Merkel to address parliament over air strike

Merkel to address parliament over air strike

Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to address parliament on Tuesday over a deadly air strike in Afghanistan ordered by a German commander as her government came under fire 20 days before elections.

Few of Germany’s unemployed willing to move for work

Few of Germany’s unemployed willing to move for work

Very few recipients of Germany's Hartz-IV unemployment benefits are willing to move to find work, according to a study published on Monday.

Armoured car sales boost industrial orders

Armoured car sales boost industrial orders

German industrial orders rose sharply in July in a boost for Europe's biggest economy even though the increase was almost solely due to a large order for armoured cars, analysts said on Monday.

Police confiscate stolen painting found on antiques TV show

Police confiscate stolen painting found on antiques TV show

Bavarian police said on Monday they had confiscated a valuable painting likely stolen by the Nazis after it turned up on an antiques appraisal TV show.

The war in Afghanistan comes to Berlin

The war in Afghanistan comes to Berlin

A NATO air strike in northern Afghanistan has exposed the German government and military to unprecedented criticism from its closest allies. This is unlikely to increase Berlin’s resolve to help fight the Taliban or bolster the transatlantic alliance, argues The Local’s Marc Young.

Making it in Germany: an Aussie fashionista

Making it in Germany: an Aussie fashionista

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Melinda Stokes, the creative force behind Berlin’s Stokx clothing label.

German military kills suspected pirate near Somalian coast

German military kills suspected pirate near Somalian coast

The German military shot dead a suspected pirate off the coast of Somalia on Monday after a boat carrying five men failed to heed warning shots, the German military said.

Activists blast anti-AIDS campaign showing Hitler having sex

Activists blast anti-AIDS campaign showing Hitler having sex

A steamy new AIDS awareness advert showing an Adolf Hitler lookalike having sex has come under fire by activist groups for stigmatising those who are infected with the virus.

US-German relations fray over Afghan death probe

US-German relations fray over Afghan death probe

German military officials are enraged over what they’re calling targeted misinformation by US military sources following a Bundeswehr-directed air strike that may have killed more than 90 Afghans, including dozens of civilians.

Among Europe’s most damaged economies, Germany leads recovery

Among Europe’s most damaged economies, Germany leads recovery

After Hungary, the financial crisis has damaged Germany more than any other European nation, but the country is also leading the way back to prosperity, a new study published by daily Die Welt found on Monday.

Gabriel accuses Merkel of blocking Asse files

Gabriel accuses Merkel of blocking Asse files

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday of trying to delay clarification on the situation at controversial nuclear waste depot Asse.

LTU flight attendants strike in Düsseldorf

LTU flight attendants strike in Düsseldorf

Service sector trade union Verdi called for a day-long strike for flight attendants of Air Berlin’s subsidiary airline LTU in Düsseldorf on Monday. Heavy delays are expected.

Merkel joins call for Afghan progress meeting

Merkel joins call for Afghan progress meeting

Germany, Britain and France unveiled proposals on Sunday for an international conference on Afghanistan later this year in order to press Afghans to take more responsibility for their own country.