German Media Roundup: A new dawn in America

German Media Roundup: A new dawn in America

German newspaper editorials in The Local’s media roundup are heralding Barack Obama’s convincing election victory as a historic event with global implications.

Man arrested with 300 kilos of chewing drug Khat

Man arrested with 300 kilos of chewing drug Khat

Authorities have busted a man driving a refrigerated truck with some 300 kilogrammes of the Middle Eastern drug Khat near the German-Danish border, police reported on Wednesday.

Berlin sees ‘completely new’ US foreign policy

Berlin sees ‘completely new’ US foreign policy

Foreign policy experts on Wednesday expected US president-elect Barack Obama to revitalize transatlantic ties after the troubled Bush administration years – but not everything will be to Berlin's liking.

Baby born on Munich train gets lifelong ticket

Baby born on Munich train gets lifelong ticket

A baby born in a Munich S-Bahn commuter train will receive a lifelong free ticket to ride the city’s public transportation system, the rail operator announced on Wednesday.

Merkel launches economic stimulus package

Merkel launches economic stimulus package

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday approved a stimulus package aimed at helping Europe's biggest economy and the world's top exporter avoid the worst effects of a sharp global slowdown.

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EU questions Commerzbank bailout

The European Commission raised doubts on Wednesday that a massive capital infusion for German bank Commerzbank was in line with the terms of a bank bailout package it approved last week.

Police probe deadly autobahn bus fire

Police probe deadly autobahn bus fire

German police said Wednesday they were struggling to identify 20 charred corpses from the burnt-out shell of a tour bus apparently set on fire by a passenger smoking in the toilet.

German leaders congratulate Obama

German leaders congratulate Obama

German leaders on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his historic election victory and said America could rely on Germany as the two countries tackled global challenges together.

Berliners back Obama amid US election fever

Berliners back Obama amid US election fever

US election fever gripped the German capital into the early hours of Wednesday, as Berliners overwhelmingly welcomed the election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.

Panathinaikos blitz Bremen’s Champion League hopes

Panathinaikos blitz Bremen’s Champion League hopes

Greek side Panathinaikos picked up their first Champions League win on Tuesday and left Werder Bremen's dreams of progressing in tatters after they suffered a 3-0 home defeat on Tuesday night.