Plane crashes pose threat to nuclear plants

Plane crashes pose threat to nuclear plants

Germany's 17 nuclear power plants are generally considered safe, though four older reactors may close because they are exceptionally vulnerable to plane crashes, Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen said on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich dominate Bundesliga… for vegetarians

Bayern Munich dominate Bundesliga… for vegetarians

Bavarian football giants Bayern Munich have averted a title-free season by again being voted the best vegetarian-friendly club in the Bundesliga by animal rights group PETA.

Schäuble promises hard line on eurozone bailouts

Schäuble promises hard line on eurozone bailouts

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has promised members of parliament that strict conditions will be attached to any future bailout of eurozone members.

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

A new exhibition at the German Historical Museum (DHM) in Berlin offers insight into everyday life in East Germany and post-communist eastern Europe with never-before-seen photos. Curator Yara-Colette Lemke took The Local on a tour.

Man’s body eaten by pet dogs

Man’s body eaten by pet dogs

Police in Cologne have found the remains of a 48-year-old man whose body was partially devoured by his two pet dogs after he died alone, media reported Tuesday.

FDP calls for basic children’s income

FDP calls for basic children’s income

The pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) is stepping up its effort to revive flagging voter interest with an overhaul of Germany's social welfare net, suggesting a basic children’s income should replace all parenting and child payments.

Burglary rate surges

Burglary rate surges

Not known as a hotbed for burglary, Germany suffered a jump of nearly 7 percent in break-ins last year, according to crime statistics cited by daily Die Welt on Tuesday.

Cologne apartment blaze leaves one dead, 17 hurt

Cologne apartment blaze leaves one dead, 17 hurt

A fire at an apartment building in Cologne’s Mülheim district overnight left one person dead and 17 others seriously injured.

Shipbuilder HDW sinks Greek sub order

Shipbuilder HDW sinks Greek sub order

German shipbuilding group HDW has pulled out of a subcontractor deal to build two submarines at an Arab-owned shipyard in Greece.

Expat’s language essay wins her a trip to Brussels

Expat’s language essay wins her a trip to Brussels

A 24-year-old Italian-Canadian teacher living in Berlin was recently invited to Brussels to receive an EU award for language diversity. The Local went along for the ride.