The Local’s guide to Berlin Fashion Week

The Local’s guide to Berlin Fashion Week

Fashion Week comes to Berlin on Wednesday to showcase spring and summer 2010 collections. While many of the shows require an invite, there are still plenty of things for the common "volk" to see.

Nuclear power plants warming Rhine river

Nuclear power plants warming Rhine river

The Rhine River water temperature is three degrees Celsius above its natural average, the result of power plants along the river and global warming, German environmental group BUND said in a report issued Tuesday.

Court delays Lisbon Treaty ratification

Court delays Lisbon Treaty ratification

Germany's top court said on Tuesday that additional national legislation was needed before the EU's Lisbon Treaty could be ratified, further delaying its adoption across the 27-member bloc.

Tire factory gets bomb threats for two days in a row

Tire factory gets bomb threats for two days in a row

For the second time in two days, the Goodyear Dunlop tire factory in Fulda received bomb threats from an unknown man, police reported Tuesday.

Fixed-gear bikes spark police crackdown in Berlin

Fixed-gear bikes spark police crackdown in Berlin

They’re sleek, fast and illegal in Germany: fixed-gear bicycles. Marc Young reports on how trendy fixie riders have sparked a police crackdown in Berlin.

Unemployment drops slightly

Unemployment drops slightly

Germany’s unemployment rate in June fell slightly to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent last month, but the slight improvement doesn’t mean the economy is out of troubled waters yet, analysts said on Tuesday.

Porsche loan request denied as Qatar offers to invest

Porsche loan request denied as Qatar offers to invest

Stricken German luxury sportscar maker Porsche said on Tuesday that its request for a €1.75-billion-euro loan from the German state had been rejected.

Apprentice postman torches election materials

Apprentice postman torches election materials

A stressed-out trainee with Deutsche Post has admitted to burning election documents and brochures instead of delivering them, police in the southern town of Göppingen reported.

Accused Nazi killer Demjanjuk’s medical results set for release

Accused Nazi killer Demjanjuk’s medical results set for release

Medical test results concerning alleged Nazi-criminal John Demjanjuk’s ability to stand trial are expected to be released this week.

Germany humiliates England in Under-21 championship final

Germany humiliates England in Under-21 championship final

A double by Sandro Wagner rounded off a stunning 4-0 success for Germany over England in the European Under-21 championship final to give them their first success in the tournament on Monday night.

Quelle gets €50 million in emergency loans

Quelle gets €50 million in emergency loans

Insolvent German mail-order company Quelle got a massive credit injection of €50 million on Monday night after more than four hours of negotiations, government officials said.