Dad, 88, fined for hitting son, 65, with broom

Dad, 88, fined for hitting son, 65, with broom

An 88-year-old pensioner has accepted a fine of €2,000 for hitting his son - also a pensioner - with a broom. The judge told the pair, "I'd be ashamed of coming to court with this nonsense."

Preparing students for a globalized world

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Preparing students for a globalized world


Schoolchildren in Germany have the chance to be exposed to an international learning environment in a local setting. Phorms offers bilingual teaching in German and English with an emphasis on educational excellence that embraces cultural diversity within the classroom.

Germans less than ecstatic on EU and euro

Germans less than ecstatic on EU and euro

Nearly two thirds of Germans think they would be better off if they had not swapped the deutschmark for the euro while about half say they would be doing better without the European Union.

VW call in ‘Mr Truck’ to overtake Daimler

VW call in ‘Mr Truck’ to overtake Daimler

German automaker Volkswagen aims to replace rival Daimler as the world's leading truck manufacturer. Three Swedes - one of whom is nicknamed "Mr Truck" - have been tasked with making VW the king of the road giants.

Teen drinking down – but still high

Teen drinking down – but still high

The number of teenagers regularly drinking themselves into a stupor is dropping, according to new figures, although around 700,000 say they get smashed once a month.

Merkel: austerity not my idea, not my fault

Merkel: austerity not my idea, not my fault

Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her role in the eurozone crisis Monday against angry citizens of debt-mired nations, saying her tough austerity course was the only way to win back trust.

Centre-left opposes ban on anti-Islam film

Centre-left opposes ban on anti-Islam film

The German government is intent on stopping a far-right group from screening the anti-Muslim film that has sparked riots around the world. Opposition politicians have come out against a ban, but police say they can't stop a screening.

One-legged Boris Becker endangers traffic

One-legged Boris Becker endangers traffic

Boris Becker nearly caused an accident in northern Germany last week after a cardboard cut-out of the former tennis starm with a leg missing, was left standing in a road in the middle of the night, causing cars to swerve to avoid him.

Berlin police ‘lied’ over neo-Nazi terror info

Berlin police ‘lied’ over neo-Nazi terror info

The committee investigating how authorities failed to stop a neo-Nazi terror gang allegedly killing ten people while several people who had information about them were paid informants, have called the Berlin police liars.

Sunday league footballer shot in Berlin

Sunday league footballer shot in Berlin

A quiet Sunday afternoon football match descended into panic in the German capital, after a mystery gunman began shooting at the players. One man was hit in the leg.

Pumpkin paddlers punt for vegetable victory

Pumpkin paddlers punt for vegetable victory

Possibly the world’s most eco-friendly boat race took place in southern Germany on Sunday, with the participants paddling giant pumpkins – and dining on the scooped out insides of their vessels afterwards.