Al-Qaida suspects seized with explosives

Al-Qaida suspects seized with explosives

German police on Friday detained three alleged members of al-Qaida, federal prosecutors said, as a report said they had been plotting attacks in Germany.

Mother of Frankfurt club victim seeks justice

Mother of Frankfurt club victim seeks justice

Lee Heath, a British man living in Germany, died after being brutally assaulted by bouncers in a Frankfurt club this week. The Local spoke with his mother about seeking justice for her son.

Eastern immigrants warned to integrate

Eastern immigrants warned to integrate

Eastern European immigrants who arrive under relaxed EU labour rules after Sunday should be mindful they integrate with Germany society, the government's integration commissioner Maria Böhmer warned Friday.

Lagerfeld approves Kate’s ‘elegant and chic’ bridal gown

Lagerfeld approves Kate’s ‘elegant and chic’ bridal gown

Notoriously snarky German couturier Karl Lagerfeld hailed Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress Friday, describing the Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton gown as "elegant and chic."

Biker boss suspected in Bögerl murder

Biker boss suspected in Bögerl murder

Police in the Czech Republic have arrested the German boss of the feared Bandido biker gang suspected of involvement in the kidnapping and murder of banker’s wife Maria Bögerl, media reported Friday.

Lock up leftist May Day troublemakers, conservatives say

Lock up leftist May Day troublemakers, conservatives say

In the face of anticipated leftist violence at Sunday’s May Day demonstrations in Berlin, members of Angela Merkel’s conservatives have called for known anarchist troublemakers to be taken into custody as a preventive measure.

Merkel reportedly to back Draghi as ECB chief

Merkel reportedly to back Draghi as ECB chief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Italy's Mario Draghi as the next head of the European Central Bank, the daily Bild reported on Friday.

Petrol price hits new high

Petrol price hits new high

Petrol prices in Germany have hit a record high and look set to crack €1.60 per litre ($8.98 per gallon) of premium gasoline.

Daimler nearly doubles first-quarter profit

Daimler nearly doubles first-quarter profit

Germany's Daimler, which owns luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, said Friday that its first-quarter net profit nearly doubled, underpinning a positive outlook for 2011 as a whole.

British ambassador stunned by interest in royal wedding

British ambassador stunned by interest in royal wedding

Simon McDonald, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Germany, said he was perplexed by the country’s huge interest in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.

Guggenheim ‘Lab’ set to swing through Berlin

Guggenheim ‘Lab’ set to swing through Berlin

New York’s Guggenheim Museum is creating travelling “laboratories” that will look at the design of cities. Berlin is believed to be one host city, but a redevelopment dispute is complicating matters.