Germany crush England to win women’s Euro title

Germany crush England to win women’s Euro title

Germany's women footballers demolished England to secure their fifth consecutive European Championship with a resounding 6-2 victory in Helsinki on Thursday.

General Motors prepared to sell Opel to Magna

General Motors prepared to sell Opel to Magna

Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Thursday that US car giant General Motors is prepared to sell its German unit Opel to the Canadian auto parts firm Magna after all.

CDU’s Kees de Vries: ‘Integration is not only a problem for immigrants’

CDU’s Kees de Vries: ‘Integration is not only a problem for immigrants’

Continuing a series of interviews with parliamentary candidates from non-German backgrounds, The Local speaks with Christian Democrat Kees de Vries, a former Dutch dairy farmer running for a Bundestag district in Saxony-Anhalt.

Fire destroys 16th century Bavarian castle

Fire destroys 16th century Bavarian castle

A massive fire broke out in the early of hours of Thursday morning in the municipality of Ebelsbach, Bavaria, completely destroying a 16th-century castle at its centre.

WWII bomb explosion injures two at Ulm’s main train station

WWII bomb explosion injures two at Ulm’s main train station

Two construction workers were slightly injured after a World War II-era aircraft bomb detonated beneath them at Ulm’s central train station, federal police said on Thursday.

Berlin S-Bahn debacle may cost Deutsche Bahn dearly

Berlin S-Bahn debacle may cost Deutsche Bahn dearly

Berlin’s mayor sharply criticised the operators of the city’s crippled S-Bahn transport system on Thursday amid reports Deutsche Bahn faces losses of several hundred million euros for the botched commuter rail service.

Police recover €1.5-million Stradivari violin from thieves

Police recover €1.5-million Stradivari violin from thieves

Police and public prosecutors in Hannover have solved the mystery of a spectacular art theft last year, in which a Stradivari violin and several other works of art were stolen from a mansion in Lower Saxony.

What’s on in Germany: September 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: September 10 – 16

This Week's Highlights: It's Gallery Weekend in Munich, Day of Open Monuments in Berlin, and time for the Autumn Fun Fair in Frankfurt.

Consumer agency warns of product packaging trickery

Consumer agency warns of product packaging trickery

The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZVB) warned this week of hidden price increases for food and other items as manufacturers take advantage of weaker portion regulations while maintaining their old package sizes.

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) said Thursday that Germany's controversial nuclear waste storage facility in Gorleben cannot be considered as a permanent depot after new allegations about its safety emerged this week.

German officer reportedly violated NATO bombing rules

German officer reportedly violated NATO bombing rules

A preliminary NATO probe has found that the German officer who ordered the deadly bombing of fuel trucks in Afghanistan violated procedures, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Two goals by Klose keep Germany headed for World Cup

Two goals by Klose keep Germany headed for World Cup

Veteran striker Miroslav Klose kept Germany on course for a place at next year's World Cup with two second-half goals to seal a 4-0 win over Azerbaijan in Hannover on Wednesday.