Mayor designates parking spaces for men

Mayor designates parking spaces for men

Calling himself a proponent of equal rights, the mayor of a small town in the Black Forest has designated special parking spaces in the municipal garage for men - because they're harder to get into.

Allianz chief: don’t go back to Deutschmark

Allianz chief: don’t go back to Deutschmark

The head of German insurance giant Allianz says a return to the Deutschmark would lead the country into a “deep depression.”

Former rapper turned Salafist flees Germany

Former rapper turned Salafist flees Germany

A German ex-rapper turned Islamist leader has fled the country in recent weeks to avoid an arrest warrant.

Merkel’s approval ratings soar amid euro row

Merkel’s approval ratings soar amid euro row

While a storm about her European policies rages around her, Chancellor Angela Merkel is sitting pretty on huge approval ratings, figures released this week showed. A full 66 percent of Germans are pleased with her work.

More traffic jams expected this summer

More traffic jams expected this summer

With school summer holidays fully underway in many German states, drivers on the motorways can expect to spend more time sitting in traffic this summer.

Smart bus driver saves kids from fireball

Smart bus driver saves kids from fireball

A quick-thinking German bus driver saved 27 schoolchildren from their burning bus – by opening one door for their escape rather than two. A through-draught could have accelerated the fire.