Interior Ministry warns terror camp trainees returning to Germany

Interior Ministry warns terror camp trainees returning to Germany

Up to 140 people from Germany have attended terrorist training camps and 60 have returned to the country, government officials told Berliner Morgenpost this week.

Recession tightens its grip on labour market

Recession tightens its grip on labour market

German unemployment rose this month as the country was gripped by its worst recession in six decades – and analysts say worse is to come despite an uptick in consumer confidence.

Opel workers protest GM cutback plans

Opel workers protest GM cutback plans

Several thousand Opel auto workers took to the streets on Thursday as part of Europe-wide protests against cutbacks by US carmaker General Motors.

Dresdner drags down Allianz results

Dresdner drags down Allianz results

The German insurance giant Allianz on Thursday posted a worse-than-expected 2008 loss owing in large part to a huge charge in connection with the sale of its Dresdner Bank subsidiary.

Chemicals giant BASF warns of dire 2009

Chemicals giant BASF warns of dire 2009

The world's biggest chemicals company, BASF, saw business slide in the last quarter of 2008 due to the global economic slump and warned Thursday 2009 could be be equally grim.

Introducing…Heidi Klum

Introducing…Heidi Klum

Introducing…is The Local's guide to the fabulous world of German celebrity. Know all there is about Germany’s top model Heidi Klum? We shine the spotlight on a Rhineland beauty who’s become a one-woman glamour franchise.

Thousands of Germans addicted to nose spray

Thousands of Germans addicted to nose spray

Thousands of Germans are addicted to popular over-the-counter nasal sprays, and have trouble getting off the non-prescription drugs that cause a vicious cycle of chronic sinus symptoms, Der Spiegel reported this week.

Illiterate Turkish man denied German citizenship

Illiterate Turkish man denied German citizenship

A Turkish immigrant who has lived in Germany for some 20 years will be denied citizenship in Germany because he is illiterate, according to a Baden-Württemberg court ruling released on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: February 26 – March 4

What’s on in Germany: February 26 – March 4

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

Bundestag Vice President Wolfgang Thierse called a Berlin court ruling that a cashier was rightfully fired after allegedly taking €1.30 in bottle deposits “barbaric,” daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Junk car premium boosts consumers

Junk car premium boosts consumers

German consumer confidence improved in February thanks to stable prices and the Abwrackprämie – a €2,500-premium for junking an old cars to buy a new one, market research institute GfK reported on Thursday.

Auto parts family Schaeffler worked with Nazis

Auto parts family Schaeffler worked with Nazis

The German industrialist family Schaeffler, creator of the eponymous auto parts group, collaborated with the World War II Nazi regime in Poland, according to a report in Cicero magazine.