Rösler vows to renew embattled FDP

Rösler vows to renew embattled FDP

Health Minister Philipp Rösler vowed to restore credibility to the embattled Free Democrats on Tuesday as he was anointed to lead his party and become the new deputy chancellor.

Art icon Tacheles shrinks after €1-million payout

Art icon Tacheles shrinks after €1-million payout

The hip artists' squat Tacheles is slimming down. The Berlin icon will be a quieter and more modest affair after half the occupants announced on Tuesday they had accepted €1 million to leave.

Controversial German art exhibition opens in China

Controversial German art exhibition opens in China

As the exhibition "The Art of the Enlightenment" opens in Beijing, its German curators have come under fire for pandering to a repressive Chinese regime. But hope remains that the art will benefit and educate a Chinese people living through an "era of darkness."

Croation arrests connected to Daimler corruption probe

Croation arrests connected to Daimler corruption probe

Croatian police on Tuesday detained three people suspected of being involved into the alleged bribery of local officials by the German car maker Daimler, the interior ministry said.

Spammers love Germany, new study finds

Spammers love Germany, new study finds

One in every five harmful European internet bots has come from Germany, according to a study published Tuesday by security software firm Symantec.

US deserter denied asylum in Germany

US deserter denied asylum in Germany

Germany has denied asylum to Andre Shepherd, a former US soldier who deserted his unit in Iraq citing opposition to the war, a spokesman for the federal office for migration and refugees said on Tuesday.

Firefighters most trusted profession, faith in priests slides

Firefighters most trusted profession, faith in priests slides

Firefighters have topped a list of most trusted professions for the eleventh year running, while Catholic priests suffered a sharp drop in trust, a survey released Tuesday found.

The eBay diet

The eBay diet

In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy purges years of junk with a 30-day eBay program that works better than any diet.

Merkel blocks India-Iran oil payments

Merkel blocks India-Iran oil payments

Chancellor Angela Merkel has put a stop to plans that have irked Washington and Israel for India to channel oil payments to Iran through the German central bank, a press report said Tuesday.

President of elite business school arrested

President of elite business school arrested

The president of the elite European Business School, Christopher Jahns, was arrested in Frankfurt on Monday under suspicion that he misused his position to benefit private firms he co-owns.

E10 sales efforts fail to ease driver fears

E10 sales efforts fail to ease driver fears

The majority of German drivers continue to avoid the controversial E10 biofuel, despite increased efforts to educate the public about its safety, a media report said Tuesday.

New Berlin exhibition exposes police role in Holocaust

New Berlin exhibition exposes police role in Holocaust

A new exhibition at the German Historical Museum (DHM) in Berlin explores the role the police played in the Holocaust, with rare documents offering insight into how and why ordinary officers were complicit with the worst of the Nazi crimes.

Obama plans state dinner for Merkel

Obama plans state dinner for Merkel

US President Barack Obama will welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel to a White House state dinner on June 7, and present her with America’s highest civilian award, the White House announced late Monday.

Neo-Nazis infest tiny village of Jamel

Neo-Nazis infest tiny village of Jamel

Cries of “Sieg Heil” in the street, neo-Nazi rallies, far-right slogans on walls: welcome to Jamel, a tiny northeast German village locals say has been annexed by Nazi sympathizers.