As 2011 prepares to kick off, The Local takes a look back at some of the stories that caught our attention during the past year in Germany.
German inflation jumped higher in December, official figures showed on Wednesday, pushing the overall rate for 2010 up to 1.1 percent.
Environmentalists have conferred the dubious honour of “dinosaur of the year” for backwards attitudes to green issues to energy giant RWE’s chief executive Jürgen Großmann.
A 51-year-old man has died in Bavaria after being buried in a mini-avalanche of snow while he was working to clear ice from a stream bed, police said Wednesday.
The European football association UEFA has apologized to FC Bayern Munich fans for banning a humorous banner telling supporters of AS Rome to “go home” in Latin during a Champions League match in September.
Leon and Mia have emerged as the favoured names for boys and girls born in Germany in 2010 – the second year in a row they have topped the chart.
Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer is declaring war on English words creeping into everyday German usage and urging fellow politicians to follow his lead.
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has roundly slapped down a call by Germany’s airports for passengers to be profiled for security checks, warning such discrimination would contravene EU and German laws.
Germany’s birth rate is rising faster than it has in a decade, with 18,000 more babies born between January and September than the same period last year, government figures show.