Health Minister Jens Spahn has stressed there's an alternative to Germany's homegrown BioNTech-Pfizer jab. He had come under fire from medical groups for limiting supplies in order to use up the country's Moderna stock.
A Taliban spokesman has said Germans are welcome in Afghanistan and that the group hopes Berlin will open diplomatic ties. The militant Islamist group is aiming for international legitimacy — as well as substantial aid.
An annual study has again asked people what they fear the most. After almost two years of COVID pandemic, somewhat surprisingly, health issues do not top the list.
In less than 100 days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new parliament. The latest opinion polls show that the coronavirus pandemic is overshadowing all other concerns.
More and more people are losing hope in the German government’s inoculation campaign. But family doctors are ready to help, and the health minister has said the vaccination pace will pick up.
Hooray, the bad hair months have come to an end! Hairdressers and barbers, closed since December to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, are reopening.
12 Oct 2020
Some 4.4 million people in Germany were looking for a job or additional work in 2019, statistics show. That's less than 2018, but observers fear coronavirus pandemic-related job losses will see unemployment rise in 2020.
26 Apr 2020
Germans reliance on fast food and pre-cooked meals has left them with limited culinary skills when they need them most, a food industry group said. But Germans are flocking to supermarkets and rediscovering cookbooks.
30 Nov 2019
A new survey has found that Americans and Germans have notably different perspectives on their partnership. Germans feel less enthusiastic about the US — and crave more independence from Washington.
23 Nov 2019
Despite good recycling habits, Germans get through a quarter ton of packaging per person each year. A new law is supposed to boost industrial-scale recycling and reusable wrapping and containers.
10 Nov 2019
Germany's drug commissioner wants to ban tobacco ads in outdoor areas. A new report shows that while fewer Germans use cigarettes, vaping is becoming far more popular — especially among young people.