Speeding bus driver ‘was on cocaine’

Speeding bus driver ‘was on cocaine’

Terrified Berlin bus passengers who clung to their seats during a hair-raising race through the city until police stopped the vehicle were not surprised to hear their driver was high on cocaine.

Pilots: Ryanair pushes us to run on empty

Pilots: Ryanair pushes us to run on empty

Budget airline Ryanair is putting its pilots under so much pressure to save money that they are flying with just enough fuel on board to reduce costs – a practice that forced three planes to make emergency landings in Spain recently.

Parliament must pay €50,000 to neo-Nazi party

Parliament must pay €50,000 to neo-Nazi party

The German parliament will have to pay €50,000 to the extreme right NPD party after a court ruled that just because it merged with another party, it should not be responsible for that other party’s finances.

Nestlé fails to stop copycat coffee capsules

Nestlé fails to stop copycat coffee capsules

Nestlé was left steaming by a court which said on Thursday it could not stop competitors from selling coffee capsules for its Nespresso machines in Germany.

German seas ‘among best in the world’

German seas ‘among best in the world’

Germany's seas are deemed far above average for natural and human considerations – the seventh best in the world according to the most comprehensive health check of national waters.

Half of young prisoners attacked each month

Half of young prisoners attacked each month

Nearly half of young prisoners are physically attacked in jail in an average month a new study shows. The authors said violence in prisons must be reduced if those returning to society are to be reasonable neighbours.

What’s on in Germany:  August 16 – 22

What’s on in Germany: August 16 – 22

This Week's Highlights: Palace Night in Potsdam, a city festival in Dresden, and Berlin kicks off its annual celebration of Jewish culture.

Minister: ban biofuel, it boosts famine

Minister: ban biofuel, it boosts famine

Biofuel containing corn should be banned from German petrol pumps, a minister has demanded, as droughts and a dramatic rise in food prices mean more of the world population is going hungry.

Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way

Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way

Another bout of baking weather is on the cards for Germany this weekend, as mediocre temperatures are set to soar and the chances of rain should dry up, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Thursday.

Germany crumble in Argentina friendly

Germany crumble in Argentina friendly

Germany found itself on the other foot on Wednesday when Argentina which, despite its World Cup ambitions dying in a four-goal thumping two years ago, turned the tables to win a friendly international 3 - 1 in Frankfurt.

Police hunt ‘Kermit the con-artist’

Police hunt ‘Kermit the con-artist’

German police are hunting for a con-artist who stole an electric bike after claiming he was organizing charity bicycle tours for the blind – and that he was Germany's dubbing actor for Kermit the Frog.