German dairy farmers ask for EU aid

German dairy farmers ask for EU aid

German farmers have asked for European Union aid in the face of rising production costs at the German Farming Day - an agricultural gathering - in Berlin on Monday.

Press Review: Germany comes up short again

Press Review: Germany comes up short again

Germany might have lost the Euro 2008 final, but German commentators in The Local’s press roundup largely agreed on Monday that German fans, coach Jogi Löw and his team had no reason to hang their heads.

Germany to store carbon dioxide underground

Germany to store carbon dioxide underground

Germany was due to inaugurate Europe's first underground carbon dioxide storage site on Monday, the country's national geoscience institute said.

Germany’s Adidas wins at Euro 2008

Germany’s Adidas wins at Euro 2008

German sportswear giant Adidas did better than the national team at the Euro 2008 football championships, sponsoring both runner-up Germany and the new champion, Spain.

German blood brother ritual ends at hospital

German blood brother ritual ends at hospital

In a blood brother ritual likely inspired by German Wild West pulp writer Karl May, two German men have landed themselves in the hospital, according to police reports on Monday.

Heroes’ welcome for Germany’s almost-champions

Heroes’ welcome for Germany’s almost-champions

Germany's luckless football team arrived back home on Monday for a heroes' welcome parade in central Berlin despite losing 1-0 to Spain in the final of Euro 2008.

Berlin to enforce smoking ban halfheartedly

Berlin to enforce smoking ban halfheartedly

Berlin is supposed to begin fining restaurant and bar patrons for smoking on July 1, but the city hasn't managed to mobilize adequate personnel for the task.

The fox nose

The fox nose

Berlin's mayor calls the German capital "poor but sexy." Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, might argue "poor but foxy" would be more apt.

Three killed on Saxony autobahn

Three killed on Saxony autobahn

Three people were killed and ten injured early on Monday morning when a minibus lost control on the A72 motorway in the German state of Saxony, police reported.

Spain rains on Germany’s football party

Spain rains on Germany’s football party

Germany's three-week Euro 2008 party ended with a whimper on Sunday as throngs of colourful supporters headed home forlornly after defeat to Spain. But some were looking ahead to the 2010 World Cup.

German hiker falls to his death on Zugspitze

German hiker falls to his death on Zugspitze

A 57-year-old hiker from Munich fell 120 metres to his death on Germany’s highest peak, the Zugspitze, police said on Sunday.

placeholder image

Hamm bar brawl ends in stabbing

Most of Germany reported that disappointed Euro 2008 fans went home peacefully on Sunday night after their team’s defeat, but there was violence in Hamm, where several people were injured in a knifing incident.

Severe weather causes damage near Bodensee

Severe weather causes damage near Bodensee

An intense storm caused severe damage in Germany’s Bodensee area on Sunday evening.