Remains of billionaire Flick found in Hungary

Remains of billionaire Flick found in Hungary

The remains of German billionaire Friedrich Karl Flick, which were stolen a year ago, have been recovered in Hungary, the police announced on Monday.

Opening the door to holiday torture

Opening the door to holiday torture

In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy cracks open the tiny door to Advent calendar torture.

MAN loses another executive as fines loom

MAN loses another executive as fines loom

German engineering firm MAN lost its third top executive in over a week on Monday, as millions in fines for corruption offences loomed.

One in ten Germans on the dole

One in ten Germans on the dole

Nearly every tenth German was on the dole in 2007, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Monday. In some big cities like Berlin the number on welfare was almost double that figure.

Stretcher-bound Nazi guard Demjanjuk tried

Stretcher-bound Nazi guard Demjanjuk tried

Medical staff brought 89-year-old John Demjanjuk into a Munich court on a stretcher on Monday to face charges that he herded tens of thousands of Jews to their death in a Nazi gas chamber in World War II.

Wintry weather on the way

Wintry weather on the way

After mild temperatures for much of November, chilly weather will make an appearance just in time for the official beginning of meteorological winter, the German Weather Service reported on Monday.

Last gasp petition for Bavarian smoking ban edges to referendum

Last gasp petition for Bavarian smoking ban edges to referendum

With just three days left for people to sign a petition for a referendum to strengthen Bavaria’s porous smoking ban, organisers told The Local on Monday that they have collected more than 80 percent of the required signatures.

Peter Doherty angers Germans by mixing up national anthem

Peter Doherty angers Germans by mixing up national anthem

British rocker Peter Doherty was hauled off stage at a weekend music festival in Germany after he began signing the disused first verse of the national anthem associated with the Nazis.

Westerwelle threatens Iran with new sanctions

Westerwelle threatens Iran with new sanctions

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday that Iran would face new international sanctions if it builds more uranium enrichment plants.

Berlin re-evaluates deadly Kunduz air strike

Berlin re-evaluates deadly Kunduz air strike

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Monday said Berlin would re-evaluate a controversial NATO air strike in Afghanistan that left scores of civilians dead and led to the resignation of his predecessor.

Swiss minaret ban sparks heated German debate

Swiss minaret ban sparks heated German debate

The Swiss vote on Sunday to ban mosques with minarets has spurred heated debate in neighbouring Germany, where the Muslim population's plans to build houses of worship has created controversy in the past.

Leverkusen on top after Kiessling treble

Leverkusen on top after Kiessling treble

A hat trick from German international striker Stefan Kiessling sent unbeaten Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday after blitzing hapless Stuttgart 4-0.

Illness delays joint Israeli-German cabinet talks

Illness delays joint Israeli-German cabinet talks

A joint meeting in Berlin of the German and Israeli cabinets planned for Monday has been postponed because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a viral infection, his office said on Sunday.

Police narrowly miss Aachen fugitive

Police narrowly miss Aachen fugitive

Police said on Monday they narrowly missed nabbing escaped convict Peter Paul Michalski in Mülheim an der Ruhr early, but called on the dangerous criminal to give himself up before someone is harmed.