Lufthansa ticketed seven passengers on Spanair flight

Lufthansa ticketed seven passengers on Spanair flight

Lufthansa said seven people bought tickets through the German carrier for the Spanair flight that crashed on Wednesday at Madrid airport killing many of those on board.

German by choice

German by choice

In the latest dispatch of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy takes the German conservatives to task over their seemingly backward attitudes toward citizenship.

German CEO pay rose with profits last year

German CEO pay rose with profits last year

Managers at Germany's biggest companies saw record profits turn into fat pay raises last year, according to a study released this week by a German investors' association.

Catholic priest stripped of leadership for blessing gay union

Catholic priest stripped of leadership for blessing gay union

A Roman Catholic dean has been removed from his leadership position for blessing a gay marriage, the diocese of Limburg in central Germany announced on Wednesday.

Berlin calls Russian pullout ‘unsatisfactory’

Berlin calls Russian pullout ‘unsatisfactory’

Germany called on Russia on Wednesday to stick to its promise to withdraw its troops from Georgia by the weekend, calling troop movements so far "very unsatisfactory."

German fertility rate inches upward

German fertility rate inches upward

Germany's long-stagnant fertility rate last year was the highest its been since 2000, despite two previous years of decline, the German Statistical Office announced on Wednesday.

German conservatives slammed for ‘racial ideology’ on citizenship

German conservatives slammed for ‘racial ideology’ on citizenship

A leading parliamentarian for Germany’s Social Democratic Party has criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats for pursuing citizenship rules based on “racial ideology” instead of allowing dual nationality.

Germany to block sovereign wealth fund takeovers

Germany to block sovereign wealth fund takeovers

Berlin on Wednesday to block takeovers of German firms by petrodollar-rich investment vehicles known as sovereign wealth funds if they are deemed to jeopardize national security.

What’s on in Germany: August 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany: August 21 – 27

What's on in Germany: August 21 - 27

Gold medal strongman Steiner backs anti-doping fight

Gold medal strongman Steiner backs anti-doping fight

Amid a tale of personal tragedy and triumph, Germany’s adopted gold medallist strongman Matthias Steiner is backing the sport's efforts to rid itself of doping cheats.

Information on entire German population in circulation

Information on entire German population in circulation

The head of an independent state privacy protection centre believes the addresses of the entire German population, as well as a growing amount of illegal bank account information, are being used for marketing purposes.

Leipzig switches on Europe’s biggest gaming convention

Leipzig switches on Europe’s biggest gaming convention

Europe's biggest gaming convention in Leipzig will mark 30 years since "Space Invaders" this week with a homage to the video game classic, as well as 500 exhibitors showing how far the industry has come since then.

SV Lieth wins dirty locker room contest

SV Lieth wins dirty locker room contest

SV Lieth, a sporting club in the northern German town of Elmshorn, has won a filthy changing room competition sponsored by a cleaning product manufacturer.