Resistance grows to EU treaty rewrite for Berlin

Resistance grows to EU treaty rewrite for Berlin

A German drive to rewrite the European Union treaty suffered a fierce backlash on Tuesday, putting the creation and shape of a permanent safety net for overspending euro nations back in doubt.

Bosch thanks workers with an early pay rise

Bosch thanks workers with an early pay rise

The German auto parts and power tools group Bosch decided Tuesday to raise pay for 85,000 workers two months early to thank them for concessions which have helped turn the company's results around.

Paul the octopus oracle found dead

Paul the octopus oracle found dead

Paul the octopus has picked his last winner. The eight-legged German oracle who gained worldwide fame by consistently predicting the victors of the 2010 World Cup football matches has died, aquarium officials announced Tuesday.

‘Ineffectual’ military set for radical overhaul

‘Ineffectual’ military set for radical overhaul

Germany’s armed forces are in need of a radical overhaul, while the country's civilian defence bureaucracy is “substantially ineffectual,” a long-awaited official report has found.

Disturbed stalker breaks through Merkel’s security

Disturbed stalker breaks through Merkel’s security

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the victim of a stalker, a government spokesperson confirmed to The Local on Tuesday. The mentally disturbed man has been detained after he twice trespassed on the grounds of Merkel’s weekend home.

Stuttgart 21 protests come to Berlin

Stuttgart 21 protests come to Berlin

In a bid to keep the national spotlight on their cause, hundreds of demonstrators against the Stuttgart 21 rail project marched through Berlin on Tuesday.

Electric car sets new distance record

Electric car sets new distance record

An electric car drove from Munich in southern Germany to Berlin without recharging its battery on Tuesday, setting what organisers hailed as a new world distance record for an everyday vehicle.

Public servants push for 7 percent wage hike

Public servants push for 7 percent wage hike

Public servants are pushing for a wage rise of at least 7 percent, setting the stage for a showdown with German state governments that pits a booming economy against ballooning state debt.

Chilean leader apologises for ‘Deutschland über alles’ remark

Chilean leader apologises for ‘Deutschland über alles’ remark

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday apologized after using a phrase during a recent visit to Germany that he said he was unaware was linked to its "dark" Nazi past.

Rail delays continue despite strike’s end

Rail delays continue despite strike’s end

Train delays and disruptions were expected to continue throughout Tuesday despite rail workers' announcement mid-morning that they had finished their strikes.