Greek crisis unlikely to deter German tourists

Greek crisis unlikely to deter German tourists

The economic and fiscal crisis engulfing Greece will not prevent hordes of German holidaymakers flocking there this year, the head of Germany's tourism board predicted Tuesday.

Dr. Dot: Building an empire one massage at a time

Dr. Dot: Building an empire one massage at a time

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Dot Stein, the Berlin-based masseuse to the stars and saucy sex columnist better known as Dr. Dot.

Prince Ernst August fined €200,000 for slap attack

Prince Ernst August fined €200,000 for slap attack

A German court fined Princess Caroline of Monaco's husband, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, €200,000 on Tuesday for causing actual bodily harm to a hotel manager.

Litigious woman fails to prove atom-smasher will end world

Litigious woman fails to prove atom-smasher will end world

A German woman fearing that Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole failed on Tuesday in her court attempt to halt the world's most powerful scientific atom-smasher.

Cindy Crawford’s blackmailer receives two years in prison

Cindy Crawford’s blackmailer receives two years in prison

A German court jailed a 26-year-old man for two years on Tuesday for trying to blackmail Cindy Crawford out of €100,000 with a photo of the former model’s young daughter gagged and bound to a chair.

Germans jailed for crashing Oscars

Germans jailed for crashing Oscars

Nine German men have reportedly been arrested after trying to crash the Academy Awards with fake red carpet passes.

Turkish culture club firebombed in Münster

Turkish culture club firebombed in Münster

Three days after an attack on the Turkish consulate in Münster, unknown perpetrators have firebombed a Turkish culture club in the same northern German city, police reported on Tuesday.

Police looking for fifth suspect in poker tournament heist

Police looking for fifth suspect in poker tournament heist

Police said on Tuesday that they are looking for a fifth suspect in their investigation of the spectacular robbery of a high stakes poker tournament at one of Berlin’s fanciest hotels over the weekend.

Germany and France look to rein in speculative trading

Germany and France look to rein in speculative trading

Germany and France are moving to curb or even ban the use of certain financial derivatives in the wake of the Greek debt crisis, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday.

Airbus boss slams US over ‘biased’ military tanker tender

Airbus boss slams US over ‘biased’ military tanker tender

The German head of the European plane maker Airbus on Tuesday accused the US government of partiality in its tender for military tankers after Airbus and US partner Northrop Grumman threw in the towel.

Deutsche Post returns to profit in 2009

Deutsche Post returns to profit in 2009

German logistics giant Deutsche Post said Tuesday that it swung back into the black last year, following a massive 2008 loss, and was in good shape for 2010.

Minister calls for abuse compensation

Minister calls for abuse compensation

Pressure was mounting on Germany's Catholic Church to offer compensation to sexual abuse victims Tuesday, as Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger called for ''a piece of justice'' for victims.

Schumi revved up and ready to go

Schumi revved up and ready to go

On the eve of his comeback, Michael Schumacher admits he may not win Sunday's opening race of the 2010 Formula One campaign, but expects to be in contention for an eighth world title at season's end.