Muslims pray for murdered Egyptian woman

Muslims pray for murdered Egyptian woman

Muslims across Germany prayed on Friday for a pregnant Egyptian woman murdered in Dresden last week, a killing that provoked outrage and anti-German sentiment in her home country.

German food producers sneaking fake ingredients into products

German food producers sneaking fake ingredients into products

Buyers beware: The Hamburg consumer protection agency reported Friday that an increasing number of food companies are substituting artificial ingredients to cut costs without informing customers.

Jehovah’s Witnesses gather across Germany

Jehovah’s Witnesses gather across Germany

Tens of thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses gathered on Friday at Berlin's Olympic Stadium and four other major German cities for an international congress, predicting the demise of the "current global system."

Zoo forced to rename primate called ‘Obama’

Zoo forced to rename primate called ‘Obama’

Facing accusations of racial insensitivity, the Dresden Zoo has been forced to rename a baby primate called ‘Obama,’ according to information obtained by The Local on Friday.

Germany’s new hatred

Germany’s new hatred

A Muslim woman is stabbed to death in a Dresden courtroom and nobody seems to care. Der Tagesspiegel's Andrea Dernbach comments on Germany’s problematic relationship to Islam.

Tot hijacks forklift and causes oil spill

Tot hijacks forklift and causes oil spill

A four-year-old girl went on a joyride with a forklift in Winnenden, rolling it into a heating-oil tank and spilling some 500 litres of fuel into the sewer, police said Friday.

Infineon to get €725 mln capital injection from US investor

Infineon to get €725 mln capital injection from US investor

The troubled German computer chip maker Infineon said Friday it would make a major capital increase with the backing of the US investment fund Apollo.

Ground collapse forces home evacuation

Ground collapse forces home evacuation

A neighbourhood in the small city of Kamen in North Rhine-Westphalia had a fright when the threat of the ground collapsing beneath their homes forced an evacuation on Thursday evening.

High-speed train catches fire in Hannover station

High-speed train catches fire in Hannover station

An ICE train caught fire at the Hannover train station on Thursday evening, forcing Deutsche Bahn to bring some 350 passengers to safety.

Labour minister warns of future skilled worker shortage

Labour minister warns of future skilled worker shortage

German Labour Minister Olaf Scholz urged industries on Friday to open up more training and apprenticeship positions despite the current recession.

Nuke plant needs more checks after emergency

Nuke plant needs more checks after emergency

Suspected faulty fuel rods at an aging German nuclear power station prompted its Swedish operator to announce further checks on Thursday only days after a short circuit forced an emergency shutdown.