The German Defence Ministry on Monday stood by a controversial air strike that is thought to have caused scores of civilian casualties in Afghanistan two weeks ago.
Continuing a series of interviews with parliamentary candidates with non-German backgrounds, The Local speaks with Social Democrat Ravindra Gujjula, an Indian-born doctor and mayor in the eastern state of Brandenburg now running for the Bundestag.
The average cost of a litre of beer at this year’s Oktoberfest will be €8.44. And while Germans might moan about the 3.8 percent increase from last year’s price, it’s still cheaper than what many tourists pay for brew back home.
Canadian auto parts maker Magna said Monday that it planned to cut 4,000 posts at loss-making carmaker Opel once it completes its takeover of the General Motors' German unit.
A letter has been released from the British royal archives in which Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI and later known as the Queen Mother, describes a brush with death during a Luftwaffe bombing on September 13, 1940.
A Contact Air passenger jet carrying Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Franz Müntefering and 77 others was forced to make a crash-landing in Stuttgart on Monday.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy is dismayed by his growing Teutonic sensibilities as his daughter starts school.
Berlin police are investigating some of their officers after witnesses filmed them beating a demonstrator at a protest against government infringement of Germany's data protection laws.
German publisher Georg von Holtzbrinck has teamed up with private logistics companies to create a 'hybrid mail' service using the internet for quicker delivery at a lower cost, according to weekly news magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
German Transportation Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee on Monday announced plans to build 40 new offshore wind farms that would create 30,000 jobs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's beleaguered challenger performed better than expected in a TV debate two weeks before elections but failed to land a knock-out punch, the press said Monday.