Berlin blocks Bulgaria, Romania from Schengen

Berlin blocks Bulgaria, Romania from Schengen

France and Germany decided Tuesday to block Bulgaria and Romania from joining Europe's borderless 25-nation Schengen area next year, a move denounced by the Romanian president as discriminatory.

Police raid neo-Nazi youth group

Police raid neo-Nazi youth group

Police in Germany staged nationwide raids Tuesday on members of a far-right group suspected of trying to organise a camp to train young extremists, seizing neo-Nazi material.

Helmut Schmidt slams ‘foolish’ US pursuit of Wikileaks

Helmut Schmidt slams ‘foolish’ US pursuit of Wikileaks

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has blasted as “foolish” the United States’ pursuit of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

European court bolsters fathers’ rights

European court bolsters fathers’ rights

The European Court of Human Rights granted a Nigerian man access to his children on Tuesday, overturning a series of German court rulings and potentially strengthening unmarried fathers’ rights.

Bilfinger Berger unloads Aussie construction unit

Bilfinger Berger unloads Aussie construction unit

German construction firm Bilfinger Berger said Tuesday it would sell Australian unit Valemus to development group Lend Lease for €801 million.

Harsh winter set to cost €3 billion

Harsh winter set to cost €3 billion

The brutal start to winter is set to cost Germany’s recovering economy billions of euros as industries such as construction and logistics slow down or even grind to a halt.

Raising a toast to a Hamburg icon

Raising a toast to a Hamburg icon

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including Hamburg’s celebrated beer Astra.

Man beats neighbour to death with snow shovel

Man beats neighbour to death with snow shovel

A dispute over snow-clearing reached a tragic end when a man beat his neighbour to death with a snow shovel in North Rhine-Westphalia, police said Tuesday.

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

Westerwelle under pressure to resign

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is under mounting pressure to step down as head of his Free Democratic Party (FDP), as the latest poll showed the party scoring an abysmal 3 percent approval.

Snow briefly shuts down Frankfurt Airport

Snow briefly shuts down Frankfurt Airport

Germany’s transport chaos deepened Tuesday morning with the temporary suspension of all flights in and out of the key hub of Frankfurt Airport.

Gentle and effective treatments for prostate cancer patients
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Gentle and effective treatments for prostate cancer patients

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men - and one of the most deadly. However, the prognosis for prostate cancer patients has improved significantly in recent years thanks to an early detection.