Incest trucker admits abusing daughter

Incest trucker admits abusing daughter

A German truck driver who fathered seven children with his stepdaughter admitted in court on Wednesday to also sexually abusing his biological daughter over a number of years.

Daimler revs up profit

Daimler revs up profit

German luxury carmaker Daimler raced back to profit last year after massive 2009 losses, and gave an upbeat outlook for 2011 on Wednesday.

Loud children no longer considered noise pollution

Loud children no longer considered noise pollution

The German government on Wednesday made it more difficult to file complaints about the sound of children playing in residential areas by altering noise pollution laws.

Teens arrested for brutal metro attack

Teens arrested for brutal metro attack

Four teenagers have been arrested for beating a man into a coma in a Berlin metro station. The attack has caused widespread outrage for its senselessness and brutality.

German-Turkish comedy looks at the lighter side of immigration

German-Turkish comedy looks at the lighter side of immigration

"Almanya," a Turkish-German film debuting at the Berlinale, has received rave reviews for its humorous and sensitive take on immigration and integration. The Local spoke with the sisters behind the movie about learning to live and laugh together.

Google creating internet institute in Berlin

Google creating internet institute in Berlin

Google has been the frequent target of Germany's data protection officials, but instead of retreating from the country, the US web giant is reportedly planning to create a leading internet research facility in Berlin.

Torrential rain clouds Germany’s future

Torrential rain clouds Germany’s future

Germany faces a soggy future of extreme rainfall and flooding in the coming decades caused by climate change, according to the country's leading meteorologists and disaster protection officials.

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Jens Weidmann: The low-profile chancellor advisor

Jens Weidmann, chosen Wednesday to head the German central bank, has been one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest aides for almost five years but remains almost unknown to the wider public.

Merkel aide Weidmann to head Bundesbank

Merkel aide Weidmann to head Bundesbank

Jens Weidmann, a close aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel, was named Wednesday the next head of Germany's central bank following Axel Weber's surprise resignation last week.

Guttenberg accused of plagiarizing PhD thesis

Guttenberg accused of plagiarizing PhD thesis

German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Wednesday faced accusations he plagiarized parts of his doctoral thesis. But the minister said he had nothing to worry about.

Daimler hires first woman board member

Daimler hires first woman board member

Daimler announced Tuesday that former high court judge Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt has become the German auto giant's first-ever woman board member.

Chemical accident sparks major rescue operation

Chemical accident sparks major rescue operation

A chemical accident at a transport company in northern Hesse spurred a large-scale rescue operation overnight. Some 15 people were hospitalized and surrounding buildings were evacuated, police said Wednesday.

Police detain 300 at atomic waste protest

Police detain 300 at atomic waste protest

Police in southern Germany detained some 300 anti-nuclear energy demonstrators overnight after they blocked a radioactive waste transport headed north to Lubmin. By Wednesday morning the five-car train was on its way, they said.

WestLB submits restructuring plan

WestLB submits restructuring plan

Troubled regional bank WestLB announced Wednesday that Germany's government had submitted a last-minute restructuring plan to the European Commission that included cutting a third of its assets by 2015.