Ballack kicks Germany to the next round

Ballack kicks Germany to the next round

Germany fought their way through to the quarterfinals of the Euro 2008 on Monday night after a laboured 1-0 victory over co-hosts Austria.

Top cop: don’t park fancy ride in Kreuzberg

Top cop: don’t park fancy ride in Kreuzberg

Berlin police chief Dieter Glietsch has sparked a storm of criticism by warning the owners of fancy cars not to park overnight in the city's Kreuzberg district after a rash of auto arson.

So you want to become a German citizen?

So you want to become a German citizen?

What is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia? Why was Willy Brandt kneeling before a memorial in Poland in 1970? You'd better know the answers if you want to become a German citizen, writes AFP's Arnaud Bouvier.

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Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 sells unit to Sweden’s TV4

German media group ProSiebenSat1 is to sell Scandinavian pay TV unit C More to the Swedish company TV4, ProSieben said Monday.

Winning at the art of losing

Winning at the art of losing

The Local is proud to publish My Dear Krauts, a regular column dissecting German society by Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times.

Dublin rejects Steinmeier’s plan to leave Ireland behind

Dublin rejects Steinmeier’s plan to leave Ireland behind

The Irish government has rejected German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s suggestion that the EU continue its integration process without Ireland after voters failed to approve the Lisbon Treaty on Friday.

Berlin students protest repeat exam after cheating scandal

Berlin students protest repeat exam after cheating scandal

Despite a large protest staged by students on Monday, the Berlin school administration is standing by its decision to force 28,000 students to retake their mathematics final after a massive cheating scandal was uncovered.

Pressure on Germans to avoid another ‘Cordoba’

Pressure on Germans to avoid another ‘Cordoba’

Germany must avoid defeat against Austria on Monday night to make it to the next round of the Euro 2008, but the tournament's Alpine co-hosts are hoping repeat a cherished World Cup upset thirty years ago in Cordoba.

German insurer reports spike in youth ‘coma boozing’ cases

German insurer reports spike in youth ‘coma boozing’ cases

Heavy drinking known as “coma boozing” among youth in Germany is becoming more of a problem for public health care insurers, the regional daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Monday.

Three killed in Regensburg plane crash

Three killed in Regensburg plane crash

A plane crash in near Regensburg in the German state of Bavaria left three dead on Sunday afternoon.

Turkish-Germans celebrate Turkey’s quarterfinals entry

Turkish-Germans celebrate Turkey’s quarterfinals entry

Thousands of Turkish football fans across Germany celebrated their team’s entry into the Euro 2008 quarterfinals after a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Sunday evening.

German transporters foresee 10 percent price hike

German transporters foresee 10 percent price hike

The head of the German association of hauliers warned in an interview to run Monday that they would have to raise their fees by 10 percent over the next six months to cope with rising fuel prices.