Lehmann set for Arsenal return, eyes title

Lehmann set for Arsenal return, eyes title

Ex-Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has said he aims to help Arsenal win the Premier League title as he looks set to come out of retirement to help ease the north London club's injury crisis.

Neo-Nazi candidate probed for web bomb tips

Neo-Nazi candidate probed for web bomb tips

The main candidate for the neo-Nazi NPD party in Saxony-Anhalt's election this Sunday is being investigated by police for allegedly posting bomb-making tips on the internet.

BMW boosts sales outlook for 2011

BMW boosts sales outlook for 2011

German luxury automaker BMW raised Tuesday its 2011 outlook and said it now expects to sell significantly more than 1.5 million vehicles for the year.

Budget row could prompt new North Rhine-Westphalia vote

Budget row could prompt new North Rhine-Westphalia vote

The highest court in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) ruled on Tuesday that the 2010 supplementary budget put forth by the governing centre-left coalition is unconstitutional. The decision could trigger new elections as early as July.

Lufthansa diverts Tokyo flights to Nagoya, Osaka

Lufthansa diverts Tokyo flights to Nagoya, Osaka

German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it was diverting all Tokyo-bound flights to other Japanese cities through at least Sunday.

Löw extends Germany contract to 2014

Löw extends Germany contract to 2014

Joachim Löw on Tuesday extended his contract with the German Football Federation (DFB) to coach Germany to the 2014 World Cup, ruling him out of the running for a job opening at Bayern Munich.

Investor confidence hit by Japanese crisis

Investor confidence hit by Japanese crisis

German investor confidence has been hit by an expected interest rate hike and Japan's natural disaster and nuclear crisis, the closely followed ZEW survey indicated on Tuesday.

Study ties birth month to longevity

Study ties birth month to longevity

A person’s lifespan depends on the month they were born, according to a new study by the University of Greifswald. November babies live on average nine months longer than those born in May, it found.

Germany shutting down seven nuclear reactors

Germany shutting down seven nuclear reactors

Germany announced Tuesday it would temporary shut down the oldest seven of its 17 nuclear reactors pending a safety review in light of Japan's atomic emergency.

German media roundup: Merkel’s nuclear U-turn

German media roundup: Merkel’s nuclear U-turn

Nuclear disaster in Japan has caused Chancellor Merkel to do a sudden about-face and suspend the extension of the lifespans of Germany's atomic power plants. Newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Tuesday assess the implications.

German reactors not quake-proof, experts say

German reactors not quake-proof, experts say

As Japan on Tuesday struggled to contain a nuclear meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami, experts said the danger to Germany’s atomic power plants by such seismic events was widely underestimated.

Calls go out to reinstate Gorch Fock commander

Calls go out to reinstate Gorch Fock commander

After an investigation largely cleared the commander of the naval training ship Gorch Fock of wrongdoing, calls are going out to put him back at the helm. He had been dismissed by former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

THW team ends rescue operation in Japan

THW team ends rescue operation in Japan

The German emergency relief agency, the Technisches Hilfswerk (THW), has ended its search-and-rescue operation in Japan following Friday's earthquake and tsunami. A spokesman said there is almost no chance of finding more survivors.

More than 100,000 protest nuclear power

More than 100,000 protest nuclear power

Organisers of anti-nuclear demonstrations in Germany said Monday that more than 100,000 people had turned out to call for the closing of the country's nuclear power stations after the disaster in Japan.