Dioxin farm scandal spreads to UK

Dioxin farm scandal spreads to UK

Germany's dioxin animal feed scandal has spread to Britain, where authorities are hunting for processed food made from tainted eggs, the European Commission said Thursday.

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Bavaria's conservative premier Horst Seehofer has backed a call to consider banning the socialist Left party in the wake of controversial comments by its chairwoman Gesine Lötzsch about putting Germany on the path to communism.

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Policeman claims trauma from porn email

A Rhineland policeman who claimed he suffered a mental breakdown after seeing a pornographic image emailed by his superior will have his medical costs paid by the state, media reported Thursday.

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP

Embattled Westerwelle tries to rally FDP

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Thursday attempted to rally his beleaguered Free Democratic Party (FDP) with a fiery speech meant to bolster his shaky grip on its leadership.

Regional trains add to transport woes

Regional trains add to transport woes

German commuters have been plagued by growing delays and cancellations of regional trains as the winter wears on, intensifying pressure on embattled national rail operator Deutsche Bahn.

Industrial orders jump 5.2 percent

Industrial orders jump 5.2 percent

German industrial orders surged by a surprise 5.2 percent in November from the level in October, provisional data showed on Thursday, a sign Europe's largest economy should remain robust in coming months.

Brüderle slams business conditions in China

Brüderle slams business conditions in China

German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle on Thursday slammed business conditions for Western firms operating in China ahead of a visit to Berlin by the country's vice premier Li Keqiang.

What’s on in Germany: January 6 – 12

What’s on in Germany: January 6 – 12

This week's highlights: Ballet in Berlin, Napoleon takes Bonn, and Cologne feels irie.

Freezing rain makes roads hazardous

Freezing rain makes roads hazardous

Freezing rain and icy roads caused countless accidents across broad swaths of Germany on Thursday morning. Scores were hurt in bus crash near Augsburg.

German tourist dies of swine flu in Austria

German tourist dies of swine flu in Austria

A German tourist infected with swine flu died on New Year's Day in the Austrian town of Saalbach near Salzburg, a health official said Wednesday.

Bubbling over from success

Bubbling over from success

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including eastern success story Rotkäppchen sparkling wine.