Love Parade victims offered more aid

Love Parade victims offered more aid

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday said it would support the victims of the Love Parade tragedy in Duisburg with €1 million in immediate aid. Meanwhile the removal of the city's embattled mayor looked less likely.

Bayern’s Robben ruled out for two months after thigh injury

Bayern’s Robben ruled out for two months after thigh injury

German champions Bayern Munich suffered a major blow on Tuesday when star Dutchman and Bundesliga player of last season Arjen Robben was ruled out for two months because of a left thigh injury.

Is Lena in danger of becoming one-hit wonder?

Is Lena in danger of becoming one-hit wonder?

Could Germany’s 2010 Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut become a one-hit wonder? According to a Tuesday media report, sales for her second single “Touch a New Day” have been disappointing.

Top carmakers put the pedal to the metal

Top carmakers put the pedal to the metal

Strong results by BMW on Tuesday demonstrated the recovery by German luxury carmakers this year, with the group reporting a seven-fold leap in quarterly profit that kept it ahead of Audi and Mercedes.

The name game

The name game

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

Greens: Consumers paying €1 billion too much for power

Greens: Consumers paying €1 billion too much for power

German consumers will overpay utility companies €1 billion for their electricity this year, according to a study commissioned by the Green party’s parliamentary group.

Custody rights for unwed fathers strengthened

Custody rights for unwed fathers strengthened

Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the law denying unwed fathers custody rights to their children without the mother’s permission is unconstitutional, opening the way for automatic joint custody.

Legal punishment unlikely for Ameland teen sex abuse suspects

Legal punishment unlikely for Ameland teen sex abuse suspects

Eight teenage boys who have admitted to sexually abusing other younger boys at a summer camp on the island of Ameland last month are unlikely to be arraigned, the Osnabrück state prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

Politicians want car scrapping money back

Politicians want car scrapping money back

In light of the German auto industry’s buoyant earnings, politicians from the ruling coalition suggested Tuesday that the companies repay the money they earned during the government-sponsored “cash for clunkers” stimulus programme in 2009.

Ancient treasures rise again from WWII rubble in Berlin

Ancient treasures rise again from WWII rubble in Berlin

When an incendiary bomb hit in World War II, Berlin's Tell Halaf archaeological museum went up in flames and its 3,000-year-old statues were smashed to smithereens. It has taken nine years of piecemeal work, but 60 artefacts have now risen again, phoenix-like, from 27,000 fragments of stone found in the ruins.