2010 Porsche Cayenne: Leaner, meaner and greener

2010 Porsche Cayenne: Leaner, meaner and greener

For the first installment of The Local’s new series “Abgefahren,” we test out the completely new Porsche Cayenne. This time around, the Stuttgart-based luxury carmaker is even offering its sporty SUV as a hybrid.

Neo-Nazi clothing label Thor Steinar sues satirical copycat

Neo-Nazi clothing label Thor Steinar sues satirical copycat

German clothing brand Thor Steinar – a known favourite among neo-Nazis – is suing satirical copycat label “Storch Heinar” for libel and violating trademark laws.

Founding Germany’s new digital republic

Founding Germany’s new digital republic

As hoards of bloggers descended on Berlin for the re:publica digital social networking conference this week, Sabine Devins explored what the event’s success says about Germany's online presence.

Lufthansa not insured against volcano impact

Lufthansa not insured against volcano impact

Europe’s largest airline Lufthansa is not insured against the financial fallout of the volcanic ash cutting off air traffic to much of northern Europe, the company said on Friday.

Holocaust-denying bishop Williamson sentenced to fine

Holocaust-denying bishop Williamson sentenced to fine

Renegade British Catholic bishop Richard Williamson was fined €10,000 by a German court Friday for Holocaust denial in a case that has deeply embarrassed the Vatican.

Ash cloud forces Merkel to overnight in Lisbon

Ash cloud forces Merkel to overnight in Lisbon

The giant cloud of volcanic ash disrupting air traffic across Europe has prevented German Chancellor Angela Merkel from getting home on time Friday from her US tour, a government spokesperson said. She will now spend the night in Lisbon.

Munich closure to ground German air travel

Munich closure to ground German air travel

Munich was the final major German airport to close on Friday evening, after volcanic ash from Iceland halted air traffic across the country. Lufthansa announced it was grounding all flights until noon Saturday.

Bayern’s Demichelis relishing title race with Schalke

Bayern’s Demichelis relishing title race with Schalke

Bayern Munich defender Martin Demichelis says he is relishing the league leaders' title race with Bundesliga rivals Schalke 04 chasing their first league crown since 1958.

Sunny spring weather expected for the weekend

Sunny spring weather expected for the weekend

Following the chilly weather of the last week, high pressure system “Micha” will create sunny springtime conditions across much of Germany this weekend, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Merkel firm on Afghan mission despite deaths

Merkel firm on Afghan mission despite deaths

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her understanding for those who doubt her country’s involvement in NATO's Afghanistan mission following the death of four soldiers on Thursday, but said she stands behind the deployment.