Bhopal waste will be flown to Germany

Bhopal waste will be flown to Germany

A German environmental agency will fly more than 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the Bhopal factory in India to Germany for disposal, it was announced on Friday.

More young people going bankrupt

More young people going bankrupt

Germany's robust economy has reduced the number of private bankruptcies in the first quarter of the year -but the number of young people going bankrupt has jumped by over a third, new statistics show.

Lloyds TSB International increases Euro fixed-term savings rate
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Lloyds TSB International increases Euro fixed-term savings rate

In the latest of a series of rate increases for international savers, Lloyds TSB International has raised the interest rates on its one-year Euro fixed-term deposit (FTD) account by more than 1.7 per cent to 2.65 per cent.

Fickle weather promises warm and wet weekend

Fickle weather promises warm and wet weekend

After a sodden Corpus Christi day for much of Germany, the threat of rain will continue into the weekend, though there will be some decent temperatures and fair intervals, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

Cleaner in hospital after giant otter attack

Cleaner in hospital after giant otter attack

A cleaner is in hospital after being attacked by a giant otter that escaped from its zoo enclosure in Hamburg. Two men who tried to pull the nearly-six-foot-long animal off her were also bitten.

Should Schufa trawl your Facebook page?

Should Schufa trawl your Facebook page?

Germany’s biggest credit bureau Schufa has been planning to poke around in your Facebook profile to find out if you're creditworthy. Is this just part of its job, or an intolerable violation? Have your say!

German freelancers on the march

German freelancers on the march

The number of people working without an employer in Germany has risen to a record high, according to new figures which come with a claim that freelancers and the self-employed generate 10 percent of Germany's GDP.

Trade surplus drops as eurozone crisis bites

Trade surplus drops as eurozone crisis bites

German exports and imports fell sharply in April as Europe's biggest economy begins to feel the effects of the long-running eurozone debt crisis, data showed on Friday. Analysts said the monthly data were worse than expected.

Minister hits turbulence over flying carpet affair

Minister hits turbulence over flying carpet affair

A German minister with a taste for soft-furnishings has hit turbulence after he got a carpet flown home from Afghanistan free – on an intelligence service plane, avoiding import tax.

Ex-Schlecker staff to be offered care training

Ex-Schlecker staff to be offered care training

The 25,000 ex-employees of insolvent German drug store chain Schlecker could be offered training to fill gaps in Germany's workforce – such as in kindergartens or care homes - the labour minister said on Thursday.

Stuka WWII dive bomber to be hauled from seabed

Stuka WWII dive bomber to be hauled from seabed

Eighteen metres beneath the Baltic Sea, ten kilometres east of the island of Rügen, lies a piece of German World War II history - and now it's ready to rise again.