Scientists find ‘oldest’ dog remains

Scientists find ‘oldest’ dog remains

German scientists have found that fragments of a dog's skull and teeth discovered in a cave in Switzerland date back more than 14,000 years in what could be the oldest known remains of man's best friend.

Brüderle says Germany to sell Commerzbank stake in three years

Brüderle says Germany to sell Commerzbank stake in three years

Germany hopes to sells its multi-billion-euro stake in Commerzbank "within three years at the latest," Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said on Monday.

The Local launches new mobile site

The Local launches new mobile site

Want to stay informed about what's going on in Germany while on the move? Check out The Local's new mobile edition, allowing you to read our news, features and analysis easily on your phone.

Sauerland won’t jump, but will be pushed

Sauerland won’t jump, but will be pushed

Duisburg’s embattled Mayor Adolf Sauerland is planning to have himself voted out by the city council – rather than resigning – over the Love Parade tragedy that left 21 people dead.

Politicians at odds over unemployment reforms

Politicians at odds over unemployment reforms

Germany’s ruling centre-right coalition, along with the opposition and social organisations, began bickering on Monday over proposed reforms to the country’s Hartz IV unemployment benefits that could lead to increased payments.

Justice minister moots tougher telemarketing law

Justice minister moots tougher telemarketing law

Telemarketing firms are flouting a law against making unwanted sales calls, prompting Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger to announce Monday she was considering toughening the rules.

Grey skies and sultry weather ahead

Grey skies and sultry weather ahead

A grey – though not cold – week ahead will bring some storms and showers along with cooler nights and daytime temperatures in the low to mid-20s, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported Monday.

End of vacation traffic fills train to 200 percent capacity

End of vacation traffic fills train to 200 percent capacity

More than 120 Deutsche Bahn passengers were forced to disembark from a train in Osnabrück on Sunday that was filled to up to double its capacity and could not go on, the national rail provider said.

Merkel blasts economy minister’s plan to recruit skilled migrants

Merkel blasts economy minister’s plan to recruit skilled migrants

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Federal Employment Agency on Monday rejected an Economy Ministry proposal to accelerate recruitment for skilled migrants, saying Germany should focus on its own potential instead.

German women take home U-20 World Cup

German women take home U-20 World Cup

Germany’s under-20 women’s football team took home the FIFA World Cup on Sunday for the second time after a 2:0 victory over Nigeria in Bielefeld that completed an undefeated tournament.