Hamburg’s path to treble glory goes through Bremen

Hamburg’s path to treble glory goes through Bremen

Werder Bremen are Hamburg's main obstacle in their quest for a rare treble of titles as the Bundesliga clubs prepare to meet each other in the first of four key clashes starting this week.

Merkel: economy might be past low point

Merkel: economy might be past low point

German Chancellor Angela Merkel set about spreading economic confidence on Monday at the Hannover industrial fair, saying that the country may have made it through the worst part of the recession already.

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

Overcoming Berlin’s monumental wall

As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, so too does the choice of a national monument to German reunification. The jury should be bold, argues Daniel Miller.

Lufthansa target of EU anti-trust probe

Lufthansa target of EU anti-trust probe

The European Commission launched an anti-trust probe against German airline Lufthansa and six other air alliance members Monday on suspicion of collusion on transatlantic routes.

Girl dead after mystery swimming accident puts family in hospital

Girl dead after mystery swimming accident puts family in hospital

An eight-year-old girl has died after she and three other family members were found at the bottom of a swimming pool in a mysterious accident, Leer police spokesperson Melanie Beutter told The Local on Monday.

Back at work Althaus admits ski death guilt

Back at work Althaus admits ski death guilt

Heading into a state election campaign, Thuringia premier Dieter Althaus returned to work on Monday some four months after a skiing accident that killed a fellow skier and left him with serious brain injuries.

GM willing to give Opel away

GM willing to give Opel away

Troubled US carmaker General Motors is reportedly prepared to give away its German unit Opel to potential investors who would inject at least €500 million into its operations.

Mountains of garbage plague German city parks

Mountains of garbage plague German city parks

As the picnic season heats up in Germany, city officials are struggling to cope with a growing litter problem in public parks.

Workers unearth intact Cologne archive cellars

Workers unearth intact Cologne archive cellars

Workers sifting through the rubble of Cologne’s collapsed historical archive have discovered intact storage cellars with a substantial number of undamaged documents, the city announced on Sunday evening.

Germany boycotts UN racism conference

Germany boycotts UN racism conference

Germany is pulling out of a UN conference on racism due to start in Geneva on Monday, but could re-engage during the week-long gathering depending on how it unfolds, said its foreign minister.

Daimler bringing smart cars to Chinese market

Daimler bringing smart cars to Chinese market

Daimler is bringing the smart car to China, marketing director Klaus Maier announced on Monday during a trade show in Shanghai.