Red Robben suspended for two matches

Red Robben suspended for two matches

Bayern Munich's Dutch star Arjen Robben was Monday handed a two-match Bundesliga ban for being sent off after the final whistle of the 1-1 draw with Nuremberg at the weekend.

The trial that captured the ‘banality of evil’

The trial that captured the ‘banality of evil’

Tuesday marks half a century since the trial of Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann. The Local spoke to the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Efraim Zuroff about the trial’s legacy.

Woman sets herself on fire before Reichstag

Woman sets herself on fire before Reichstag

A woman has been hospitalized with severe burns after setting herself on fire in front of the Reichstag parliamentary building in Berlin over the weekend.

Berlin condemns Syria’s ‘shocking’ crackdown

Berlin condemns Syria’s ‘shocking’ crackdown

The German government on Monday slammed "shocking" deadly crackdowns on peaceful demonstrators in Syria and called on Damascus to stop "grave human rights violations."

Hochtief cuts profit forecast as CEO resigns

Hochtief cuts profit forecast as CEO resigns

German construction group Hochtief on Monday cut its 2011 forecasts sharply after a profit warning from Australian unit Leighton, and said that its chief executive was stepping down. Shares in Hochtief plunged 9.2 percent in Frankfurt.

Berlin police station firebombed

Berlin police station firebombed

Masked perpetrators attacked a Berlin police station with Molotov cocktails and stones on Monday, causing property damage and prompting one officer to leap from his office window to chase suspects.

Neo-Nazi group banned in Brandenburg

Neo-Nazi group banned in Brandenburg

The state of Brandenburg on Monday banned a right-wing extremist organization following raids on locations associated with the group.

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Extension to parenting payments scrapped

Parents hoping for an extension of Elterngeld parenting payments are set to be disappointed, with Family Minister Kristina Schröder reportedly ditching a plan for the number of “fathers’ months” to be doubled.

Ramsauer blasts EU diesel tax hike

Ramsauer blasts EU diesel tax hike

Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer on Monday slapped down a European Union plan to raise the tax on diesel.

Refugees are ‘Italy’s problem,’ minister says

Refugees are ‘Italy’s problem,’ minister says

Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich stepped up the war of words with Italy over asylum-seekers Monday, telling the Italian government the boatloads of people arriving in Lampedusa were their problem.