, a poll indicated on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany:  June 7 – 13

What’s on in Germany: June 7 – 13

This Week's Highlights: Wittenberg celebrates Martin Luther's wedding, Frankfurt fetes the rose, and Berlin designers open their studios to the public.

Police raid more than 70 biker gang addresses

Police raid more than 70 biker gang addresses

German police carried out another massive raid against biker gangs on Thursday morning, sending around 1,000 police officers to more than 70 addresses in and around Berlin – and special forces to one clubhouse.

Merkel: EU political union first and foremost

Merkel: EU political union first and foremost

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she would work towards a European political union even if that meant a two-speed approach. She spoke just hours before British Prime Minister David Cameron was due in Berlin.

Credit bureau to trawl Facebook for information

Credit bureau to trawl Facebook for information

Germany’s biggest credit bureau Schufa plans to tap social networks such as Facebook and Google Street View in a huge data trawl for personal information to use in deciding whether a person is credit-worthy.

Court: winning Big Brother is taxable work

Court: winning Big Brother is taxable work

Watching the Big Brother television “reality” series may feel like a chore – now a German court has ruled that being in it is work not play, and that the winner must pay tax on his prize money.