Merkel: EU conservatives ready to defend euro

Merkel: EU conservatives ready to defend euro

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said that the European Union's conservative leaders were committed to hashing out a proposal they hope will strengthen the euro.

Interior Minister Friedrich reignites Islam debate

Interior Minister Friedrich reignites Islam debate

Germany’s new Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich reignited a bitter debate over Islam this week after he said the religion did not “belong” in the country, prompting a call on Friday for him to give up charge of the government's Islam conference.

Munich Olympic bid ‘strong’ says IOC delegation boss

Munich Olympic bid ‘strong’ says IOC delegation boss

Candidate city Munich has presented a 'strong' bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation committee said Friday.

German media roundup: Frankfurt’s lone terrorist

German media roundup: Frankfurt’s lone terrorist

What caused a young man in Frankfurt to turn to radical Islam and kill two US airmen? Newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Friday try to make sense of a senseless act.

Berlin’s Kreuzberg decries tourist swarms

Berlin’s Kreuzberg decries tourist swarms

Berlin ranks just behind Paris and London when it comes to the number of overnight visitors. But not everyone in the German capital is happy about it, especially in the Kreuzberg district, traditionally the city’s haven for alternative lifestyles.

Shooting was ‘revenge’ for Afghanistan war

Shooting was ‘revenge’ for Afghanistan war

German prosecutors said Friday that an alleged Islamic radical accused of shooting dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport did so in revenge for Afghanistan but had no links to international extremists.

New E10 biofuel debacle sparks blame game

New E10 biofuel debacle sparks blame game

German politicians and the fuel industry bickered on Friday over who was responsible for the botched introduction of a new E10 gasoline-ethanol mix after confusion over its safety for cars created a rush on traditional super grade petrol.

Suspect in triple murder found dead

Suspect in triple murder found dead

Three people have been found dead at a shooting range in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, police said on Friday. They later found the body of a 28-year-old man suspected of involvement in their deaths.

Train drivers strike again as wage battle wears on

Train drivers strike again as wage battle wears on

Commuters were warned of massive delays and cancellations across Germany on Friday morning, as train drivers walked off their jobs in a bid to pressure employers in an ongoing wage dispute.

US military identifies airmen killed at airport

US military identifies airmen killed at airport

The US Air Force late on Thursday identified the two US airmen shot dead on a bus at Frankfurt airport by a suspected Islamist.

‘Maximilian’ and ‘Sophie’ most popular baby names of 2010

‘Maximilian’ and ‘Sophie’ most popular baby names of 2010

Maximilian and Sophie were Germany’s most popular baby names in 2010, according to an annual list published by the Association for German Language (GfdS) this week, which also revealed unusual names that were rejected by officials.