Germany’s young Turk Özil sinks Turkey

Germany’s young Turk Özil sinks Turkey

Germany's young playmaker Mesut Özil scored in his side's 3-0 win over Turkey in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier to keep Joachim Löw's side top of Group A with three straight wins.

Neo-Nazi caught coaching youth football despite club ban

Neo-Nazi caught coaching youth football despite club ban

A children’s football coach suspended from his club in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt for his membership in the neo-Nazi NPD party has defied the ban and is back on the pitch, according to media reports on Friday.

BMW and Daimler sales surge

BMW and Daimler sales surge

German groups BMW and Daimler, the world's leading luxury car makers, said Friday that September sales roared higher, powered by the US and Chinese markets, and added that the outlook for the rest of 2010 was bright too.

Germany asks China to release Nobel laureate

Germany asks China to release Nobel laureate

Germany on Friday urged China to free jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo to allow him to attend the award ceremony for his 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

MPs allowed iPads in Bundestag

MPs allowed iPads in Bundestag

Laptops are not allowed in German parliamentary debates because they create a visual obstruction, but now lawmakers have been granted permission to use Apple iPads and other tablet PCs on the floor of the Bundestag, a media report said Friday.

‘My two-year-old speaks more German than I do’

‘My two-year-old speaks more German than I do’

The Local’s series "The New Berliners" explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the third installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with the Palestinian butcher Nasser Ayyade.

O2 cuts 1,100 jobs

O2 cuts 1,100 jobs

The German unit telecommunications firm Telefonica O2 announced on Friday it would lay off for more than 1,100 employees following its recent takeover of rival internet service provider Alice.

Schools must curb immigrant pupils’ anti-German attitudes, Böhmer says

Schools must curb immigrant pupils’ anti-German attitudes, Böhmer says

City officials in Berlin must take action against anti-German views among students with immigrant backgrounds, Germany’s commissioner for integration Maria Böhmer said on Friday.

Stuttgart 21 mediation questioned after flap

Stuttgart 21 mediation questioned after flap

Baden-Württemberg politicians squabbled Friday over whether they can resolve the growing tension over the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project. The bickering followed a mediator’s disputed announcement that construction would be halted.

Sunny but crisp autumn weekend ahead

Sunny but crisp autumn weekend ahead

A high-pressure system is on its way to Germany, bringing sunshine for a crisp and bright autumn weekend, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

Löw wary of fit and rested Turkish team

Löw wary of fit and rested Turkish team

Germany coach Joachim Löw has admitted he is wary of Turkey ahead of Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier and compared Guus Hiddink's side to Bundesliga surprise package Mainz.