Technical glitch kills German bank cards

Technical glitch kills German bank cards

Many Germans have been hit by a computer bug linked to the year 2010 that has rendered their bank cards useless, the ZKA banking commission said on Monday.

US to increase troops in German sector in Afghanistan

US to increase troops in German sector in Afghanistan

The US military plans to increase its presence significantly in northern Afghanistan, where the Bundeswehr has long been the dominant NATO force, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Monday.

Bosch announces $400-million diesel engine project in India

Bosch announces $400-million diesel engine project in India

The Indian arm of German engineering giant Bosch said Monday it would invest more than $400 million over two years to expand in the country's fast-growing diesel engine market.

CIA reportedly ordered murder of 9/11 suspect in Hamburg

CIA reportedly ordered murder of 9/11 suspect in Hamburg

A CIA assassination team reportedly targeted a Syrian-German man living in Hamburg after he was connected to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Policeman suspended from duty after sex in church

Policeman suspended from duty after sex in church

A Bavarian police officer has been suspended from duty after he was caught ringing in the New Year with a quickie in a Baroque church during the morning prayer service, a police spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Making it in Germany: A cabaret songstress

Making it in Germany: A cabaret songstress

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Saudia Young, a US cabaret singer working Berlin’s live music circuit.

Teen skiers die in cliff fall

Teen skiers die in cliff fall

Two German teenagers have been found dead after a skiing accident in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, the country’s news agency APA reported on Monday.

Massive snowball fight descends into chaos in Leipzig

Massive snowball fight descends into chaos in Leipzig

Police were forced to break up a massive snowball fight in Leipzig at the weekend after some of the 200 participants started attacking trams and buses, according to daily Die Welt.

Bayern Munich plans player salary reductions

Bayern Munich plans player salary reductions

Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich plans to cut player salaries in the future despite making a sizeable profit last year, football magazine kicker reported on Monday.

Child subsidies should be paid in vouchers, FDP says

Child subsidies should be paid in vouchers, FDP says

Junior coalition partners the Free Democrats want increases in government subsidies for children to be doled out in the form of coupons, daily Bild reported on Monday.

More businesses founded than failed in 2009

More businesses founded than failed in 2009

Despite suffering the worst economic crisis since World War II, more businesses were founded in Germany in 2009 than shuttered, according to a study cited in daily Rheinische Post on Monday.

Nazi resistance widow Moltke dies at 98

Nazi resistance widow Moltke dies at 98

Freya von Moltke, the 98-year-old widow of executed Nazi resistance figure Helmuth James Graf von Moltke, has died at her home in the US state of Vermont, a family member confirmed on Sunday.