Auto sales plunge but exports surge

Auto sales plunge but exports surge

German car sales plunged by 27 percent in March on a 12-month comparison but exports climbed owing to a rebound of global markets, figures from the VDA auto federation showed on Tuesday.

Sharing the steering wheel

Sharing the steering wheel

Germany might be a car-crazy country, but it can also be a prohibitively expensive place to have your own ride. Rhea Wessel reports on the growing interest in car-sharing services.

Politician moots dog-poop patrol for welfare recipients

Politician moots dog-poop patrol for welfare recipients

Berlin residents receiving Germany’s Hartz IV welfare benefits should be made to enforce dog poop rules, Green party city parliamentarian Claudia Hämmerling said on Tuesday.

Women arrested in UK for trying to get corpse on flight to Berlin

Women arrested in UK for trying to get corpse on flight to Berlin

Two women have been arrested at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport on suspicion of trying to smuggle their dead German relative onto a flight to Berlin, Greater Manchester police confirmed to The Local on Tuesday.

Germany’s humour crisis

Germany’s humour crisis

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British newspaper The Times, laments the lack of laughs on German television.

Daimler and Renault set to partner on small cars

Daimler and Renault set to partner on small cars

French carmaker Renault was expected Tuesday to approve a new partnership with Germany's Daimler to exchange capital and to share know-how in building smaller cars.

Hamburg police search for car arsonists after fiery weekend

Hamburg police search for car arsonists after fiery weekend

Hamburg police on Tuesday were searching for suspected left-wing arsonists who destroyed 10 parked vehicles early in the morning, as part of a continuing car-burning spree in the northern German port city.

Bloodshed sparks row over Afghan strategy

Bloodshed sparks row over Afghan strategy

German politicians argued on Tuesday over military policy in Afghanistan and whether the Bundeswehr is being properly outfitted and trained following a deadly weekend of fighting for troops in the Kunduz region.

Four German hikers found alive after three days in snow

Four German hikers found alive after three days in snow

Four German hikers have been found alive in the Austrian mountains after getting lost for three days at high altitude, police in the Tyrol region reported on Tuesday morning.

Warm spring weather expected as short work week begins

Warm spring weather expected as short work week begins

Just as the long Easter weekend is over, sunshine and warm temperatures are expected across much of the country, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Tuesday.

Dutch rescue German ship from pirates

Dutch rescue German ship from pirates

The Dutch navy has freed a German cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia and arrested 10 of the attackers, the Dutch defence ministry announced late on Monday.