Germany's democracy is in danger, says President

Outgoing President Joachim Gauck warned in a talk on Wednesday that his country's democracy is at risk amid major international shifts, including Donald Trump becoming US President on Friday.


'Each child counts': the importance of all-day school

All-day schooling is not a given in Germany. Except at Phorms. Find out how they go the extra mile to provide revolutionary education and support for their students.



Despite quotas, Germany's boardrooms still 'male-dominated'

The boardrooms of Germany's top companies remain male-dominated despite a so-called "women's quota" imposed last year, a new report finds.


How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don't let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.


The first fully vegan supermarket chain just went bankrupt

The first entirely vegan supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of demand, according to reports on Monday.


5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.


7 reasons to be happy you live in Germany

For many around the world, this January 16th is known as Blue Monday - the saddest day of the year. But here are seven things about Germany that are bound to cheer you up on this miserable day.


Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Think you've just spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site? Be sure to read this before you bid.


Victims could sue over failures in Berlin attack

Victims of the Berlin Christmas terror attack could be entitled to compensation in the "three-digit millions", a lawyer who is representing some of the injured has said.

10 unusual things you'll notice when you first arrive in Munich

If you visit Munich from a bigger city, you can't help falling in love with its old-school Bavarian charm. But have you ever forked out almost €5 for a dry panino?

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn't something to be taken lightly. There's plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?


Cologne police now say fewer North Africans ID'd on New Year's Eve

Cologne police set off a storm of controversy when they tweeted that hundreds of "Nafris" - North Africans - were stopped during New Year's Eve celebrations. But a new report paints a different picture.

IN PICTURES: See all the glitz and glam of Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall

Hamburg late on Wednesday opened a spectacular concert house to the strains of Beethoven and Wagner that has been touted as a new global attraction, albeit after a cost explosion.

Three seriously injured in bus crash at Frankfurt airport

A bus carrying dozens of Lufthansa passengers collided with another vehicle at Frankfurt airport on Friday, seriously injuring at least three people.


Breivik's lawyer says isolation is harming the extremist's mental health

The mass murderer's "mental vulnerability" is a central issue in the appeals case over his prison conditions.



Why there's never been a better time to find a job in Berlin

The German capital has long been known for its stagnant job market. But that's changing in Berlin and the whole of former East Germany, new figures show.


Berlin outraged at Christmas 'ban' at German school in Istanbul

Berlin voiced outrage Sunday over an alleged decision by a German-backed international school in Istanbul to scrap Christmas festivities, although the claim was swiftly denied in Turkey.