Steinbrück compares Switzerland to Burkina Faso in tax row

Steinbrück compares Switzerland to Burkina Faso in tax row

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück made a new jibe on Tuesday against Switzerland and other European finance centres, likening them to the poor African nation of Burkina Faso, in a row over tax havens.

Merkel honours Stasi victims in Berlin

Merkel honours Stasi victims in Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel became the first German leader to tour the main Berlin prison run by the feared East German Stasi secret police on Tuesday.

Ninth swine flu case confirmed in Germany

Ninth swine flu case confirmed in Germany

A ninth case of swine flu has been diagnosed in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, authorities said on Tuesday.

Coastal town fights swinger sex parties on Baltic beach

Coastal town fights swinger sex parties on Baltic beach

A tiny Baltic Sea community is working to stop an increasing number of swinging outdoor sex parties at a nearby hidden beach, Altenhof Mayor Hilmar Marohn told The Local on Tuesday.

Manchester United offer Bayern €70 million for Ribéry

Manchester United offer Bayern €70 million for Ribéry

Manchester United have launched a massive €70 million-bid for FC Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribéry, UK daily The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

The best of Berlin in May

The best of Berlin in May

This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, picks the best places to peruse a temporary collection of swank fashion labels, submit an order for your very own custom-designed bicycle or celebrate the state of manhood, in its many forms.

High-tech thieves blocking remote car door locks

High-tech thieves blocking remote car door locks

Police in Düsseldorf are warning car owners about a band of thieves using high-tech jammers to block remote control car door locks to gain access to vehicles.

Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt ranked best places for expats to live

Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt ranked best places for expats to live

Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt offer expatriates the highest quality of living in Germany, according to a new study.

Court upholds triple surname ban

Court upholds triple surname ban

Germany’s Constitutional Court upheld a ban on triple surnames on Tuesday. The ruling denied an appeal from a Munich couple who wanted to combine their last names to give the wife the moniker Thalheim-Kunz-Hallstein.

Germans have more free time than most of the world

Germans have more free time than most of the world

At an average of six hours and 34 minutes of free time per day, Germans came only second to Belgians in an international study on leisure released this week.

Adidas profits tank 97 percent

Adidas profits tank 97 percent

German sports equipment and clothing maker Adidas posted a huge drop in first quarter profit on Tuesday while announcing a global reorganisation billed as a "game-changing structural refinement."

Hypo Real Estate posts major first-quarter loss

Hypo Real Estate posts major first-quarter loss

German bank Hypo Real Estate (HRE) posted on Tuesday a first quarter loss of €382 million euros ($511 million) as the state pursued its bid to nationalise the troubled property lender.

Earthquake rattles southern Germany

Earthquake rattles southern Germany

An earthquake shook the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg early on Tuesday morning. While it may have been a rude awakening for some, authorities reported no injuries or major damage.