As the school summer holidays kicked in on Wednesday in parts of Germany, it also emerged that the country’s wanderlust has not been squashed by the European financial crisis, with over 60 percent of people planning a holiday.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the Euro 2012 quarter final between Germany and Greece on Friday, a spokesman said, a match with plenty of resonance off the field amid a crippling economic crisis.
A government report has come out against it’s own plans to pay money to parents who keep their toddlers at home instead of sending them to day care. It says the children will ultimately suffer.
A former top German bank manager has admitted taking $44 million from Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone for selling the race business to the “right” bidder. He described his payment as a “giant mountain of money.”
The German government is mulling ways to set up a national central disaster warning system, to replace the Cold War era siren network which is no longer functional. One idea is to turn domestic smoke alarms into a national system.
Palaeontologists have dug up fossils of turtles literally caught in the act at a German site – the first time fossilised vertebrates having sex have ever been found.
A German old people's home has pressed charges against two of its own employees, accusing them of neglect, abuse, stealing drugs, and manslaughter. One of them is said to have operated on a woman in his care.
German police are hopping mad after they let a runaway kangaroo named Bernhard slip through their fingers, despite having cornered him in a garden. The mutinous marsupial was privately owned.
There are seven million foreigners living in Germany. What if the dreams of xenophobes came true and they all left? A new book examines the vision – as James Gheerbrant discovers, no aspect of life would remain untouched.
A German national arrested in Tanzania for allegedly being a member of Al-Qaeda has been deported to Germany and detained, officials said on Tuesday.