Sauerland cell plotted 9/11 sized attacks

Sauerland cell plotted 9/11 sized attacks

Four suspected Islamic militants accused of plotting attacks on US citizens in Germany aimed for bloodshed on the scale of the 9/11 attacks, prosecutors said as their trial opened here Wednesday.

Germany plunges into deep recession

Germany plunges into deep recession

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted an economic summit at the Chancellery on Wednesday, as the goverment admitted Europe's largest economy shrank dramatically n the first three months of the year.

British fascinated by Nazi ‘super cows’

British fascinated by Nazi ‘super cows’

Supposed Nazi “super cows” once favoured by Hermann Göring are creating a stampede of attention in Britain this week.

Bunking down in Berlin’s best hostels

Bunking down in Berlin’s best hostels

The venerable youth hostel – invented a century ago in Germany – has come along way from the dumpy dorms and lumpy bunk beds of yore. Shannon Smith takes a look at some of Berlin’s best cheap sleeps.

No Angels HIV-positive star Nadja allowed to stay in band

No Angels HIV-positive star Nadja allowed to stay in band

Nadja Benaissa, singer in the popular German girl band No Angels, will be allowed to stay with the band despite being arrested on suspicion of infecting a lover with HIV, tabloid BZ reported on Wednesday.

VW profits crash

VW profits crash

Europe's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has hit the skids this year with "extremely weak" economic conditions slashing profits and sending sales down sharply, results showed Wednesday.

English language movies in Germany: April 23-29

English language movies in Germany: April 23-29

Find the latest English-language movies in Germany with The Local's cinema guide.

Clothing makers mulling bigger sizes to fit tubbier Teutons

Clothing makers mulling bigger sizes to fit tubbier Teutons

A new clothing industry study revealed this week that Germans are getting taller and wider – by so much that many companies plan to adjust their sizing to accommodate “heftier” bodies.

German parents abandon three young kids in Italy

German parents abandon three young kids in Italy

Italian authorities patrolled border crossings, train stations and airports Wednesday in a frantic international search for a German couple who abandoned their children at a restaurant at the weekend.

Research shows Neanderthals suffered painful, yet simple childbirth

Research shows Neanderthals suffered painful, yet simple childbirth

New findings by a German-American team of researchers show that Neanderthal childbirth may have been just as difficult – if more primitive – than in humans.

T-Mobile baffled by massive service outage

T-Mobile baffled by massive service outage

T-Mobile customers are able to use their telephones again after a nationwide network outage on Tuesday evening, but parent company Deutsche Telekom said the cause of the problem remained a mystery.

Union calls on state help for ailing Arcandor

Union calls on state help for ailing Arcandor

Public workers’ union Verdi has encouraged the German government to provide aid for ailing retail and travel company Arcandor, which runs household names like the Karstadt department stores and Thomas Cook travel agency, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.