Can Germany’s Obamania last?

Can Germany’s Obamania last?

Germany might be feverishly awaiting Barack Obama’s visit to Berlin on Thursday, but the US presidential candidate will have a tough time keeping the country’s affections if he’s elected this November, writes The Local’s Marc Young.

Germany denies it might host Euro 2012 football tournament

Germany denies it might host Euro 2012 football tournament

The German Football Association (DFB) has denied speculation that UEFA is making contingency plans for Germany to host the Euro 2012 if the political situation in Ukraine do not improve.

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German firms take a fresh look at Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and German bosses have a dinner date Tuesday following a visit this month by Economy Minister Michael Glos to Baghdad, signifying that German-Iraqi trade is back in business.

Ex-RAF terrorist ruled out as Buback murder suspect

Ex-RAF terrorist ruled out as Buback murder suspect

A new DNA test has shown that former Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorist Verena Becker was not an accomplice in the leftist drive-by murder of Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and two passengers on April 7, 1977.

Summer to return to damp Germany

Summer to return to damp Germany

Soggy and grey Germany will finally get a taste of summer again later this week, according to the Germany Weather Service.

Asylum records confirm Klaus Kinski’s madness

Asylum records confirm Klaus Kinski’s madness

A Berlin psychiatry clinic has released medical records for one of Germany's most recognizable film stars, Klaus Kinski, confirming suspicions that the notoriously temperamental star did indeed suffer from mental illness.

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Merkel cheers ‘historic’ Karadzic capture

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday welcomed the arrest of wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic as historic and a vindication for the victims of the Balkan wars.

Pilots go on strike at Lufthansa units

Pilots go on strike at Lufthansa units

The German pilot trade union Cockpit on Tuesday called for strikes at Eurowings and CityLine amid an ongoing wage dispute at the two Lufthansa units.

Voigt calls for end to debate over Obama’s Germany visit

Voigt calls for end to debate over Obama’s Germany visit

The debate over presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s visit to Germany should have an end, according to Karsten Voigt, government coordinator for German-American relations.

German climbers freed by Kurdish rebels arrive home

German climbers freed by Kurdish rebels arrive home

Three German mountaineers, held hostage by separatist Kurdish rebels in Turkey for almost two weeks, arrived home in Germany late on Monday.

Facebook asks US court to unplug German website StudiVZ

Facebook asks US court to unplug German website StudiVZ

Facebook is asking a US court to shut down German website StudiVZ on the grounds it is an illegal “knockoff” of the online social networking superstar.