Nearly a third of vertebrate species at risk

Nearly a third of vertebrate species at risk

Nearly a third of vertebrate animal species in Germany are threatened with extinction, while seven percent have already died out, new figures show.

Bundesbank chief stands up to finance minister

Bundesbank chief stands up to finance minister

German central bank chief Jens Weidmann defended his criticism of the European Central Bank's latest anti-crisis strategy after a tongue-lashing from Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

Beware of poisoned Czech liquor: ministry

Beware of poisoned Czech liquor: ministry

German authorities are warning drinkers of the risk of poisoned liquor from the Czech Republic after at least 20 people died there from high-proof alcohol poisoned with methanol.

Germany and Poland: EU needs more democracy

Germany and Poland: EU needs more democracy

EU heavyweight Germany and rising power Poland backed the idea of the 27-nation bloc's leaders being elected by its citizens, amid concerns about a democratic shortfall and euro-scepticism fuelled by the debt crisis.

Boozy dieters shed kilos the ‘Schrothkur’ way

Boozy dieters shed kilos the ‘Schrothkur’ way

How do you convince thousands of middle-aged, ‘robust’ Germans to give up bratwurst and bread and agree to being wrapped in freezing towels every day at 4 am? The answer is alcohol, Jenny Hoff discovered.

Army lures Bravo readers with ‘free’ trips

Army lures Bravo readers with ‘free’ trips

The German army is raising eyebrows with a controversial recruitment strategy that some claim makes military service look like a vacation.

WWII bomb blast damages two houses

WWII bomb blast damages two houses

An American World War II bomb left a huge crater in a pedestrian zone and two houses seriously damaged – but no-one injured – after experts conducted a controlled explosion on Monday night in western Germany.

One in ten graduating in Germany is foreign

One in ten graduating in Germany is foreign

One in ten students graduating in Germany is a foreigner, latest figures show – a trebling of numbers since 2000, with the most popular place to learn being Berlin.

Germany’s rich get richer despite crisis

Germany’s rich get richer despite crisis

The financial crisis can't touch them - Germany's richest just keep getting richer. Top earners' salaries are up, but the bottom 40 percent of full-time employees are earning less after wages were adjusted for inflation.

Internet Explorer security problems – warning

Internet Explorer security problems – warning

The government has warned against using newer Internet Explorer browser due to serious security problems which it expects to be targeted by hackers.