Merkel calls for new global economic order

Merkel calls for new global economic order

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Friday for a global economic charter to enforce new standards when the world comes out of the financial crisis.

Vonn beats best friend Riesch

Vonn beats best friend Riesch

American starlet Lindsey Vonn on Friday showed her form in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ahead of the world championships by consolidating her World Cup rankings lead with success in the women's slalom.

Crisis forces Porsche to throttle production

Crisis forces Porsche to throttle production

German luxury carmaker Porsche on Friday said it would cut production amid crashing turnover due to the global financial crisis.

Steinbrück aims to crack lottery jackpot as German debt balloons

Steinbrück aims to crack lottery jackpot as German debt balloons

Desperate times call for desperate measures. As Germany looks set to rack up massive new debt this year, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has been spotted casting a hopeful eye at his lottery ticket.

Frigid weather headed to Germany from Russia

Frigid weather headed to Germany from Russia

High pressure system Friederike is blowing icy air toward northeast Europe from Russia, bringing temperatures as low as -13 degrees Celsius (8.5 degrees Fahrenheit) and a chance of snow to Germany this weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

World powers to meet in Berlin over Iran’s nuclear programme

World powers to meet in Berlin over Iran’s nuclear programme

Senior diplomats from six world powers will attempt to convince Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions next week at a meeting in Germany for their first meeting since US President Barack Obama took office, a German official said Friday.

Officials checking water near Asse nuke facility

Officials checking water near Asse nuke facility

Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has announced it began checking drinking water for radiation in Kissenbrück near the controversial nuclear waste facility Asse in Lower Saxony this week.

Berlin’s corset look: primping the prostitute way

Berlin’s corset look: primping the prostitute way

With Berlin Fashion Week currently in full swing, Sarah Giblin from Exberliner Magazine examines a style particular to the German capital’s prostitutes: the corset look.

Photo special: Berlin Fashion Week

Photo special: Berlin Fashion Week

Get the skinny on next season's hottest fashion collections from German labels like Hugo Boss, Joop! and Strenesse Blue with The Local's photo gallery special of Berlin Fashion Week.

Workers find €170,000 in bank safe sent to scrap yard

Workers find €170,000 in bank safe sent to scrap yard

Workers at a Brandenburg steel plant couldn’t believe their eyes when €170,000 in cash rained from a safe that a bank had sent to be scrapped, daily Henningsdorfer Generalanzeiger reported on Friday.

Virtual world crime increasing

Virtual world crime increasing

Crime in online virtual worlds is on the rise, according to the Baden-Württemberg state office of criminal investigation (LKA) on Friday.

Norway to raise toxic Nazi submarine wreck

Norway to raise toxic Nazi submarine wreck

Norway's government has said it plans to surface a Nazi submarine loaded with mercury that sank off its shores in 1945 that poses an environmental hazard.