Jimmy Andrew: From Scottish miner to Ruhr fitness mogul

Jimmy Andrew: From Scottish miner to Ruhr fitness mogul

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Jimmy Andrew from Pulse Fitness. Michael Woodhead catches up with the Scottish entrepreneur behind a growing health empire.

New monument to honour Russia’s Catherine the Great

New monument to honour Russia’s Catherine the Great

The eastern German town of Zerbst is set to gain the country's first monument honouring Russian Empress Catherine the Great after a tenacious two-decade campaign.

Germany jumpstarts electric car initiative

Germany jumpstarts electric car initiative

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday kicked off an ambitious initiative to put one million electric cars on Germany’s streets in the next decade.

Police call for parliament speaker to resign after neo-Nazi protest

Police call for parliament speaker to resign after neo-Nazi protest

The German Police Union (DPoIG) on Monday called for deputy speaker of the German parliament Wolfgang Thierse to step down after he allegedly broke the law by participating in a blockade against a neo-Nazi march on Saturday.

Merkel backs Greece but demands change

Merkel backs Greece but demands change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Monday for sweeping changes to the way the deficits of euro area countries are managed as her cabinet approved an unpopular multi-billion-euro aid package for Greece.

German Islamist said killed in Pakistan

German Islamist said killed in Pakistan

German Islamist terrorist Eric Breininger has reportedly been killed in a battle against Pakistani soldiers in the Waziristan region, a media report said on Monday.

Löw passes up Kuranyi for World Cup squad

Löw passes up Kuranyi for World Cup squad

Germany coach Joachim Löw will not be selecting Schalke 04 striker Kevin Kuranyi for this summer's World Cup, the German football federation announced on Monday.

Banks and insurers could lend Greece €1 billion

Banks and insurers could lend Greece €1 billion

Deutsche Bank and insurers Allianz and Munich Re could lend Greece €1 billion ($1.3 billion) on the same terms as a EU-IMF bailout package, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Monday.

Man marries his dying cat

Man marries his dying cat

A man from the eastern Germany state of Saxony man is so in love with his ailing cat that he has reportedly married her.

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

Just a week ahead of crucial state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia the conservative Christian Democrats are under investigation following fresh accusations of illegal party donations, a party member confirmed on Monday.

Merkel urges trust in next round of climate talks

Merkel urges trust in next round of climate talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday urged world environment ministers "to find a basis of trust" before the next UN meet in Cancun, recalling the near-collapse of the Copenhagen climate summit.