Berlin’s fashion scene struts into the future

Berlin’s fashion scene struts into the future

As Berlin’s Fashion Week hits full swing, The Local’s Ruth Michaelson tries to parse the importance of haute couture in Germany’s famously “poor but sexy” capital.

Solar subsidies slashed

Solar subsidies slashed

The solar industry has struck a deal with the German government to have the solar power subsidy slashed by up to 15 percent this year as demand for photovoltaic panels booms.

Germany stands by Schengen veto

Germany stands by Schengen veto

Germany said Thursday it would continue to oppose Romania and Bulgaria joining Europe's visa-free Schengen zone until the two countries had eliminated concerns about endemic corruption.

Flooded Lower Saxon county raises disaster alarm

Flooded Lower Saxon county raises disaster alarm

The Lower Saxon county of Lüneburg raised a disaster alarm on Thursday as continuing floods on the Elbe River reached critical levels, but in other affected regions authorities reported floodwaters had begun to recede.

Cost of groceries to keep climbing

Cost of groceries to keep climbing

German shoppers face higher grocery bills with the price of food climbing faster than the general cost of living, government figures released Thursday revealed.

St. Pauli strippers get sent off

St. Pauli strippers get sent off

Hamburg football club St. Pauli has shown the red card to strippers performing inside a corporate box owned by one of the city's many lap dance clubs – but they can dance once matches are over.

Over 100 kilos of dope found in car

Over 100 kilos of dope found in car

German customs officials have announced the discovery of over 100 kilogrammes of hashish and marijuana worth an estimated €620,000 in a car parked at a rest stop near Hannover.

Frankfurt Airport bus rams crowd, killing one

Frankfurt Airport bus rams crowd, killing one

A young woman was killed and at least five people injured when a bus ploughed into a group of workers at Frankfurt Airport Thursday morning, police have announced.

Soldier may have killed comrade in prank

Soldier may have killed comrade in prank

A German soldier messing around with a gun may have accidentally shot dead a comrade in Afghanistan, a parliamentary committee has heard, amid suggestions of a military cover-up.

What’s on in Germany: January 20 – 26

What’s on in Germany: January 20 – 26

This week's highlights: Jazz in Cologne, mannequins in Frankfurt, and a festival of English and Irish film in Berlin.

Corpses found after mystery house explosion

Corpses found after mystery house explosion

Two charred bodies have been found in the ruins of a house that exploded overnight, authorities announced Wednesday. One of the bodies was found in the home’s cellar.

German militant reported killed in Bagram base attack

German militant reported killed in Bagram base attack

A German national who joined al-Qaida was killed in an attack last year on the Bagram military base in Afghanistan, militants said in an online statement picked up by a US monitoring group.

Death on navy ship sparked ‘mutiny’

Death on navy ship sparked ‘mutiny’

The death of a young woman sailor on the traditional German navy training ship the Gorch Fock last year sparked what has been described as a “mutiny” by the crew, an investigation has revealed.