Bayern Munich coach slams Ribery’s lazy recovery

Bayern Munich coach slams Ribery’s lazy recovery

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal on Friday criticised Franck Ribery for his lack of commitment in a friendly game organised to help him regain full fitness.

VW targets Toyota with €51 billion in investments

VW targets Toyota with €51 billion in investments

German automaker Volkswagen will invest more than €50 billion in new and improved models over the next five years in a bid to unseat Toyota as the world leader in car manufacturing.

Schlecker drugstores set for major facelift

Schlecker drugstores set for major facelift

The discount drugstore Schlecker is set for a major facelift over the next two years, with the family that owns the chain planning to invest hundreds of millions of euros in an overhaul.

Justice Minister warns against ‘exploiting’ terror

Justice Minister warns against ‘exploiting’ terror

The debate over tougher security laws intensified on Friday, with Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger warning against “political exploitation” of heightened terrorism fears.

Pope Benedict to visit Germany in 2011

Pope Benedict to visit Germany in 2011

Pope Benedict XVI is to make an official state visit to his native Germany in late 2011, probably in September, the German Bishops' Conference said Friday.

Training suspended on Gorch Fock after sailor’s death

Training suspended on Gorch Fock after sailor’s death

Officer training on the German navy’s traditional sailing ship the Gorch Fock has been suspended until autumn 2011 following the accidental death of a woman sailor at a Brazilian port earlier this month.

‘I can’t imagine being in a city that I could love more than Berlin’

‘I can’t imagine being in a city that I could love more than Berlin’

The Local’s series The New Berliners explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the final installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with Sophie, a transgender bookshop owner from Britain.

Afghanistan has ‘no military solution,’ German envoy says

Afghanistan has ‘no military solution,’ German envoy says

Germany has laid out the stark reality for Afghanistan in stronger terms than before, with its special representative to the conflict-riven country saying on Friday that the war could not be won militarily.

New exhibition explores legacy of Nuremberg trials

New exhibition explores legacy of Nuremberg trials

The actual dock where Hermann Göring and other top Nazis sat in the Nuremberg trials features in a new exhibit opening this weekend in the same courthouse, exactly 65 years on.

Namibia ‘bomb’ was only a security test

Namibia ‘bomb’ was only a security test

A suspected bomb intercepted in Namibia that was to be put on a Munich-bound charter plane was only a US-made dummy used to test security checks, Germany's interior minister said Friday.