Czechs probe massacre of Sudeten Germans

Czechs probe massacre of Sudeten Germans

Czech police have launched an investigation into the May 1945 killing of more than a dozen German-speaking civilians, after the discovery of a World War II-era grave, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Brazil irked by illegal trash from Hamburg

Brazil irked by illegal trash from Hamburg

Brazilian authorities have seized a ship with loads of rubbish shipped illegally from Hamburg in the country’s southern port of Rio Grande.

Another kind of Bavarian brew

Another kind of Bavarian brew

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including the atypical Bavarian tipple known as SLYRS Whisky.

Banks at odds over max ATM fees

Banks at odds over max ATM fees

German banks continue to bicker over how to meet federal regulator demands to reduce exorbitant cash machine fees by August 31, a media report said on Wednesday.

Bavaria mourns adored Green party figure after double tragedy

Bavaria mourns adored Green party figure after double tragedy

Tributes flowed on Wednesday for the widely admired Bavarian Green party politician Sepp Daxenberger, who died of cancer during the night, just three days after his wife succumbed to the same illness.

Top-up health fee dodgers face hefty fines

Top-up health fee dodgers face hefty fines

People who refuse to pay additional top-up money to their statutory health insurer face fines of up to €225 under reforms being considered by the federal government, media reported Wednesday.

Regensburg waiters unite in refusing service to neo-Nazis

Regensburg waiters unite in refusing service to neo-Nazis

Dozens of restaurants and bars in the Bavarian city of Regensburg have joined forces to begin a new initiative to refuse service to neo-Nazis after a violent right-wing attack on one of their own, the group said this week.

SPD buries hatchet over pension age hike policy

SPD buries hatchet over pension age hike policy

The two top Social Democrats, chairman Sigmar Gabriel and parliamentary leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier, have reached a compromise after months of battling over the question of raising the retirement age, media reported Wednesday.

Sylt authorities suspect arson as fires continue

Sylt authorities suspect arson as fires continue

After fire fighters put out three new blazes overnight, police said Wednesday that they suspect arson in a rash of fires across the northern German island of Sylt.

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

Merkel’s conservatives slip behind Social Democrats for the first time

After months in which the government’s poll figures have slid seemingly inexorably, the ruling Christian Democrats face a fresh abasement – they have fallen below their rivals the Social Democrats for the first time since Chancellor Angela Merkel was elected in 2005.

German woman stabbed to death at Caribbean resort

German woman stabbed to death at Caribbean resort

Mexican police have confirmed the discovery of the naked body of a German woman, bearing marks of a sharp weapon, in a house in the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen, justice officials said Tuesday.

Cabinet to consider tougher Street View rules

Cabinet to consider tougher Street View rules

Coalition politicians are demanding Google be forced to gather residents’ consent to have their homes photographed for Street View rather than wait for them to object, as cabinet prepared Wednesday to discuss changes to the law.