Five dead in bus crash

Five dead in bus crash

Five people died in Radevormwald in North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday after the bus they were travelling in broke through a safety barrier before plunging 20 metres down a slope into the Wupper River.

The Left’s Sevim Dağdelen: ‘My origins don’t define my political beliefs’

The Left’s Sevim Dağdelen: ‘My origins don’t define my political beliefs’

In the final week before Germany's election, The Local’s series on politicians with non-German roots features The Left party’s MP Sevim Dağdelen, a Turkish-German socialist who says she’s fighting for equality and economic security for all.

Lehmann suspended after unauthorised Oktoberfest visit

Lehmann suspended after unauthorised Oktoberfest visit

Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been suspended for Wednesday's German Cup match against VfB Lübeck because he attended Munich's beer festival last weekend after his side's defeat by Cologne.

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Münster Zoo raising rhino by hand after mother attacks

Officials at the Münster Zoo have said they will raise the zoo’s latest addition, a baby rhino, by hand after her mother became aggressive just moments after birth.

Baden-Württemberg deemed to have best economic potential

Baden-Württemberg deemed to have best economic potential

The southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg has been declared the region with the greatest economic potential in a new study published by business daily Handelsblatt.

Magna seen cutting 4,000 Opel jobs in Germany

Magna seen cutting 4,000 Opel jobs in Germany

Canadian auto parts maker Magna will cut more than 4,000 jobs in Germany when it takes over the Opel business of struggling US auto giant General Motors, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

Court rules against spammers

Court rules against spammers

A Munich court has ruled that sending so-called spam emails is illegal without the prior approval of the recipient.

NPD letter to immigrant politicians tells them to ‘go home’

NPD letter to immigrant politicians tells them to ‘go home’

Just days before Germany's election, the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) have sent racist letters to politicians of multicultural background declaring they should leave the country, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Tuesday.

FDP’s joker Westerwelle shapes up for coalition with Merkel

FDP’s joker Westerwelle shapes up for coalition with Merkel

Guido Westerwelle, who aims to become foreign minister in a new government under Chancellor Angela Merkel, has had to shake off his “joker” image to make it in the often staid world of German politics.