Merkel defends Germany’s dependence on exports

Merkel defends Germany’s dependence on exports

Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Monday Germany's heavy dependence on exports that has made Europe's largest economy one of the biggest casualties of the global recession.

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Prince Ernst August of Hannover denies assault charges

Princess Caroline of Monaco's husband Prince Ernst August of Hannover denied in court on Monday that he drunkenly beat up a hotel manager with a knuckle duster on the Kenyan island of Lamu in 2000.

German women found dead in Yemen

German women found dead in Yemen

At least two German women and a South Korean woman kidnapped in Yemen last Friday have been murdered, according to Yemeni authorities.

Study finds half of German immigrants feel like outsiders

Study finds half of German immigrants feel like outsiders

Half of all immigrants feel like outsiders in German society and say their achievements find less acknowledgement than those of Germans, according to a survey released Monday.

Neo-Nazi fined €1,200 for putting swastika flag on a coffin

Neo-Nazi fined €1,200 for putting swastika flag on a coffin

A prominent neo-Nazi who buried a comrade with a swastika flag was fined €1,200 Monday, after a Passau judge found him guilty of displaying unconstitutional symbols.

Odin’s wrath brings storms to Germany

Odin’s wrath brings storms to Germany

A low-pressure area named after the Norse god Odin brought storms and flooding to central Germany on Monday, but summery weather is on its way soon, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Sixty-year-old half-track stolen

Sixty-year-old half-track stolen

Unknown thieves stole a 60-year-old Czech-made half-track from its home in Heilbronn in southern Germany, according to the police on Monday.

Introducing…Boris Becker

Introducing…Boris Becker

Introducing…is The Local's guide to the fabulous world of German celebrity. Know all there is about tennis legend and public lothario Boris Becker? Meet the man who is as famous in Germany for his turbulent love life as his boom-boom backhand.

Truck scrambles 18 tonnes of eggs onto the autobahn

Truck scrambles 18 tonnes of eggs onto the autobahn

Eighteen tonnes of eggs went over-easy on the autobahn in the eastern German state of Brandenburg after a truck overturned early Monday morning.

Deutsche Bank economist sees unemployment hitting 5 million

Deutsche Bank economist sees unemployment hitting 5 million

German unemployment will exceed five million by next year, warned Deutsche Bank’s chief economist in an interview with daily Bild Monday.

Merkel and Obama to meet for a third time in three months

Merkel and Obama to meet for a third time in three months

Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to visit Washington later this month to hold talks with US President Barack Obama, a government spokesman confirmed Monday.

Berlin summons Iran’s ambassador

Berlin summons Iran’s ambassador

Germany's foreign minister summoned Iran's ambassador on Monday in protest at heavy-handed police action against demonstrators following the weekend's disputed presidential election.

Egypt aims to ‘prove’ Germany stole Nefertiti bust

Egypt aims to ‘prove’ Germany stole Nefertiti bust

Egypt will soon provide evidence that the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti was taken illegally out of the country by Germany, according to Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass.

Students start nationwide education strikes

Students start nationwide education strikes

Students from universities and schools across Germany are planning to take part in a nationwide strike protesting the state of country’s education system starting on Monday.

EU wants total review of Opel rescue plan

EU wants total review of Opel rescue plan

EU Industry Commissioner Günter Verheugen wants a thorough examination of plans to rescue troubled German automaker Opel, which he believes would ultimately benefit Russia.