Getting by in Germany during the global meltdown

Getting by in Germany during the global meltdown

Worried about the global economic meltdown? Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, has come up with a simple A to Z survival guide for the hard times in Germany.

Danish court rules neo-Nazis should be extradited to Germany

Danish court rules neo-Nazis should be extradited to Germany

Two men accused of distributing neo-Nazi music and inciting racial hatred should be extradited to Germany, a Danish court ruled on Thursday.

Baby hatches have not reduced infant killings

Baby hatches have not reduced infant killings

The number of infanticide cases has not been reduced since the 2000 introduction of the “baby hatch,” where parents can safely and legally surrender their infants to state care, experts said on Thursday.

German public funds placed €100 million with Lehman Brothers

German public funds placed €100 million with Lehman Brothers

Germany's public pension and insurance funds placed some €100 million in failed US investment bank Lehman Brothers, the government said on Thursday.

Frings takes Ballack’s side in tiff with Löw

Frings takes Ballack’s side in tiff with Löw

Germany midfielder Torsten Frings on Thursday backed die Mannschaft captain Michael Ballack in his war of words with coach Joachim Löw and has again criticized the national team’s trainer.

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Daimler issues 2008 profit warning

The financial crisis and weakening global economies are hitting German car maker Daimler, which warned of weaker 2008 profits for a second time on Thursday amid "a high degree of uncertainty" over the outlook.

US Army redeploying troops to Germany

US Army redeploying troops to Germany

The US Army is moving soldiers from its base in Vicenza, Italy to bases in Germany as part of an ongoing restructuring initiative set to finish in 2013, spokesman Richard Spiegel told The Local on Thursday.

Wild boars cause surge in traffic accidents

Wild boars cause surge in traffic accidents

Growing hordes of wild boars are causing a dramatic surge in traffic accidents, according to German Hunting Association (DJV).

Family cats warn father of house fire

Family cats warn father of house fire

Family house cats warned a German man of danger late on Wednesday night just before his house erupted in flames, police in the German state of North Rhine-Wesphalia told The Local on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: October 23 – 29

What’s on in Germany: October 23 – 29

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Cologne man trapped in old clothes container

Cologne man trapped in old clothes container

A 20-year-old man from Cologne was forced to spend an entire night in a metal container for old clothing donations after trying to steal what was inside.

Ex defence ministers: Germany is at war

Ex defence ministers: Germany is at war

A day after the remains of two German soldiers were repatriated from Afghanistan, three former defence ministers said Germany was involved in a war there - not simply a peacekeeping mission.

Football legend Trautmann to be honoured before England match

Football legend Trautmann to be honoured before England match

Legendary German goalkeeper and World War II veteran Bert Trautmann, who celebrated his 85th birthday this week, will be a special guest of honour at next month's friendly against England in Berlin.