Children hurt in Slovenian bus accident

Children hurt in Slovenian bus accident

A bus carrying a group of German schoolchildren on holiday heading to Croatia veered off a motorway in Slovenia Monday, injuring three adults and three children, the police said.

Painting with a broad (toilet) brush

Painting with a broad (toilet) brush

On the heels of The Local's series on the German workplace, Portnoy ddecides to offer a few choice nuggets of experience from his interactions with some of the nation’s Stromberg clones.

Public health insurance premiums seen spiking

Public health insurance premiums seen spiking

The 71 million people covered by Germany’s statutory health insurance system may soon be forced to pay up to €840 ($1,195) per year over normal premiums, according to the the head of the state insurance association.

Gardening goes guerrilla in Berlin

Gardening goes guerrilla in Berlin

Berlin might already be a leafy city, but a growing number of urban gardeners are adding to its guerrilla greenery in public spaces. Christine Madden reports.

Merkel wants EU boss at IMF if Strauss-Kahn goes

Merkel wants EU boss at IMF if Strauss-Kahn goes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Europe should remain in charge of the International Monetary Fund and stressed the presumption of innocence of IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been arrested for attempted rape in New York.

Fire breaks out on high-speed ICE train

Fire breaks out on high-speed ICE train

A fire broke out in the roof of a high-speed ICE train carriage occupied by 400 passengers in Bavaria on Monday morning, police announced.

Swedish queen probes her father’s Nazi past

Swedish queen probes her father’s Nazi past

Sweden's German-born Queen Silvia has begun an investigation into the nature of controversial ties between her father and the Nazi regime, the palace said Sunday.

Registration begins for tickets for pope visit

Registration begins for tickets for pope visit

Want to see the pope during his visit to Germany in September? Those interested in attending services in Berlin, Erfurt or Freiburg can now register online, Catholic Church officials have announced.

German world beard champ judged a cut above the rest

German world beard champ judged a cut above the rest

A German man scooped the title of world's best beard on Sunday after impressing competition hosts in Norway with his facial hair featuring a moose and a Norwegian flag.

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

New FDP calls for end to parenting payment

In an effort to signal a break with the past and whip up fresh momentum, the pro-business Free Democrats have blasted the “bureaucratically fossilised welfare state” and called for an end to parenting payments.

Police failures contributed to Love Parade crush: report

Police failures contributed to Love Parade crush: report

The Love Parade disaster in which 21 people were killed and hundreds injured in Duisburg last July was partly the result of serious police mistakes, media reported Monday.

Schäuble warns investors on Greek restructure

Schäuble warns investors on Greek restructure

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Sunday evening Greece could be granted an extension to the repayment of its massive debt but only if private creditors are also involved.