Germany goalkeeper Enke commits suicide

Germany goalkeeper Enke commits suicide

German international goalkeeper Robert Enke has been killed after he threw himself under a train at a level crossing, police said on Tuesday.

Mexican foodies take Berlin’s taste buds south of the border

Mexican foodies take Berlin’s taste buds south of the border

Three friends - a Mexican, a Texan, and an Australian - have finally brought authentic Mexican food to Berlin. The Local sat down with them to find out how they did it.

Sexed-up Rammstein record banned for sadomasochism

Sexed-up Rammstein record banned for sadomasochism

The latest album from German industrial band Rammstein has been banned from sale to minors for sexually charged lyrics and artwork allegedly inciting sadomasochistic violence.

Software glitches earn health insurers billions in extra cash

Software glitches earn health insurers billions in extra cash

Software errors in billing software have likely funnelled billions of euros in unjustified charges from Germany's national healthcare fund to insurers, broadcaster ARD reported on Tuesday.

Court summons Holocaust-denying British Bishop Williamson

Court summons Holocaust-denying British Bishop Williamson

A British bishop who denied the Holocaust took place has been summoned to appear in a German court for inciting racial hatred, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.

Driver gets German thought-powered prosthetics

Driver gets German thought-powered prosthetics

A young Austrian man has become the first European to drive a car with thought-powered prosthetic arms, German company Otto Bock announced on Tuesday.

E.ON sells power grid to Dutch group for €1.1 bln

E.ON sells power grid to Dutch group for €1.1 bln

Germany's largest energy concern E.ON said on Tuesday that it would sell its German extra high-voltage distribution network to the Dutch group TenneT for around €1.1 billion ($1.6 billion).

Merkel maps out German political priorities

Merkel maps out German political priorities

German Chancellor Angela Merkel set the course of her new centre-right coalition on Tuesday, spelling out the economic and social challenges she aims to tackle over the next four years.

Man killed in Frankfurt shoot-out with police

Man killed in Frankfurt shoot-out with police

A police officer has killed a 48-year-old man and is in serious condition after sustaining a gunshot wound himself in a shoot-out in Frankfurt early on Tuesday morning, police reported.

‘Gas explosion’ caused by man’s buttocks

‘Gas explosion’ caused by man’s buttocks

A reported explosion sparked a dramatic effort to save a 21-year-old man until authorities realised he had simply sat on a gas pistol in a drunken haze, police in North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Tuesday.

Oldest blogger in Germany chronicles 80 years of history

Oldest blogger in Germany chronicles 80 years of history

At 80-years-old, Hans Frackowiak is the oldest blogger in Germany. The former miner from the Ruhr region chronicles major events of 20th century Germany history from a personal perspective at Castroper-geschichten.de.

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort ahead of Christmas

Santa’s post office opens in Himmelpfort ahead of Christmas

Germany’s favourite Christmas post office has opened in the Brandenburg town of Himmelpfort, Deutsche Post announced on Tuesday.

Clinton hopes Berlin open to new US strategy in Afghanistan

Clinton hopes Berlin open to new US strategy in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she hopes Berlin will stay engaged in Afghanistan and open to a new American strategy in the strife-torn country.