Germany demands Israel address Hamas killing

Germany demands Israel address Hamas killing

Germany on Thursday demanded an explanation from Israel over the killing of a Hamas chief in Dubai by suspected Mossad agents using European passports.

Motoring past the mainstream

Motoring past the mainstream

In the short space of five years, MotorFM has established itself as one of Germany’s most innovative radio stations. The Local spoke with founders Mona Rübsamen and Markus Kühn about broadcasting in the internet age.

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

‘Marie’ and ‘Maximilian’ top Germany’s 2009 baby name list

Two long-time favourites, Marie and Maximilian, once again topped the list of last year’s most popular baby names in Germany, the Society for German Language reported on Thursday.

Two women implicated in Catholic school sex abuse scandal

Two women implicated in Catholic school sex abuse scandal

Allegations of sexual abuse at Catholic schools in Germany continued to spread on Thursday, with former students stepping forward to implicate two female authority figures.

School attack leaves teacher dead

School attack leaves teacher dead

A former student is suspected of stabbing a teacher to death at a vocational school in Ludwigshafen on Thursday, but the police said a quick evacuation of the facility likely avoided a wider bloodbath.

Daimler posts dramatic loss for 2009

Daimler posts dramatic loss for 2009

German auto giant Daimler suffered a sharp loss last year that surprised markets Thursday and pushed its share price lower as the group reported results from one of the auto sector's most challenging years.

Golden Bear contender focuses on Muslims in crisis

Golden Bear contender focuses on Muslims in crisis

The debut feature of an Afghan-German director has joined the running for the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, one of a clutch of features taking a fresh look at Islam at this year's event.

EasyJet strike in Berlin causes cancellations

EasyJet strike in Berlin causes cancellations

Cabin staff and crew for budget airline easyJet went on strike at Berlin's Schönefeld Airport on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of at least seven flights.

What’s on in Germany: February 18 – 24

What’s on in Germany: February 18 – 24

This week's highlights: Shaolin monks in Munich, experimental film in Berlin, and an exhibition of sacred Himalayan art opens in Cologne.

Merkel chides banks for role in Greek crisis

Merkel chides banks for role in Greek crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken an impassioned swipe at banks, saying it would be a "scandal" if it were proved they had helped Greece massage its statistics, prompting a major crisis.

Luge winner Möller breaks tooth on silver medal

Luge winner Möller breaks tooth on silver medal

David Möller, Germany’s silver medallist in the men’s singles luge, is reportedly looking for a dentist appointment after breaking his tooth by biting into his shiny prize.

Bayern beats Fiorentina with controversial Klose strike

Bayern beats Fiorentina with controversial Klose strike

Bayern Munich took a slender 2-1 lead into their Champions League last-16 second leg against Fiorentina after a controversial Miroslav Klose goal handed the German giants a 13th straight win.

Metalworkers’ union reaches wage deal

Metalworkers’ union reaches wage deal

Metalworkers’ union IG Metall reached a provisional agreement with employers on Thursday after lengthy negotiations for some 700,000 workers in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.