Archbishop investigated for abetting sex abuse

Archbishop investigated for abetting sex abuse

Prosecutors said Wednesday they were investigating Germany's top archbishop on suspicion of abetting child abuse, in the case of a man who said he was molested in the 1960s with the clergyman's knowledge.

Deutsche Bank glitch hits Japanese bourses

Deutsche Bank glitch hits Japanese bourses

Deutsche Securities said Wednesday it mistakenly placed sell orders worth ¥16.7 trillion ($182 billion) at Japan's second largest bourse due to a software glitch.

Baring all at the OB/GYN

Baring all at the OB/GYN

Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The Local's new series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows expectant mum Sabine Devins as she negotiates the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany.

German among wounded in Israeli sea attack

German among wounded in Israeli sea attack

A German man is among the dozens injured earlier this week when Israeli commandos raided a Free Gaza movement flotilla in international waters, officials announced Wednesday.

Germany is getting fatter

Germany is getting fatter

Germans are getting fatter, official figures showed on Wednesday, with 51 percent of adults in Europe's most populous country now considered overweight.

Feisty ‘literature pope’ Reich-Ranicki turns 90

Feisty ‘literature pope’ Reich-Ranicki turns 90

Germany’s most famous literature critic, feisty Marcel Reich-Ranicki, known as the country's “literature pope,” celebrated his 90th birthday on Wednesday.

Cabinet backs wider ban on naked short trading

Cabinet backs wider ban on naked short trading

Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft law expanding a ban on naked short selling which angered its international partners to include all stocks traded in Germany.

Berlin may delay city palace reconstruction

Berlin may delay city palace reconstruction

Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition is planning to delay the reconstruction of Berlin’s historic royal city palace due to the overstretched national budget, but most Berliners don’t want it back anyway, media reports said on Wednesday.

Germany ranked best for business in Europe

Germany ranked best for business in Europe

Foreign managers view Germany as the most attractive place to do business in Europe, a new poll showed this week.

Defender Beck last man dropped from World Cup squad

Defender Beck last man dropped from World Cup squad

German coach Joachim Löw unveiled his final World Cup squad of 23 players late on Tuesday, with Andreas Beck of Hoffenheim the one man to miss out on the trip to South Africa.

Three killed in WWII bomb explosion

Three killed in WWII bomb explosion

Three members of a bomb squad have been killed and two seriously injured when a World War II bomb they were trying to defuse exploded in Göttingen, police said on Wednesday.

Von der Leyen tipped to become president

Von der Leyen tipped to become president

Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen is shaping up as the likely choice for Germany’s new president, with Chancellor Angela Merkel strongly backing her conservative colleague, media reports said Wednesday.