Dairy dessert duel enters second round

Dairy dessert duel enters second round

Two of Germany’s food giants started a second helping of pudding palaver on Tuesday as they re-heated legal arguments over whether one had copied the other’s dairy dessert.

Germany set sights on smashing Italy

Germany set sights on smashing Italy

Germany's national football team are hoping to break their losing streak against Italy in the Euro 2012 semi-final on Thursday. If they win, it will be the first time they have defeated coach Cesare Prandelli's team in a major tournament.

German posties take dog defence classes

German posties take dog defence classes

A group of German posties began dog defence classes this week, as part of a post office initiative to make delivering letters less stressful and reduce the injuries caused each year by territorial terriers and aggressive Alsatians.

Women on far more psycho drugs than men

Women on far more psycho drugs than men

Women are prescribed up to three times as many tranquilizers, anti-depressives, and sleeping pills as men according to new figures from Germany’s largest health insurer. Many are being prescribed without medical need.

Circumcision: religious right or crime?

Circumcision: religious right or crime?

A German court ruled that circumcision for non-medical reasons is bodily harm - a criminal assault - a decision that is bound to create uproar among Jewish and Muslim communities. Is it a reasonable ruling? Have your say.

Religious circumcisions are crimes says court

Religious circumcisions are crimes says court

Religious circumcisions are bodily harm and thus a crime, a German court ruled this week, in what was dubbed a precedent-setting decision.

Offshore windpark plans buffeted by doubt

Offshore windpark plans buffeted by doubt

Germany's plans for vast offshore wind parks as part of wider drive to develop renewable sources of energy could turn out to be little more than hot air if viable financing cannot be found, a new study warned Monday.

Ambulance bill threat in city-insurers row

Ambulance bill threat in city-insurers row

A row between health insurers and the Berlin fire department is threatening to leave people who call for emergency medical help with a bill of at least €280.

Cities scramble for cool new Facebook names

Cities scramble for cool new Facebook names

German cities are being forced to dream up new names for their Facebook pages after the social network decided it would not allow anyone to have control over the name of a place.

Life costs less in Germany than next door

Life costs less in Germany than next door

Consumers in Germany get more for their euros than those in many of their neighbouring European countries, apart from the Czech Republic and Poland.