Berlin begins jockeying for top ECB job

Berlin begins jockeying for top ECB job

Germany on Monday appeared likely to step up its campaign to make Bundesbank chief Axel Weber the next European Central Bank president, as eurozone ministers met to decide on the ECB's vice president.

MAN industrial group posts 2009 loss

MAN industrial group posts 2009 loss

The German industrial group MAN swung to a net loss last year owing to exceptional items, but remained profitable at the operating level, it said on Monday.

Karneval floats feature giant Obama, naked Merkel and zombie bankers

Karneval floats feature giant Obama, naked Merkel and zombie bankers

Huge effigies of US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and zombie bankers starred in Karneval parades across the Rhineland on Monday.

Thieves steal road salt as harsh winter depletes supply

Thieves steal road salt as harsh winter depletes supply

The exceptionally harsh winter this year has spurred enterprising criminals in Lower Saxony to steal a tonne of road salt, a police spokesperson told The Local on Monday.

Bob Edwards: From US soldier to musical maestro

Bob Edwards: From US soldier to musical maestro

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Bob Edwards, a former US soldier who has conducted his way to the top of the country’s musical scene.

Catholic school sex abuse scandal widens

Catholic school sex abuse scandal widens

A scandal over sexual abuse by Jesuit priests at an elite Berlin school in the 1970s and 80s widened on Monday as the college's rector said he expected more than 100 victims to come forward.

Terrified tax dodgers turning themselves in

Terrified tax dodgers turning themselves in

The number of tax dodgers turning themselves in has reportedly risen dramatically in recent days, following the German government’s decision to purchase stolen bank data on secret Swiss accounts.

Organised crime may have caused Cologne archive collapse

Organised crime may have caused Cologne archive collapse

Suspicion that organised crime may have been behind the deadly collapse of Cologne’s city archive grew on Monday as more falsified building protocols emerged.

Rescuers locate remains at small plane crash in Saxony

Rescuers locate remains at small plane crash in Saxony

Rescue workers on Monday located human remains and identification papers following the crash of a small airplane in Saxony near the Czech border.

Germany takes gold and silver in men’s luge

Germany takes gold and silver in men’s luge

Felix Loch won Winter Olympics gold in the men's singles luge on Sunday to lead a German 1-2 with compatriot David Möller finishing second and Italy's Armin Zöggeler third.