Mercedes signs Rosberg for F1 team

Mercedes signs Rosberg for F1 team

German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg on Monday confirmed he will race for the new team Mercedes Grand Prix team next season.

MAN chief executive resigns amid woes

MAN chief executive resigns amid woes

German engineering group MAN, struggling from the downturn and reeling from a bribery scandal, announced the resignation on Monday of its chief executive with immediate effect.

Making it in Germany: a purveyor of delightful Yankee desserts

Making it in Germany: a purveyor of delightful Yankee desserts

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Dawn Nelson, an American entrepreneur bringing quality cupcakes to Berlin.

Antique car dealer finds Hitler’s Mercedes

Antique car dealer finds Hitler’s Mercedes

A Düsseldorf antique car dealer working on behalf of a Russian billionaire told The Local on Monday he has located a Mercedes limousine belonging to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler after a painstaking two-month search.

Police locate synagogue vandal suspect in Dresden

Police locate synagogue vandal suspect in Dresden

Dresden police announced on Monday that they have found a suspect in the defacement of a synagogue that took place two days ahead of the 71st anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom this month.

Berlin to send observers to 9/11 trials

Berlin to send observers to 9/11 trials

Germany will send observers to the trials of the five men suspected of plotting the September 11 terrorist attacks to ensure they are not sentenced to death on the basis of evidence provided by Berlin, a spokesman said on Monday.

Tokio Hotel singer Bill laments lame love life

Tokio Hotel singer Bill laments lame love life

Bill Kaulitz, the androgynous lead singer of German pop band Tokio Hotel, told Berlin’s BZ tabloid on Monday that his love life was a major disappointment even though he was idolised by teen girls around the world.

Hospital pays damages for removing woman’s healthy breast

Hospital pays damages for removing woman’s healthy breast

A woman engaged in a protracted legal battle with a Böblingen hospital has withdrawn her lawsuit after reaching a settlement for having her breast unnecessarily removed, her lawyer said on Monday.

McDonald’s to turn logo green in Germany for environment

McDonald’s to turn logo green in Germany for environment

McDonald's in Germany has decided to colour it its famous logo sporting the golden arches green out of respect for the environment, a senior executive said on Monday.

Berlin plans ‘integration contract’ for immigrants

Berlin plans ‘integration contract’ for immigrants

The government is planning to institute "integration contracts" for immigrants to encourage them to become contributing members of the country’s society, Germany’s integration commissioner announced on Monday.

Junkie holds up cash machine locations with needle

Junkie holds up cash machine locations with needle

Police in the Hessian city of Darmstadt are searching for a man who held up two cash machine customers with a hypodermic needle and demanded money for drugs on Sunday.

Law professors defend TV news editor in press freedom row

Law professors defend TV news editor in press freedom row

A row over press freedom in Germany deepened over the weekend as 35 prominent constitutional law professors wrote an open letter to defend the editor of a TV channel under political pressure to step down.

Kiessling puts Bayer Leverkusen back on top

Kiessling puts Bayer Leverkusen back on top

Germany striker Steffan Kiessling sent Bayer Leverkusen back to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday with a first-half equaliser which sealed a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich.