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- Immigrants 'more skilled' than many Germans Nearly half of all immigrants arriving in Germany are more highly skilled than their host country's residents, a study released on Friday revealed.
- German consumers keep recession at bay Buoyant consumer confidence and increased household spending is keeping Germany, Europe's biggest economy, from recession, despite sagging exports and falling investment, data showed on Friday.
- Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed A leading German Catholic cardinal says the government should encourage women to stay at home and breed - rather than bring immigrants into the country to solve its demographic problems.
- Hollande praises tough German reforms French President Francois Hollande, attending the 150th anniversary celebrations of Germany's Social Democratic Party on Thursday, praised the unpopular welfare and labour reforms by former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.
- Keep your socks on - autumn is in the air Much of Germany is heading for an autumnal weekend, with chilly temperatures an at times significant rainfall - just as May draws to an end and socks should be heading for the back of the drawer. Some areas will even see snow and frost.
- Brewers: 'No fracking with our German beer' A group of brewers has raised alarm that so-called 'fracking' for natural gas could jeopardize the legendary purity of German beer by contaminating the country's water supplies.
- Ten German body parts The German language has some rather colourful terms for describing parts of the human body. Turn to The Local List this week for a few anatomical alternatives.
- Hipster Berlin dogs get meaty frozen yoghurt Healthy dogs have wet noses, but cold and creamy canine noses may be a sign that they've been treated to a doggy frozen yoghurt made in Berlin. Rather than chocolate or pistachio, flavours include salmon and beef.
- Germany tops world popularity poll Germany is the most popular country in the world, according to a poll released on Tuesday asking people to rate the positive and negative influence of 16 major nations.
- Dortmund's Götze ruled out of Wembley final A hamstring injury has ruled Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfield star Mario Götze out of Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley against Bayern Munich - the club he will join next month after activating a release clause in his contract.
- Social Democrats launch left-wing global network Germany's Social Democrats marked their 150 anniversary by opening a new chapter in global centre-left politics, founding an alliance of parties in an attempt to replace the ignored and discredited Socialist International.
- Tax evasion 'OK for Joe Normal' say Germans Although Germans express outrage when wealthy or famous people evade taxes, many of them do the same themselves, albeit on a smaller scale, a new survey shows.
- Grey seals return to German Baltic shores The small population of grey seals on the Baltic Sea has increased significantly, with hopes rising that they may start breeding soon, conservationists reported on Wednesday.
- Cop faces charges for punching woman German state prosecutors filed on Wednesday charges against a policeman who punched a woman in the face, breaking her nose and eye socket while she was at a Munich police station in January.
- Police raid suspected leftist extremists Police on Wednesday carried out raids across several German states at more than 20 properties, which they believe are connected to a network of leftist extremists responsible for carrying out attacks over more than a decade.
Geändert: 10.12.2010 19:40 Uhr