Nuclear reactor shuts down after malfunction

Nuclear reactor shuts down after malfunction

One of Germany's most modern nuclear power stations was shut down on Friday due to a technical fault, operator RWE said, less than three weeks after problems at another reactor hit the headlines.

Porn star suffers from electoral dysfunction

Porn star suffers from electoral dysfunction

The former porn star known as Dolly Buster is asking the German city of Wesel not to vote for her this week after accidentally registering as a candidate for upcoming city council elections.

Conservatives rally opposition to adoption for gay couples

Conservatives rally opposition to adoption for gay couples

German conservatives on Friday rejected German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries’ suggestion that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. But gay rights advocates said current laws were contradictory.

Berlin Wall art restoration in full swing ahead of anniversary

Berlin Wall art restoration in full swing ahead of anniversary

As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, 91 artists are feverishly working to restore their original contributions to the famed East Side Gallery. The Local’s Andrew Mach reports.

German stimulus plan ranked world’s best

German stimulus plan ranked world’s best

Germany has implemented the best economic stimulus package in the world, according to a new study released by Manager Magazin on Friday.

Dresden court stabber charged with murder

Dresden court stabber charged with murder

The Dresden public prosecutor’s office has charged a man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in a courtroom with murder - more than three weeks after her death sparked outrage around the world.

German firms growing more optimistic

German firms growing more optimistic

The mood among German firms brightened for the fourth month running in July amid signs that the worst may be over for Europe's biggest economy, the closely watched Ifo index showed on Friday.

Obama restores confidence in America

Obama restores confidence in America

The election of US President Barack Obama has more than doubled German confidence in America, a study released this week by the Washington-based Pew Research Center reported.

Storms wallop Germany and injure three

Storms wallop Germany and injure three

Continuing severe weather caused damage and injuries across Germany on Thursday evening with gale force winds and heavy rainfall, police said.

Underground East German fashion show comes to Berlin

Underground East German fashion show comes to Berlin

In 1980s communist East Germany, nearly all clothing available was mass-produced and functional rather than fashionable, leaving little room for individuality and self-expression.