Wolfsburg sack McClaren

Wolfsburg sack McClaren

Ex-England coach Steve McClaren was sacked on Monday by Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg after just seven months in charge with the club just one point away from the relegation zone.

Love stunt ends in tragedy

Love stunt ends in tragedy

A romantic gesture went tragically wrong in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday, when a man fell to his death trying to affix a sign on a motorway bridge to mark the 10th anniversary of his relationship.

Luxury clinic tipped for Mubarak exit

Luxury clinic tipped for Mubarak exit

Rumoured plans to bring embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Germany for medical treatment in order to facilitate a transition of power are reportedly more concrete than previously thought.

The best of Berlin in February

The best of Berlin in February

Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, in February finds feline luck, tests a new French watering hole in Mitte, and gives an automatic prayer booth a try.

Tanker acid pumped into Rhine River

Tanker acid pumped into Rhine River

Acid from a capsized tanker was being pumped into the Rhine River on Monday to ensure the ship does not break into pieces. Officials said there was no danger to the environment.

Deutsche Bank boss slammed for women quota gaffe

Deutsche Bank boss slammed for women quota gaffe

The head of Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has drawn ire by saying that appointing more women to its executive board would make it "prettier and more colourful," a press report said Monday.

It’s a girl!

It’s a girl!

Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The eighth installment of The Local's series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows new mum Sabine Devins as she handles the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany.

Volkswagen to create 35,000 jobs in China

Volkswagen to create 35,000 jobs in China

Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, is reportedly planning to boost its workforce from 250,000 to 290,000 by 2018, with most of the new jobs to be created in China.

Defence Ministry to keep Bonn presence

Defence Ministry to keep Bonn presence

The Defence Ministry will not be completely moved from Bonn to Berlin, assured Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Monday. Some officials in the region had feared the Rhineland city would suffer financially from such a move.

Hartz IV reform talks end without results

Hartz IV reform talks end without results

Government and opposition officials failed to agree on changes to Germany’s Hartz IV welfare benefits after nearly 10 hours of negotiations overnight, shrinking chances that the upper house of parliament will vote on the reforms this week.

Bavaria hopes ski championships boost Olympic chances

Bavaria hopes ski championships boost Olympic chances

Organisers of the Alpine World Ski Championships are hoping to put on a top-class event to help boost Munich's chances of hosting the Winter Olympics in Bavaria in 2018.