Merkel rejects EU tax

Merkel rejects EU tax

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came out strongly Tuesday against the creation of a "European tax" to boost direct income for the European Union.

US military families lose everything in huge fire

US military families lose everything in huge fire

Almost 100 US military and civilian families have lost most of their possessions in a warehouse fire outside Stuttgart, American officials told The Local on Tuesday.

Hugo Boss struts ahead with strong quarterly profit

Hugo Boss struts ahead with strong quarterly profit

German fashion group Hugo Boss reported a strong third-quarter profit on Tuesday and confirmed unexpectedly good performance given in preliminary figures last month.

Explosive package seized at Merkel’s office

Explosive package seized at Merkel’s office

A suspicious package containing an explosive substance was found at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices on Tuesday and disarmed, the Federal Crime Office (BKA) said.

Family Ministry launches early language initiative for day care

Family Ministry launches early language initiative for day care

The Family Ministry on Tuesday announced plans to improve early German language instruction in areas with high immigrant populations by increasing the number of teachers at up to 4,000 day care centres.

Historic locomotives disappear from museum

Historic locomotives disappear from museum

Two historic locomotives have disappeared from the German Museum of Technology in Berlin, officials said Tuesday. No one knows where the rail relics are, but police suspect an ownership dispute.

Cars sales seen accelerating in 2010

Cars sales seen accelerating in 2010

German new car sales should top 2.9 million vehicles this year, the industry federation VDA said on Tuesday, though its upgraded outlook still signals a sharp drop from 2009.

Google offers German Street View preview

Google offers German Street View preview

Google presented Germany a foretaste of its controversial Street View navigation programme on Tuesday, featuring six national landmarks, 10 Bundesliga football stadiums and a few streets in the country's southern Allgäu region.

Saxony-Anhalt officials warn of sinkhole plague

Saxony-Anhalt officials warn of sinkhole plague

One day after a massive sinkhole appeared underneath a town in Thuringia, officials in the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt warned residents on Tuesday the region sees at least two such incidents per week.

Dentists accept emergencies only as insurance budgets run out

Dentists accept emergencies only as insurance budgets run out

Many people with state health insurance in Germany will likely be turned away from dentist offices for the rest of the year, according to a media report Tuesday. A large portion of practices have already used up budgets allotted by insurers.

Yemen angry over flight ban

Yemen angry over flight ban

Yemen criticised Tuesday Germany's decision to ban flights from its airports after the discovery of parcel bombs on US-bound planes, saying it needs help to fight terrorism and not punishment.