Scary photos on tobacco ‘should be copied’ here

Scary photos on tobacco ‘should be copied’ here

Cigarette packs should carry frightening pictures, German cancer experts say – and said the move taken by Australia on Wednesday to impose such rules should be followed here.

Wanted: a green, fair economic system

Wanted: a green, fair economic system

Most Germans would like a new economic system which focussed more on environmental protection and social justice, according to a new survey.

Hamburg welcomes Olympians as heroes

Hamburg welcomes Olympians as heroes

Around 20,000 excited Hamburgers turned up to welcome Germany's Olympic athletes home on Wednesday morning. More than half of those who had competed in London came back to Germany on the MS Deutschland cruise ship.

Berlin airport: new opening date in danger

Berlin airport: new opening date in danger

The March 2013 opening date for Berlin’s new airport can pretty much be written off, it emerged on Wednesday, when it became clear that those struggling with the enormous project would not even name a date until September.

‘Free Pussy Riot’ call given a German accent

‘Free Pussy Riot’ call given a German accent

Berlin-based singer Peaches has released a free song in support of the imprisoned members of Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot - accompanied by a video filmed last week in the capital with the help of a balaclava-clad crowd.

Late pay-day for 150,000 pensioners after errors

Late pay-day for 150,000 pensioners after errors

Tens of thousands of German pensioners will get an extra payout after the Federal Insurance Office (BVA) found they had been short-changed for years.

Berlin double-murderer is jailed for life

Berlin double-murderer is jailed for life

A man who shot dead the mother and sister of his former wife and injured several others when he sprayed their car with bullets has been jailed for life by a Berlin court.

Hamburg signs historic deal with Muslims

Hamburg signs historic deal with Muslims

Hamburg authorities have signed a deal with the city's Muslim community groups guaranteeing Islamic holidays, school religion lessons, and burial rights. It's the first agreement of its kind in Germany.

Footballer defends right not to sing anthem

Footballer defends right not to sing anthem

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira on Tuesday hit back against criticism of players, including himself, who do not sing their national anthem before matches.

Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne

Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne

Wee-splattered paving stones and smelly park corners could soon be a thing of the past in the proud, ancient city of Cologne, where a German company has begun marketing its "pocket urinal."