Brake problem sparks BMW motorcycle recall

Brake problem sparks BMW motorcycle recall

German luxury automaker BMW on Tuesday launched a global recall of 122,000 motorcycles owing to front brake problems.

Merkel tells Club Med not to expect cash transfers

Merkel tells Club Med not to expect cash transfers

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that the European Union must be about more than just a system for transferring wealth from richer members to their struggling partners.

Investor confidence falters but eurozone locomotive chugs on

Investor confidence falters but eurozone locomotive chugs on

German investor confidence has fallen, a key survey showed Tuesday, but Europe's biggest economy should chug along a little longer as EU leaders try to get the crisis-hit eurozone back on track.

Ballack lawyer targets Boateng

Ballack lawyer targets Boateng

A lawyer for Chelsea star Michael Ballack said he intends lodging a complaint against Portsmouth's Kevin-Prince Boateng for the "intentional" tackle which ended the Germany captain's World Cup hopes.

Schäuble warns Britain over hedge fund rules

Schäuble warns Britain over hedge fund rules

Germany and its European partners warned Britain's new finance minister on Tuesday that if he wants to make his way in Brussels he will have to accept greater hedge fund regulation.

Porsche driver abducts child after dandelion attack

Porsche driver abducts child after dandelion attack

A 47-year-old man is under investigation for abducting a young boy and hauling him to a police station for throwing dandelions at his Porsche, Lower Saxony police reported on Tuesday.

German media roundup: Ballack’s football tragedy

German media roundup: Ballack’s football tragedy

German football fans are in shock after hearing captain Michael Ballack’s injury will keep him from playing in this summer’s World Cup. Newspapers in The Local’s media roundup try to put things in perspective.

Rain likely until holiday weekend

Rain likely until holiday weekend

The unusually cool and soggy weather that has plagued Germany in recent weeks is likely to continue until the upcoming holiday weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Tuesday.

Chinese hurl ‘Nazi’ epithets at German Expo pavilion in Shanghai

Chinese hurl ‘Nazi’ epithets at German Expo pavilion in Shanghai

Long waits at Germany’s Expo 2010 pavilion in Shanghai reportedly have Chinese guests brawling and hurling “Nazi” insults.

Coalition agrees on future of compulsory community service

Coalition agrees on future of compulsory community service

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition has agreed on the future of compulsory community service for young men who opt out of military conscription, a media report said on Tuesday.

Kidnapped German girls rescued in Yemen

Kidnapped German girls rescued in Yemen

Saudi security forces have freed two German girls kidnapped with their brother and parents in Yemen last year in an apparent cross-border military operation, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Former MP Tauss faces court on child porn charges

Former MP Tauss faces court on child porn charges

Former Social Democratic parliamentarian Jörg Tauss will face a Karlsruhe district court on Tuesday on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography.