Environment ministers gather in Bonn to save climate talks

Environment ministers gather in Bonn to save climate talks

More than three dozen environment ministers are to meet near Bonn this weekend in a bid to revive global climate talks left mangled and moribund after the UN summit in Copenhagen.

Facing a century: 100 German portraits

Facing a century: 100 German portraits

A new book of portraits features the storied faces and fascinating tales of 100 German centenarians who participated in a genetics study. Kristen Allen spoke with photographer Andreas Labes about putting a human face on science.

Police save 15-year-old girl from forced marriage

Police save 15-year-old girl from forced marriage

Police saved a 15-year-old Hamburg girl from a forced marriage this week, freeing her from the family home of her husband-to-be, a spokesman told The Local on Friday.

Schäuble to urge banks to join Greek bailout

Schäuble to urge banks to join Greek bailout

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants to meet over the weekend with private German bank directors to encourage them to contribute to a Greek financial rescue plan, a press report said on Friday.

‘Die Fremde’ takes top honours at Tribeca Film Festival

‘Die Fremde’ takes top honours at Tribeca Film Festival

New German film “Die Fremde,” or “When We Leave,” took home two top awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress on Thursday night at the ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Retailer Metro’s profits edge higher as economy improves

Retailer Metro’s profits edge higher as economy improves

Germany's third largest global retail chain Metro said Friday that its first quarter sales and pre-tax profit edged higher owing to a pick-up in many of its markets.

Pensioner fined €14,000 for ‘ass bombing’ pool

Pensioner fined €14,000 for ‘ass bombing’ pool

A pensioner from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has reportedly been fined €14,000 for repeatedly doing Arschbomben, or “ass bombs,” the German equivalent of cannonballs, at a public swimming pool.

Upping the Antifa: Leftist riots feared for May Day

Upping the Antifa: Leftist riots feared for May Day

A recent surge in politically motivated violence by leftist radicals has German authorities holding their breath ahead of May 1, the traditional day of worker protest. David Wroe reports on the simmering anger on the far left.

Teen expelled from Catholic school for leaving Church

Teen expelled from Catholic school for leaving Church

A 17-year-old girl has been expelled from her Catholic high school in the Bavarian town of Illertissen because she chose to leave the Church.

Bayern Munich edges toward treble dream

Bayern Munich edges toward treble dream

Bayern Munich hope to take another step closer to a historic treble on Saturday when they face relegation-threatened Bochum in the Bundesliga.