Opel splits from GM

Opel splits from GM

Stricken German car-manufacturer Opel announced on Friday that it will part company with its US parent corporation General Motors.

Polish prime minister calls on Merkel to drop Steinbach

Polish prime minister calls on Merkel to drop Steinbach

Shortly before meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hamburg on Friday, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk made a strong statement warning her not to appoint controversial politician Erika Steinbach to the board of a German-Polish foundation focused on creating a memorial in Berlin.

Software turns phone into time machine

Software turns phone into time machine

The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Darmstadt has launched new software that can seamlessly blend a mobile phone photo of a landmark with pictures and background information from historical archives. The launch was staged at the CeBIT trade fair in Hannover on Thursday.

Study says ban on headscarves violates human rights

Study says ban on headscarves violates human rights

The German state ban on religious symbols and clothing for teachers discriminates against Muslim women who wear a headscarf, Human Rights Watch (HRW) told The Local on Friday.

German inflation up to one percent in February

German inflation up to one percent in February

German inflation ticked up slightly to 1.0 percent in February, preliminary data released on Friday by the national statistics office showed, but was expected to fall again soon.

Police call other police to aid injured woman

Police call other police to aid injured woman

Police called to an emergency in a Berlin bar arrived to find the call had come from another set of officers who considered the crime scene outside their jurisdiction, authorities reported on Friday.

Jewish council calls Williamson’s apology a ‘third-class regret’

Jewish council calls Williamson’s apology a ‘third-class regret’

Bishop Richard Williamson has apologized for his denial of the Holocaust, Catholic news agency Zenit reported late on Thursday, but Germany’s Central Council of Jews in Germany rejected the statement.

Avalanche buries senior in mountain hut for two days

Avalanche buries senior in mountain hut for two days

Rescue workers have freed an 84-year-old shepherd woman after she spent two days buried under an avalanche in her cabin on a mountainside in the Bavarian Alps, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.

Deutsche Telekom upbeat after meeting 2008 targets

Deutsche Telekom upbeat after meeting 2008 targets

Europe's biggest telecoms operator, Deutsche Telekom, said Friday it had achieved its 2008 targets and voiced confidence about this year's results as well.

Toni wants Bayern to play Bremen with passion

Toni wants Bayern to play Bremen with passion

Luca Toni insists Bayern Munich must use the same passion they showed in their Champions League hammering of Sporting Lisbon in midweek to get their Bundesliga campaign back on track in Bremen on Sunday.

Thousands of workers strike in four states

Thousands of workers strike in four states

Public workers in four of Germany’s states went on the latest in a series of warning strikes on Friday, hoping to put pressure on employers in an ongoing wage dispute.