Michelle Pfeiffer lauds younger screen lovers at Berlinale

Michelle Pfeiffer lauds younger screen lovers at Berlinale

Michelle Pfeiffer said she has fewer role choices now that she is 50 but the upside is that her on-screen lovers keep getting younger, as she unveiled her new Stephen Frears drama "Cheri" Tuesday at the Berlin Film Festival.

Man in court for shoe attack on China’s Wen

Man in court for shoe attack on China’s Wen

A German student accused of hurling a shoe at Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at an elite English university pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a public order offence.

I don’t want my MTV

I don’t want my MTV

In the latest dispatch of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy laments missed opportunities in Teutonic broadcasting on the 25th anniversary of private TV.

German student missing after secret police arrest in Cairo

German student missing after secret police arrest in Cairo

A German-Egyptian blogger and student engaged in pro-Palestinian political activity is missing after being arrested by Egyptian police in Cairo, a spokesperson from the Foreign Ministry confirmed late on Monday.

Germany most popular country for Americans to do business

Germany most popular country for Americans to do business

US firms have ranked Germany as the top place in Europe to do business, according to a study published Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group.

Berlinale ticket sellers assaulted and robbed

Berlinale ticket sellers assaulted and robbed

Two box office workers selling tickets for the Berlin International Film festival were attacked and robbed on Monday evening.

Berlin defends EU treaty amid court showdown

Berlin defends EU treaty amid court showdown

German ministers clashed Tuesday with opponents of the EU's proposed Lisbon Treaty in a two-day court battle that could potentially see the landmark reforms stopped in their tracks.

‘Porno techno’ artist forms duo to take Germany to Eurovision

‘Porno techno’ artist forms duo to take Germany to Eurovision

A German producer and musician dubbed by the media as a “party chav” making “porno techno” has teamed up with an American Broadway performer to form Germany’s contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest this May in Moscow.

Machinery sector to shed 25,000 jobs

Machinery sector to shed 25,000 jobs

With industrial orders in a freefall, Germany's key machinery engineering sector could shed 25,000 jobs this year, the VDMA trade association warned on Tuesday.

Stormy winter weather causes traffic chaos across Germany

Stormy winter weather causes traffic chaos across Germany

A cold snap brought snow and traffic problems to parts of Germany on Tuesday, and even more snow is on the way, according to weather service Meteomedia.

Drunk switches dead passenger to driver side

Drunk switches dead passenger to driver side

An intoxicated driver has been arrested for putting his dead passenger in the driver seat after driving too fast and killing him in an accident, daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported on Tuesday.

Germany warms up for first friendly of the year with Norway

Germany warms up for first friendly of the year with Norway

After his public spat with coach Joachim Löw last October, Germany captain Michael Ballack will win his 90th cap in Wednesday's friendly against Norway with the issue forgiven - but clearly not forgotten.