Signs ease German-Polish nude bathing war

Signs ease German-Polish nude bathing war

A long-running row between German nude bathers and their more modest Polish counterparts in the Baltic Sea resort of Usedom was eased on Monday after signs were erected on the beach dividing it into nudist and textile-wearing zones.

Porsche denies bankruptcy rumours

Porsche denies bankruptcy rumours

German luxury sportscar maker Porsche sought to deflect talk of bankruptcy on Monday after acknowledging it had borrowed hundreds of millions of euros from Volkswagen and needed billions more.

Angry dairy farmers to get tax relief

Angry dairy farmers to get tax relief

The German government on Monday agreed to dairy farmers’ demands for tax breaks to help farms hit by falling milk prices as some 6,000 protestors marched on Berlin with tractors.

Probe into former West Berlin cop’s Stasi past opened

Probe into former West Berlin cop’s Stasi past opened

Amid calls for a fresh investigation, Berlin’s interior senator Ehrhart Körting has opened a probe into the Stasi past of a former West Berlin police officer who infamously shot a student protester in 1967.

Berlin urges UN action against North Korean missile tests

Berlin urges UN action against North Korean missile tests

Germany on Monday sharply condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test, calling it an "irresponsible provocation" that threatened regional stability.

The Local’s guide to EU elections

The Local’s guide to EU elections

Get out your big red marker! The German election for the European parliament will be held on June 7. If you're an expat European citizen, and you want to use your shred of influence on the only directly-elected body of the European Union, check out The Local's practical guide.

Crows attack woman walking dog

Crows attack woman walking dog

A woman in Herne lived through a vicious scene right out of an Alfred Hitchcock film when she was attacked by three crows while walking her dog, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Monday.

Business confidence reaches 6-month high

Business confidence reaches 6-month high

Confidence among German firms rose to a six-month high in May, a key sentiment index showed on Monday, suggesting that Europe's top economy might be pulling out of its worst slump in more than 60 years.

German cities demand faster internet

German cities demand faster internet

The German city and community alliance (DStGB), urged the government on Monday to “remove regulatory shackles” in the task of providing the entire country with speedy internet connections.

Spy jailed for aiding Iranian missile programme

Spy jailed for aiding Iranian missile programme

An Iranian-Canadian businessman who had spied for Germany for more than a decade has been convicted of supporting Tehran's missile programme, according to a German press report to published Monday.

Pilot strike tangles traffic in Stuttgart

Pilot strike tangles traffic in Stuttgart

Pilots at the Stuttgart airport staged a day-long strike beginning at 6 am on Monday morning, causing massive delays and cancellations for several airlines.