Germany and France brace for NATO protests

Germany and France brace for NATO protests

The French city of Strasbourg and neighbours Kehl and Baden Baden in Germany are bracing for turbulence as 25,000 police assemble to face huge protests during a NATO summit opening Friday.

Missing person’s bones found hanging in tree 29 years later

Missing person’s bones found hanging in tree 29 years later

Bavarian police said on Thursday they have likely identified the bones found hanging more than 30 feet up a tree as those of a man who left a suicide note almost three decades ago and hasn’t been seen since.

March car sales up by 40 percent after scrapping premium ‘frenzy’

March car sales up by 40 percent after scrapping premium ‘frenzy’

German auto sales shot up 40 percent in March compared with the same month in 2008 in what analysts on Thursday called a "shopping frenzy" that will lighten the recession in Europe's top economy.

K+S buys America’s Morton Salt for €1.266 billion

K+S buys America’s Morton Salt for €1.266 billion

Fertilizer producer K+S is now the world’s largest salt producer after buying America’s Morton Salt in a billion-euro sale, the company confirmed on Thursday.

Court rules in favor of man who sold Porsche for €5.50

Court rules in favor of man who sold Porsche for €5.50

A German court ruled on Thursday that a man who accidentally sold a Porsche 911 on eBay for €5.50 will not have to pay the buyer damages after refusing to deliver the sports car.

Munich museum opens IKEA ‘democratic design’ exhibition

Munich museum opens IKEA ‘democratic design’ exhibition

The International Design Museum in Munich launched a debut exhibition on Thursday dedicated to the concept of “democratic design” as seen through the lens of IKEA, the world’s biggest furniture store.

What’s on in Germany: April 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: April 2 – 8

Germany stars Podolski and Ballack face off in on-field tussle

Germany stars Podolski and Ballack face off in on-field tussle

The German national football team won against Wales in Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifying game, but star players Michael Ballack and Lukas Podolski had an unseemly confrontation that got physical during the 2-0 victory.

English-language movies in Germany April 2-8

English-language movies in Germany April 2-8

English-language films dubbed into German are irritating at best. Wish you could soak up the gravelly tones of Jack Nicholson instead of his German Doppelgänger? The Local's guide to English language films in Germany tells you where and when to find the real thing. So far, we have listings for Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf; other cities will be added in the coming weeks.

Neo-Nazi NPD party near financial collapse

Neo-Nazi NPD party near financial collapse

The Bundestag served right-wing extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) with more than €2.5 million in penalties on Thursday, putting the party close to financial ruin, according to a German daily Berliner Zeitung.

Heilbronn police murder may have been mafia related

Heilbronn police murder may have been mafia related

Investigation into the murder of a Heilbronn police officer overlooked early indications that the mafia could have been involved in a rush to blame the mysterious “phantom killer,” German weekly Stern reported in this week’s edition.

Airbus admits to spying on employee bank details

Airbus admits to spying on employee bank details

Airplane manufacturer Airbus has announced that it is the lastest in a string of German companies to have spied on its own employees.

YouTube blocks music videos on German site in licensing tiff

YouTube blocks music videos on German site in licensing tiff

German music fans hoping to catch their idols' latest hits on video-sharing website YouTube are set for disappointment since the site has blocked premium music videos over a licensing dispute.

New Deutsche Bahn leader nominated

New Deutsche Bahn leader nominated

The German government said Thursday it would nominate Rüdiger Grube as head of the national rail operator Deutsche Bahn after its former boss resigned amid a staff spy scandal.