Message in a bottle from Auschwitz prisoner found

Message in a bottle from Auschwitz prisoner found

One of the Auschwitz prisoners who left a message in a bottle found recently near the Nazi death camp has likely been located living in France, memorial spokesperson Jarek Mensfelt told The Local on Tuesday.

Heynckes targets Champions League for Bayern

Heynckes targets Champions League for Bayern

In the wake of Jürgen Klinsmann's sacking by Bayern Munich, caretaker coach Jupp Heynckes said Tuesday his goal is to ensure his side qualify for the Champions League in his five games in charge.

Daimler posts dire loss and cuts wages

Daimler posts dire loss and cuts wages

German luxury car and truck maker Daimler posted a stiff first-quarter loss Tuesday and warned sales would "decrease significantly" this year. Some 60,000 workers will also see their wages cut by nearly 9 percent.

Possible swine flu cases probed

Possible swine flu cases probed

The Health Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that one of three cases of suspected swine flu in Germany came back negative. But the country is prepared to handle any possible epidemic, Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said.

Köhler: East Germans deserve more respect

Köhler: East Germans deserve more respect

Almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German President Horst Köhler on Monday said people from the formerly communist eastern half of the country deserved more respect from their western cousins.

Pranksters flag Berlin’s dog doo-doo dilemma

Pranksters flag Berlin’s dog doo-doo dilemma

“Shit Happens,” a new citizens’ initiative in Berlin, is attempting to use humour to create awareness of the city’s substantial dog doo problem.

‘Unbending squirrel’ blocks nuclear train delivery

‘Unbending squirrel’ blocks nuclear train delivery

A French anti-nuclear activist nicknamed the "unbending squirrel" managed to stop a train carrying uranium from a German processing plant in spectacular fashion, police said on Tuesday.

Horses domesticated more than 5,000 years ago

Horses domesticated more than 5,000 years ago

Dogs have always enjoyed wide acceptance and man’s best friend, but a German team of scientists has revealed that horses may have been domesticated more than five millennia ago.

Namibia: a taste of old-fashioned African Gemütlichkeit

Namibia: a taste of old-fashioned African Gemütlichkeit

The former German colony of Namibia has become an attractive destination for German tourists and expats looking for a new home offering a touch of Teutonic Gemütlichkeit - or hospitality.

Daimler bails out on Chrysler stake and forgives debt

Daimler bails out on Chrysler stake and forgives debt

German automaker Daimler said Monday it would give up its 19.9 percent stake in its former US unit Chrysler and forgiving outstanding loans from the struggling Detroit firm.

Kabul calls on Germany to help fight Afghan drug trade

Kabul calls on Germany to help fight Afghan drug trade

The Afghan government has asked the German military to help fight the country’s rampant drug trade, broadcaster ARD reported on Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank’s strong results give hope for end to crisis

Deutsche Bank’s strong results give hope for end to crisis

Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, posted strong first quarter results on Tuesday, becoming the latest major bank in Europe and North America to offer hope for an eventual end to the financial crisis.