Former Red Army Faction member Becker indicted

Former Red Army Faction member Becker indicted

Federal prosecutors said Thursday they had indicted Verena Becker, a former member of the far-left West German militant group the Red Army Faction, for complicity in a murder that took place more than 33 years ago.

Green Technologies: Can Germany keep its edge?

Green Technologies: Can Germany keep its edge?

Germany has long been a leader in “green” technologies, but it’s facing growing competition from around the globe. In a special report for The Local, Sally McGrane examines the energy challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Baby hatches turn 10 amid calls for closure

Baby hatches turn 10 amid calls for closure

The first of Germany’s baby hatches, which allow mothers to give up their children anonymously, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday amid continued debate over ethical questions they raise.

David Hasselhoff eyeing musical blitzkrieg on Germany

David Hasselhoff eyeing musical blitzkrieg on Germany

Forever associated with a fleeting pop hit he scored in the euphoria surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall, the US actor and singer David Hasselhoff is hoping an appearance in German television will reignite his musical career.

Bundesbank reportedly wary of Greece bailout

Bundesbank reportedly wary of Greece bailout

Germany's central bank is wary of aid for Greece as envisaged by the European Union and International Monetary Fund, according to an internal note revealed Thursday by a press report.

Escaped cobra found dead

Escaped cobra found dead

A three-week search in North Rhine-Westphalia for an escaped cobra has ended in the death of the venomous snake and costs of more than €100,000.

Hitler may have tried stealing the Shroud of Turin

Hitler may have tried stealing the Shroud of Turin

New research shows that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler may have tried to steal the famous Shroud of Turin, but was thwarted by the Vatican, an Italian media report said this week.

Germans smoking less, but still drinking copiously

Germans smoking less, but still drinking copiously

Fewer ciggies but another beer or two? Germans are smoking less but still drinking plenty of alcohol, according a report published by the DHS centre for addiction studies this week.

Man U’s Fergie petulant after Bayern beating

Man U’s Fergie petulant after Bayern beating

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had a bad case of sour grapes after Bayern Munich turfed his side out of the Champions League, saying the Bavarians had played like “typical Germans” to secure their advance.

Neo-Nazis increase online social network activity for new recruits

Neo-Nazis increase online social network activity for new recruits

Right-wing extremists are increasing their activity on online social networks to reach young people, the Lower Saxony state intelligence service warned on Thursday.

Lufthansa pilots call off planned strike

Lufthansa pilots call off planned strike

Pilots for Europe’s largest airline Lufthansa have called of their threat to strike following an agreement on negotiation guidelines between their union Cockpit and the carrier.

Old WWII bomb shuts down Berlin’s Tegel airport

Old WWII bomb shuts down Berlin’s Tegel airport

Berlin's main international airport Tegel had to briefly halt operations for an hour after a World War II-era bomb was discovered on a building site, officials said.