US soldier sentenced to prison in Germany

US soldier sentenced to prison in Germany

A US soldier stationed in Germany was sentenced to eight months in prison Thursday for his role in the killings of four blindfolded Iraqi detainees last year, an army spokeswoman said.  

Germany ranks number one as country ‘brand’

Germany ranks number one as country ‘brand’

Germany hasn't always had a positive global image, but a new report says now the country ranks first in the world as a “brand.”

IG Metall begins key wage negotiations

IG Metall begins key wage negotiations

Germany's biggest industrial trade union IG Metall started wage talks with employers Thursday seeking an eight-percent pay hike for 3.6 million workers in the metalworking and electronics industries.

Partying like it’s 1989

Partying like it’s 1989

In the latest dispatch of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy considers the meaning of the German Unity Day holiday on Friday.

Customs officers bust gold smuggling ring

Customs officers bust gold smuggling ring

German and British customs officers on Thursday said they have uncovered a band of gold smugglers dodging the tax authorities by trafficking the precious metal through the Frankfurt airport.

Struck slams Deutsche Bank CEO over bank bailout suggestion

Struck slams Deutsche Bank CEO over bank bailout suggestion

Peter Struck, the head of the Social Democratic Party’s parliamentary group, on Thursday slammed Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann for demanding Germany set up a government bailout plan for troubled banks.

What’s on in Germany: October 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: October 2 – 8

Melamine-tainted candy found in Germany

Melamine-tainted candy found in Germany

In the midst of the ongoing milk powder scandal in China, the first melamine contaminated food products have been discovered across Germany for the first time.

Historians lower death toll in Dresden bombing

Historians lower death toll in Dresden bombing

Far fewer people than previously thought may have died in the infamous Allied firebombing of Dresden at the close of World War II, according to a new assessment by historians.

Aging Nazi sentenced for attempted toy gun heist

Aging Nazi sentenced for attempted toy gun heist

A regional court in Bochum has sentenced a 91-year-old Nazi war criminal for trying to rob a pharmacy with a toy pistol.

Berlin irked over French talk of EU bailout fund

Berlin irked over French talk of EU bailout fund

Signs of discord between France and Germany emerged on Thursday ahead of a proposed meeting on the financial crisis by the leaders of Europe's four biggest economies in Paris at the weekend.