Ministry slams defective Tiger attack helicopter

Ministry slams defective Tiger attack helicopter

The German Defence Ministry on Tuesday slammed "serious defects" in the Tiger attack helicopter that were keeping them from being deployed in combat operations in Afghanistan.

U2’s Bono leaves Munich hospital after temporary ‘paralysis’

U2’s Bono leaves Munich hospital after temporary ‘paralysis’

U2 said Tuesday frontman Bono had been released from a Munich hospital after emergency back surgery for temporary "paralysis," forcing the cancellation of the band's US tour and its Glastonbury Festival gig.

Misha Aster: A cultural historian

Misha Aster: A cultural historian

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Misha Aster, a Canadian cultural historian in Berlin.

Bus driver fired for tying boy to seat

Bus driver fired for tying boy to seat

A public bus driver was fired from his job on Tuesday and is under investigation by police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia after he tied a rambunctious nine-year-old boy to a bus seat last week.

Injury sidelines midfielder Träsch for World Cup

Injury sidelines midfielder Träsch for World Cup

Midfielder Christian Träsch joined Michael Ballack on the German national team’s casualty list Tuesday when he was ruled out of next month's World Cup with an ankle injury, the German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed.

Volkswagen snaps up Italian car designer

Volkswagen snaps up Italian car designer

Europe's biggest auto maker, Volkswagen, said Tuesday it would buy the Italian group that designed its first Golf model for an undisclosed amount.

Claudia Schiffer names baby daughter Cosima Violet

Claudia Schiffer names baby daughter Cosima Violet

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer on Tuesday revealed the name of her newborn child: Cosima Violet Vaughn Drummond.

States reportedly set to grant Opel aid

States reportedly set to grant Opel aid

Three German states home to Opel factories are reportedly set to grant requested financial guarantees, but the carmaker's parent group GM is still waiting for word on similar aid from the federal government.

Warring bikers decide to play nice

Warring bikers decide to play nice

As authorities increase pressure on German biker gangs amid an escalating turf war, the two main groups - the Hells Angels and the Bandidos - have forged a truce, a media report said on Tuesday.

Hessian premier Roland Koch to resign

Hessian premier Roland Koch to resign

Roland Koch, the conservative premier of the German state of Hesse, said on Tuesday he would step down this summer and leave politics.

Brandenburg braces for floods

Brandenburg braces for floods

Dikes along Germany's eastern Oder River are strong enough to handle approaching floodwaters from Poland, but the situation remains tense, the Brandenburg environmental authority said on Tuesday.

One dead after tornado hits eastern states

One dead after tornado hits eastern states

Saxony and Brandenburg began cleaning up on Tuesday morning after severe weather and a tornado tore through the two eastern German states on Monday evening, killing a young girl, injuring 38 and causing major property damage.

Merkel begins Gulf tour in Abu Dhabi

Merkel begins Gulf tour in Abu Dhabi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Abu Dhabi for the first leg of a four-nation Gulf tour and promptly signed a series of accords, including on hydrocarbon sector cooperation.