Gerolsteiner scraps cycling team amid doping scandals

Gerolsteiner scraps cycling team amid doping scandals

German cycling team Gerolsteiner have withdrawn from all racing with immediate effect after the failed drugs test of Austrian rider Bernhard Kohl.

German Media Roundup: Berlin’s bank rescue bonanza

German Media Roundup: Berlin’s bank rescue bonanza

Germany has coughed up €480 billion for a bank rescue package that is grudgingly accepted as a lesser evil than impending global financial chaos by newspaper editorials in The Local’s media roundup.

Indian minister’s son suspected of raping German girl in Goa

Indian minister’s son suspected of raping German girl in Goa

Police in the Indian resort state of Goa are hunting the son of the local education minister on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old German girl and sending her lewd text messages, they said Tuesday.

Socialists nominate TV cop Sodann for German presidency

Socialists nominate TV cop Sodann for German presidency

Germany’s hard-line socialist Left party on Tuesday named Peter Sodann, a former star of television police drama Tatort, as their candidate for the May 2009 presidential election.

German women don’t want to cook your dinner

German women don’t want to cook your dinner

Perhaps it should come as no surprise in a country where politicians debate implementing a "stove premium" for women staying home to raise the kids, but German women are apparently tired of men asking them what’s for dinner.

German economy ‘on the brink of recession’

German economy ‘on the brink of recession’

Germany’s economy is teetering “on the brink of recession,” according to the autumn forecast of the country’s leading economic institutes published on Tuesday.

Daimler slashes 3,500 jobs in North America

Daimler slashes 3,500 jobs in North America

The German auto and truck maker Daimler said on Tuesday it would cut 3,500 jobs in the United States and Canada in the face of slumping demand.

Schürrer gets life sentence for murdering Swedish kids

Schürrer gets life sentence for murdering Swedish kids

Christine Schürrer, the German woman found guilty of murdering two children in Arboga, Sweden has been sentenced to life in prison.

Drunk truck driver stops at police station for directions

Drunk truck driver stops at police station for directions

An intoxicated truck driver stopped by a Kaltenkirchen police station to ask for directions after he lost his way, but left the station without his driver’s license, police in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein reported on Tuesday.

Franco used Nazi Enigma machines in Spanish civil war

Franco used Nazi Enigma machines in Spanish civil war

General Francisco Franco's Nationalist forces reportedly used Enigma machines, the device Germany's Nazis used to encrypt top-secret messages during World War II, in their battle against Republicans during Spain's civil war.

Man and dog fall from Berlin autobahn bridge

Man and dog fall from Berlin autobahn bridge

Berlin police are searching for witnesses after a man and his dog fell from a Charlottenburg district bridge on Monday, daily Die Welt reported on Tuesday.

Famed Frankfurt book fair feels financial crisis

Famed Frankfurt book fair feels financial crisis

The world’s largest book fair will open Tuesday evening in Germany under the cloud of a world financial meltdown that its celebrity invitation list of writers and politicians cannot dispel.