Hamburg-based Iranian bank to be blacklisted

Hamburg-based Iranian bank to be blacklisted

The EU is set to blacklist a German-based Iranian-owned bank which it believes is involved in the Islamic republic's secret nuclear weapons' programme, a German government official said Friday.

Two decades later, teen’s murder solved by DNA

Two decades later, teen’s murder solved by DNA

Twenty-four years after she was slain, the murder of a Kiel teenager has been solved using DNA evidence linked to a long-dead sex offender.

Westerwelle to cling on as foreign minister

Westerwelle to cling on as foreign minister

Despite simmering anger among Free Democrats, Guido Westerwelle appears likely to keep his job as Germany's foreign minister after the party’s new leaders sought to smooth over tensions at their annual conference on Friday.

Cool, wet weekend forecast

Cool, wet weekend forecast

A cool and wet weekend is forecast for much of the country, offering farmers much-needed respite after weeks of near-drought conditions, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Friday.

Media roundup: Is Europe coming apart?

Media roundup: Is Europe coming apart?

As European countries threaten to reintroduce border controls, some worry the idea of a united Europe is in danger. In The Local's media roundup, the German media expresses its scepticism and concern for the future.

VW and Audi to invest in wind power

VW and Audi to invest in wind power

Auto maker Volkswagen plans a major shift towards green energy by investing in wind farms and selling the electricity as part of a package to power its electric cars, German media reported Friday.

Economy firing on all cylinders in first quarter

Economy firing on all cylinders in first quarter

Germany's economy is off to a strong start this year, growing a quarterly 1.5 percent in the first three months to a level last seen before the economic crisis in 2008, provisional data showed on Friday.

New film makes Paul the Octopus a celluloid cephalopod

New film makes Paul the Octopus a celluloid cephalopod

The exploits of Paul, the octopus famous for correctly picking the winner of eight straight games at the 2010 World Cup, seemed the stuff of movies. A new film about the sentient cephalopod makes it reality.

Nuclear energy exit ‘irreversible’, says CDU

Nuclear energy exit ‘irreversible’, says CDU

The general secretary of Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, Hermann Gröhe, has declared that Germany’s accelerated move away from nuclear power is now “irreversible.”

Lena faces down Irish twins, French tenor

Lena faces down Irish twins, French tenor

The rivals standing in the way of Lena Meyer-Landrut’s bid to keep her crown in Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Contest are now set after the second semi-final left Irish pop duo twins Jedward as the favourites.