German scientists help find Egyptian mummy’s mommy

German scientists help find Egyptian mummy’s mommy

German scientists have helped uncover the unspectacular truth about the glorious Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun: he was a weak, club-footed, malaria-infected son of an incestuous relationship between brother and sister.

Number of Germans living in poverty surges

Number of Germans living in poverty surges

The ranks of the poor in Germany have swelled over the past decade, as a study released on Wednesday showed more than 11 million people living in poverty.

Lidl pushes for retail minimum wage

Lidl pushes for retail minimum wage

Grocery discounter Lidl is making an unexpected pitch for the introduction of a minimum wage in the retail sector, business daily Financial Times Deutschland reported Wednesday.

Soviet soldier in famous Reichstag photo dies

Soviet soldier in famous Reichstag photo dies

One of three Red Army soldiers in a famed 1945 photograph that depicts the Soviet flag being lifted over Berlin's Reichstag has died at age 93, Russian officials said on Wednesday.

Less but better: Design according to Dieter Rams

Less but better: Design according to Dieter Rams

Legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams has always focused on doing ‘less but better’ – a credo David Sharp found he even applied to a rare interview with The Local.

Horde of ‘Vikings’ attacks home in Bavaria, injuring four

Horde of ‘Vikings’ attacks home in Bavaria, injuring four

Police are calling for witnesses on Wednesday after a horde of people dressed as Vikings attacked a family home in Bavaria, injuring a woman and three children, a spokesperson told The Local.

Lufthansa pilots to strike

Lufthansa pilots to strike

Lufthansa pilots on Wednesday voted for what could become the biggest strike to hit the German airline since 2001, when a series of stoppages caused chaos for thousands of passengers.

Business confidence buoyant for 2010

Business confidence buoyant for 2010

German business confidence is climbing, with companies more optimistic about the economy than they were at the end of last year, a poll released Wednesday has found.

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

Boisterous Westerwelle still shedding popularity

German Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle’s fiery rhetoric over welfare has failed to turn around his slide in popularity, with a poll released Wednesday showing the approval rating of his Free Democrats (FDP) sinking to 7 percent.

Hüfner and Neuner snatch double gold

Hüfner and Neuner snatch double gold

Gold medals snared overnight by luger Tatjana Hüfner and biathlete Magdalena Neuner have shot Germany to the top of the medal tally at the Winter Olympics in Canada.