Baden-Württemberg is booming but Chancellor Merkel’s out-of-touch Christian Democrats still couldn’t stave off an electoral defeat of historic proportions in their conservative heartland, writes The Local’s Marc Young.
A doctor who used lemon juice to disinfect his patients’ operation wounds and removed healthy organs was sentenced to four years in a minimum security facility followed by a four-year ban on practising medicine, a Mönchengladbach court said Monday.
The German broadcaster ProSieben said Monday it had decided not to show any episodes of the satirical US cartoon series "The Simpsons" depicting nuclear disasters out of consideration for Japan's atomic catastrophe.
India is set to pay Iran for billions of dollars worth of oil imports by channelling funds to Tehran via the German central bank, the business daily Handelsblatt reported Monday.
A seven-year-old girl was shocked to find a sizeable boa constrictor staring up at her from the toilet over the weekend, police in Hannover said. The “fugitive” reptile escaped before authorities could capture it.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday lamented her party's "painful defeat" in Baden-Württemberg's state election and blamed the debacle on fears sparked by the Japan nuclear crisis.
With the Greens emerging as the winners of two state elections, has there been a seismic shift in Germany’s political landscape? Newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Monday sift through the wreckage Chancellor Merkel’s coalition.
Some 60 people were injured Sunday in a stampede when an unexpectedly large crowd showed up for autographs with stars of Germany’s equivalent to the TV show “Pop Idol,” leaving more than two dozen hospitalized, police said Monday.
Train drivers at private regional rail services went on strike early Monday morning in the city-state of Berlin and the states of Brandenburg and Saxony, in a bid to pressure employers to improve wages and working conditions, union GDL said.
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