‘Buy your own wine,’ court tells divorcee

‘Buy your own wine,’ court tells divorcee

A Munich district court told a newly divorced woman has no right to the valuable wine collection her husband built up during their marriage, since she never participated in picking out the bottles, it was reported on Tuesday.

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Old East German prefabricated apartment blocks, with their drab concrete exterior and low ceilings might not seem a classic investment choice, but foreign investors have been clamouring to buy them, new figures show.

Berlin airport delayed until October 2013

Berlin airport delayed until October 2013

Berlin's new main airport, already dogged by embarrassing delays, will not open until October next year, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The news is a further blow to government officials and airport officials.

More than 1,000 pharma jobs to go at Merck

More than 1,000 pharma jobs to go at Merck

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA announced plans to slash one in ten jobs in Germany over the next three years in an effort to save costs.

Israel: selling subs to Egypt endangers us

Israel: selling subs to Egypt endangers us

Israeli defence experts have appealed against German plans to sell two modern submarines to Egypt, saying it would upset the balance of power in the Middle East.

Free artists evicted from Berlin city centre icon

Free artists evicted from Berlin city centre icon

Artists at the iconic Berlin squatted cultural centre Tacheles were evicted on Tuesday by the bank which owns the building. After years of legal battles, the artists left without a fight, saying they were sad and angry.

Kohl has heart surgery to tackle health problems

Kohl has heart surgery to tackle health problems

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has had heart surgery to fit a new valve and a pacemaker, it was confirmed this week.

Murderer found on cruise 13 years after escape

Murderer found on cruise 13 years after escape

A convicted murderer who had been on the run for 13 years was arrested on a luxury cruise ship in northern Germany – after he assumed he was untouchable because the boat was flying under a Panamanian flag.

Lufthansa strikes hit Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich

Lufthansa strikes hit Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich

Lufthansa cabin staff went on strike in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin on Tuesday. 350 flights were cancelled, affecting more than 43,000 passengers-- significantly more than the 26,000 impacted by Friday's strike, which was limited to Frankfurt.

Women managers still rare and earning less

Women managers still rare and earning less

The number of women managers has risen over the past decade in Germany - but they are still earning significantly less than their male counterparts, a new study shows.