New Porsche museum slow and over budget

New Porsche museum slow and over budget

The opening of a new museum for German luxury carmaker Porsche in Stuttgart will be delayed and it will cost more than planned.

Crime rises after end of eastern German border controls

Crime rises after end of eastern German border controls

A hundred days after the European Union ended border checks along Germany's eastern borders, residents on both sides are complaining of increased crime, according to Berlin daily Der Tagespiegel.

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WestLB posts loss of €1.6 billion on subprime mess

The German regional state bank WestLB posted on Wednesday a 2007 net loss of €1.6 billion ($2.5 billion) as a result of the US subprime lending crisis and stock trading losses.

Berlin’s Canadian conundrum on the Hindu Kush

Berlin’s Canadian conundrum on the Hindu Kush

The contentious eastward expansion of NATO isn’t the only issue clouding the transatlantic alliance’s summit in Romania this week. The Local’s Marc Young explores German reluctance to join the fighting in southern Afghanistan and the implications for Berlin’s foreign policy.

German news magazine Spiegel banned in Egypt

German news magazine Spiegel banned in Egypt

Egypt has ordered the seizure of a special edition of the German news magazine Der Spiegel after it was deemed to be insulting to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Berlin paper backs Stasi investigation of staff

Berlin paper backs Stasi investigation of staff

After two top journalists at the Berliner Zeitung admitted they were former East German secret police (Stasi) informants earlier this week, the daily newspaper announced on Wednesday that the overwhelming majority of editorial staff voted to access their official records at the government's archive.

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Lawyer of suspected child killer criticizes Swedish police

The lawyer of a German woman being held in connection with the brutal murder of two children in Arboga in central Sweden has directed sharp criticism at the Swedish police.

Steinmeier warns NATO against antagonzing Russia

Steinmeier warns NATO against antagonzing Russia

The West should avoid antagonizing Russia further, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday as ministers gathered in Romania to debate the eastward expansion of NATO.

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Berlin squabbles over East German POW compensation

The German government has yet to determine their spending for the compensation of former East German war prisoners.

German alcoholics not recieving proper treatment

German alcoholics not recieving proper treatment

Of the some 2 million alcoholics in Germany, only every tenth person receives appropriate rehabilitation treatment, according to Claudia Spies from Berlin’s University Clinic Charité.

Barca teen Krkic breaks Schalke hearts

Barca teen Krkic breaks Schalke hearts

Barcelona’s teenage striker Bojan Krkic gave his side the initiative in their Champions League quarter-final after the Spaniards left Germany with a 1-0 win over Schalke 04 on Tuesday night.