German Media Roundup: McCain overshadowed by power Palin

German Media Roundup: McCain overshadowed by power Palin

US presidential candidate John McCain’s has accepted the Republican nomination, but many of Germany‘s newspapers in The Local’s media roundup remain focused on his surprise pick for vice president, Sarah Palin.

Munich ranked Germany’s most-successful city

Munich ranked Germany’s most-successful city

For the fifth year in a row, Munich is Germany's most economically successful city, according to a new study published in weekly business magazine Wirtschafts Woche on Friday.

Daimler and RWE planning electric car network for Berlin

Daimler and RWE planning electric car network for Berlin

German automaker Daimler and RWE, one of the country's largest energy providers, announced on Friday a pilot project to create a fleet of electric cars and charging stations across Berlin.

German industrial output plunges

German industrial output plunges

German industrial output in July slumped 1.8 percent from June, more than three times the downturn analysts had expected, underscoring the chance that Europe's biggest economy could be in recession, official figures showed Friday.

Indian summer to arrive after wet weekend

Indian summer to arrive after wet weekend

Germany's weather will continue to be a dreary preview of winter until next week, when meteorologists predict a sunny, warm, but brief reprieve will give Germans a reason to live for at least a few more days.

Steinmeier calls for probe into Georgia conflict

Steinmeier calls for probe into Georgia conflict

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for an independent investigation of what led to the conflict between Russia and Georgia, according to an interview published Friday.

Study finds poor need just €132 per month to survive

Study finds poor need just €132 per month to survive

German Hartz-IV welfare benefits are too high, according to a controversial new study released this week. People supposedly only need €132 ($191) per month to ensure survival – and that means no smoking, drinking, or fun.

Özdemir poised to be first Turkish German to lead a major party

Özdemir poised to be first Turkish German to lead a major party

A European Parliament deputy looks set to become the first politician of Turkish origin to head a major German political party.

Isotope shortage could impact cancer therapy in Germany

Isotope shortage could impact cancer therapy in Germany

A shortage of special radioactive isotopes in Europe could threaten to halt critical cancer therapy for patients at German hospitals.

Hope of finding missing German sailor fades

Hope of finding missing German sailor fades

The search for a German sailor lost at sea continued on Friday, but hopes of finding the 18-year-old woman alive were fading.

Hamburg offers fans team graveyard plots

Hamburg offers fans team graveyard plots

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once famously declared football isn't a matter of life and death - it is far more important than that.