Puma splashes out on sponsorship deal for Bolt

Puma splashes out on sponsorship deal for Bolt

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has renewed his sponsorship contract with German sportswear giant Puma through until the end of 2013, making him the best paid person in athletics.

Catholic priest charged with raping teen girl

Catholic priest charged with raping teen girl

German prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged a Catholic priest with raping an underage girl after a tip-off from a special body set up to combat abuse scandals that have rocked the Church.

Bullet found in man’s head years after drunken New Year’s Eve

Bullet found in man’s head years after drunken New Year’s Eve

A 35-year-old man in North Rhine-Westphalia has lived for the past several years unaware a bullet became lodged in his head one drunken New Year's Eve, police told The Local on Tuesday.

Bavarian cornfield swastika stokes fears of neo-Nazi resurgence

Bavarian cornfield swastika stokes fears of neo-Nazi resurgence

Unknown perpetrators have trampled an enormous swastika into a corn field in the Upper Bavarian municipality of Aßling, and authorities fear it may signal renewed neo-Nazi activity in the region, a media report said this week.

New government ID cards easily hacked

New government ID cards easily hacked

The sensitive personal information found on the new German identification cards with data chips scheduled for nationwide introduction this November can be easily hacked, according to testing done by a TV news show.

‘It would be naïve not to have reservations about helping Pakistan’

‘It would be naïve not to have reservations about helping Pakistan’

Germans have been reluctant to donate to the flood victims in Pakistan. The Local spoke with Shahid Riaz, president of the Pak-German Council for Culture and Democracy, about the need to ditch prejudices and focus on the humanitarian catastrophe.

Landslide clogs traffic in Göttingen

Landslide clogs traffic in Göttingen

There was traffic chaos on the motorways around Göttingen in the state of Lower Saxony following closures forced by a landslide, officials said.

Third baby dies from bacterial exposure

Third baby dies from bacterial exposure

A third baby has died from bacteria-tainted feeding infusions at an infant care unit in Mainz, hospital officials said on Tuesday.

Tornado wallops Hesse

Tornado wallops Hesse

A tornado raged through eastern and central Hesse on Monday evening, causing severe damages estimated to be in the millions of euros, according to the authorities in the state.

Robust economy seen chugging forward

Robust economy seen chugging forward

Domestic consumption and business investment have helped Germany post record growth and raised the chances that Europe's economic engine will keep chugging along this year, economists said on Tuesday.