Adidas and Puma end 60-year family feud with football match

Adidas and Puma end 60-year family feud with football match

Rival German sportswear giants Adidas and Puma ended a decades-long family feud on Monday by playing a football match in their home town of Herzogenaurach, in northern Bavaria.

A nation of 80 million Merkels

A nation of 80 million Merkels

With less than a week before Germany’s election, Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, muses that the country’s voters like being bored by Angela Merkel and her political cohorts.

Ansbach school attacker driven by hate of people

Ansbach school attacker driven by hate of people

The 18-year-old who attacked his school in Ansbach, Bavaria last week planned to kill as many students as possible out of a general hatred towards people and feelings of inadequacy, investigators said on Monday.

German archaeologists find undisturbed royal crypt in Syria

German archaeologists find undisturbed royal crypt in Syria

A team of German and Syrian archaeologists have located an undisturbed Bronze Age crypt under the former royal palace of Qatna in Syria, the University of Tübingen announced on Monday.

One tonne of fish dead after dairy farmer protest

One tonne of fish dead after dairy farmer protest

Dairy farmers who dumped truckloads of milk in protest of EU policies last week in Saxony-Anhalt are now under investigation after more than a tonne of fish died in a nearby pond over the weekend, a police spokesperson told The Local on Monday.

Australian killed by train after Oktoberfest visit

Australian killed by train after Oktoberfest visit

A drunken Australian man visiting Munich’s Oktoberfest died early on Monday after being hit by an S-Bahn commuter train, according to the police.

Experts ask Germans to help save chestnut trees from moths

Experts ask Germans to help save chestnut trees from moths

As autumn sets in, experts are asking Germans to carefully collect chestnut tree leaves to protect the beloved biergarten fixtures from a growing moth problem.

Lufthansa plans to cut staff by 15 percent

Lufthansa plans to cut staff by 15 percent

Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa plans to cut some 15 percent of its staff by 2012, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday.

Money ministers warn of hard times to come

Money ministers warn of hard times to come

Just one week ahead of national elections, both Germany’s finance and economy ministers warned of hard times to come after the vote on a Sunday night political talk show.

Police issue warrant for doctor after group therapy drug deaths

Police issue warrant for doctor after group therapy drug deaths

Berlin police said on Monday they have issued an arrest warrant for a 50-year-old doctor who conducted a drug-fuelled group therapy session that ended in two deaths and several poisonings.

Battered SPD limps into national election

Battered SPD limps into national election

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are limping towards what could be their worst post-war election result this Sunday, opinion polls suggest, possibly condemning them to a period in opposition.