Merkel: WWII caused ‘endless suffering’

Merkel: WWII caused ‘endless suffering’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that her country unleashed "endless suffering" by starting World War II, but also recalled the fate of ethnic Germans expelled at the end of the conflict.

Demonstrators scale Reichstag façade for anti-nuke protest

Demonstrators scale Reichstag façade for anti-nuke protest

Demonstrators from the environmentalist group Greenpeace on Tuesday scaled the large columns on the façade of the Reichstag building, home to the German parliament, to attach an anti-nuclear energy banner.

Oste bridge ferry still going strong after century of service

Oste bridge ferry still going strong after century of service

The Schwebefähre, or bridge ferry, over the Oste River in Lower Saxony this year celebrates a century of service. Taking a journey on Germany's oldest transporter bridge offers visitors a chance to become a party of its long history.

Germany unveils €17.5-billion plan to fight credit crunch

Germany unveils €17.5-billion plan to fight credit crunch

Germany on Tuesday unveiled a €17.5-billion ($25-billion) plan to fight lingering credit crunch problems in Europe's largest economy by lending directly to banks and bolstering insurers.

The Greens’ Omid Nouripour: ‘You have to fight for democracy’

The Greens’ Omid Nouripour: ‘You have to fight for democracy’

As the federal election approaches, The Local's new series on politicians with non-German roots features Green party MP Omid Nouripour, an Iranian-born Hessian who says his background gives him a special appreciation for democracy.

Political parties jockey for power after German state polls

Political parties jockey for power after German state polls

Parties across Germany’s political spectrum continued to jockey for position on Tuesday after polls in Saxony, Saarland and Thuringia shook up the country’s general election campaign.

Three trucks full of weaponry removed from bomber’s home

Three trucks full of weaponry removed from bomber’s home

Two weeks after Hessian police arrested a man who bombed a family's home in Viernheim near Mannheim, officers closed roads early on Wednesday to transport three trucks full of explosives and other weaponry confiscated from his apartment.

Economic crisis boosts German unemployment

Economic crisis boosts German unemployment

German unemployment rose slightly to 8.3 percent of in August, official data showed on Tuesday, while analysts and officials warned of likely further pressure on the labour market in Europe's biggest economy.

Storms to follow final summer heat

Storms to follow final summer heat

Germany will see one last day of glorious summer heat on Tuesday before the rest of the week turns windy and rainy.

Light bulb ban begins

Light bulb ban begins

Starting on Tuesday, classic incandescent light bulbs will begin to be phased out in Germany and the rest of the European Union in a bid to save energy and protect the environment.

70th anniversary of start to WWII remembered

70th anniversary of start to WWII remembered

Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, marked the start of massive military operations, but the Nazis paved the way with a largely-forgotten campaign of low-level attacks.

Man knifes teen girl and threatens to blow up building

Man knifes teen girl and threatens to blow up building

An Aachen man injured a 15-year-old girl with a knife and then threatened to blow up his apartment building on Monday evening, police reported.