Brutal winter devastates German roadways

Brutal winter devastates German roadways

The extreme winter weather has damaged up to 40 percent of Germany’s roads, creating problems that will be extremely expensive for cities already struggling financially, technical inspection association TÜV reported on Friday.

40 millionth Ford rolls from production line

40 millionth Ford rolls from production line

The 40 millionth Ford “Made in Germany” rolled from the US carmaker’s plant in Cologne on Friday – some 85 years after starting production in the country.

New data stokes fears of uncertain economic recovery

New data stokes fears of uncertain economic recovery

Fears that uncertain recovery in Europe's biggest economy could stall were stoked Friday when data showed that German industrial production suffered a sharp setback in December.

Orthodontist refuses to treat teen named ‘Jihad’

Orthodontist refuses to treat teen named ‘Jihad’

An orthodontist in the state of Baden-Württemberg has reportedly turned a 16-year-old boy out of her practice because she was offended by his name – “Cihad,” an alternate spelling for “Jihad,” which she interpreted to mean “holy war.”

Portnoy’s Podcast: Roger Boyes, the Pinkelwurst and Guido

Portnoy’s Podcast: Roger Boyes, the Pinkelwurst and Guido

The Local is proud to present the second podcast of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, our regular column about life in Germany.

Bayern hopes for eighth straight win against Wolfsburg

Bayern hopes for eighth straight win against Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich are expected to be without French midfielder Franck Ribery when they hunt their eighth straight Bundesliga win against defending champions Wolfsburg on Saturday.

China shows growing clout at Munich security conference

China shows growing clout at Munich security conference

In a further sign of Beijing's growing military clout around the globe, China's foreign minister will open this weekend's Munich Security Conference for the first time.

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

Coalition defends first 100 days of governance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her centre-right coalition on Thursday evening following widespread criticism that the government had bungled its first 100 days in power.

Public workers begin third day of strikes

Public workers begin third day of strikes

Public workers continued their third day of limited strikes on Friday, as employees in Frankfurt and Saarbrücken walked off their jobs in an ongoing labour dispute.

British airman killed in avalanche during training

British airman killed in avalanche during training

A British airman died Thursday after being hit by an avalanche while skiing in Germany as part of a training exercise, defence officials said.

Löw contract extension hits snag

Löw contract extension hits snag

Negotiations over Germany coach Joachim Löw's contract extension have been postponed until after the World Cup finals, the German Football Federation (DFB) announced on Thursday.