Germany accused of 'deporting' its elderly: Rising numbers moved to Asia and Eastern Europe because of sky-high care costsCountry's elderly and sick being sent abroad due to rising care costsSituation described as 'inhumane deportation' and a huge 'alarm signal' Warning to Britain where pensioners are selling homes to pay for healthcare | UPDATED: 22:17 GMT, 27 December 2012 German pensioners are being sent to care homes in Eastern Europe and Asia in what has been described as an ‘inhumane deportation’. Rising numbers of the elderly and sick are moved overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Some private healthcare providers are even building homes overseas, while state insurers are also investigating whether they can care for their clients abroad
'A football was kicked out of our trenches and we played the Germans': Poignant letter recounting famous 1914 Christmas Day truce rediscovered nearly 100 years on A letter from Staff Sergeant Clement Baker describes the famous truceSgt Clement Barker sent the letter four days after Christmas 1914Letter details how German messenger brokered truce on Christmas Eve | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 23 December 2012 A previously-unseen letter which describes the legendary football match of the Christmas Day truce during the First World War has been discovered. The letter was sent by staff sergeant Clement Barker four days after Christmas 1914, when the British and German troops famously emerged from their trenches in peace
Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an 'extra burden' which have caused 'serious problems' for the country | UPDATED: 14:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Ulrich Kober said that Germany failed to grasp a culture of welcoming foreigners and overplayed its own attractiveness to immigrants Two in three Germans believe immigrants have caused 'serious' problems for the country's social services and schools. The poll – commissioned by the respected Bertelsmann Foundation think tank – shows two thirds of people say immigrants are an 'extra burden' on the country's social services system. Two thirds of people quizzed in the survey also believe that incomers are a source of conflict with 'native' Germans and cause problems
Still obsessed with Hitler and attracted by the lure of the far right: News magazine Der Spiegel's astonishing condemnation of Germany Best-selling magazine mourns the 'happy, cosmopolitan Germany of 2006''The scandal is that young Germans feel the need to be neo-Nazis' | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 14 December 2012 After decades of trying to shake off the shadow of Hitler, fears are growing that Germany is once more embracing the Fuehrer’s evil beliefs. The far Right continues to attract young recruits with its message of racism and arrogance. And now an alarm bell has been sounded by the country’s biggest news magazine.