Amnesty says Germany not probing police abuse

Amnesty says Germany not probing police abuse

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International accused Germany Thursday of failing to probe claims of police abuse and excessive force sufficiently.

German luxury car market shows strong sales

German luxury car market shows strong sales

German premium auto manufacturers Audi, BMW and Mercedes are on a roll and expect sales to remain on track for the rest of the year, they said on Thursday, but the outlook in some key markets is cloudy.

Traditions like smoking are not worth defending

Traditions like smoking are not worth defending

The opponents of Bavaria’s strict smoking ban have lost, just like most people whose arguments are based on tradition rather than reason, argues Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel.

One-quarter of Germans avoiding the internet

One-quarter of Germans avoiding the internet

More than one-quarter of Germans older than 14 do not use the internet, according to a new study presented on Thursday by the federal government agencies and businesses.

Interior minister’s car stolen in Dresden

Interior minister’s car stolen in Dresden

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière’s private car has been stolen in the eastern city of Dresden, police confirmed on Thursday.

German Media Roundup: We’ll be back

German Media Roundup: We’ll be back

Following Germany's disappointing World Cup semi-final defeat to Spain, the newspapers in The Local's media roundup on Thursday praised the country’s young team and vowed they would bounce back.

Deutsche Bahn sacks employees in foreign bribery scandal

Deutsche Bahn sacks employees in foreign bribery scandal

German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn has begun firing employees at their subsidiary DB International following an international corruption scandal, the company said on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: July 8 – 14

What’s on in Germany: July 8 – 14

This Week's Highlights: An underground catwalk in Berlin, free theatre in Munich's English Garden, and Regensburg jazzes it up.

Married father of four ordained as Catholic priest

Married father of four ordained as Catholic priest

A married man was ordained as a Catholic priest in the southern German city of Regensburg this week in a rare exception to the church’s rules of celibacy for men of the cloth, the diocese reported.

Sultry weather to keep everyone sweating

Sultry weather to keep everyone sweating

A new heat wave bringing temperatures up to 37 degrees Celsius and steamy “tropical nights” is set to hit Germany on Thursday and last until early next week, the German Weather Service (DWD) warned.

‘Psychic’ octopus Paul maintains perfect match prediction record

‘Psychic’ octopus Paul maintains perfect match prediction record

It won't come as much of a consolation to heartbroken German fans, but at least Paul, Germany's now world-famous "Octopus oracle," has maintained his perfect record predicting World Cup matches this summer.