Fashion goes green in Berlin

Fashion goes green in Berlin

Berlin might not be able to compete with fashion centres like Paris, London and New York, but as Emma Duester reports, some at the city’s Fashion Week are hoping to make the industry a little bit greener.

Storm leaves two dead and several injured

Storm leaves two dead and several injured

A storm front hitting western Germany on Monday afternoon left two people dead and several injured as winds and thunderstorms followed a brutal heat wave.

Airbus reportedly slashes price to win US military tanker project

Airbus reportedly slashes price to win US military tanker project

European aerospace giant Airbus has cut its prices in a bid to win a fight with US rival Boeing for a $40-billion US Air Force tanker contract, a German business daily reported on Monday.

Ballack’s agent brands national players ‘queers’

Ballack’s agent brands national players ‘queers’

Footballer Michael Ballack’s agent has sparked controversy by reportedly launching a bizarre homophobic attack on the German national team, branding unnamed players a “bunch of queers.”

Europe’s oldest elephant dies at Stuttgart zoo

Europe’s oldest elephant dies at Stuttgart zoo

Stuttgart's Wilhelma zoo on Monday was mourning the death of Vilja, the oldest elephant in Europe, after the 61-year-old cow passed away this weekend.

Minister calls for internet code of conduct

Minister calls for internet code of conduct

Germany's consumer minister, who vowed to delete her Facebook account in protest at the networking site's privacy policies, called Monday for an Internet "honour code" to protect personal data.

As German as Özil and Boateng

As German as Özil and Boateng

Germany can be proud of its multicultural football team and how it's helping change the country's national identity, writes The Local's Marc Young. But sport alone won't be enough.

SEB sells German retail banking to Santander

SEB sells German retail banking to Santander

Swedish bank SEB said on Monday it had signed an agreement to sell its German retail banking business to Santander, the biggest Spanish bank, for €555 million ($698 million).

The final World Cup roundup

The final World Cup roundup

The Local’s World Cup blog offers an outsider’s perspective on German football as Die Mannschaft goes for third-place glory in South Africa. Don’t miss our final roundup!

Müller snares golden boot as top scorer

Müller snares golden boot as top scorer

Germany's 20-year-old midfielder Thomas Müller has captured the “gold boot” award as the top goal-scorer at the World Cup in South Africa. He was also recognised as “best young player.”

TV news anchor Seibert to become Merkel’s spokesman

TV news anchor Seibert to become Merkel’s spokesman

Steffen Seibert, the popular television news anchor for ZDF set to become the new face of the centre-right coalition as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief spokesman, faces a baptism of fire, former colleagues and media experts have warned.

Paul the prophetic octopus retires with perfect record

Paul the prophetic octopus retires with perfect record

Salty soothsayer Paul, the "psychic" octopus, finished the World Cup with a flawless record as Spain's 1-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday's final leaves him with eight perfect predictions.

Police probe Deutsche Bahn over horror heat

Police probe Deutsche Bahn over horror heat

Federal police are investigating rail operator Deutsche Bahn for a weekend incident in which the failure of air-conditioning sent temperatures on a train soaring to 50 degrees Celsius and left nine people in the hospital.