Tognum accepts takeover offer from Daimler and Rolls-Royce

Tognum accepts takeover offer from Daimler and Rolls-Royce

German motor and turbine maker Tognum said Tuesday it would accept an improved offer from the auto group Daimler and Britain's Rolls-Royce, opening the way for a strong alliance.

The family secret behind the economic boom

The family secret behind the economic boom

The backbone of Germany’s booming economy isn’t huge industry – it's thousands of small and mid-sized firms spread across the country. The Local's David Wroe reports on the quiet achievers known as the Mittelstand.

Deutsche Bank funded firm selling cluster bombs to Libya

Deutsche Bank funded firm selling cluster bombs to Libya

Deutsche Bank reportedly helped financed the firm supplying Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi with cluster bombs of the sort his military recently dropped over the rebel-held town of Misrata.

Lahm says gay footballers better off in the closet

Lahm says gay footballers better off in the closet

Germany football captain and Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm has advised gay professional footballers against outing themselves, in an interview with German celebrity magazine Bunte.

Defence reform slashes troop numbers

Defence reform slashes troop numbers

Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière Wednesday outlined a broad reform of the German armed forces that will see troop levels slashed from 250,000 to some 185,000 in a bid to improve efficiency.

Protest leaves soldiers hurt, Afghans dead

Protest leaves soldiers hurt, Afghans dead

Two German soldiers were injured and several Afghans were killed on Wednesday after a demonstration outside a Bundeswehr camp in northern Afghanistan turned violent.

Merkel tells southern Europeans to work longer

Merkel tells southern Europeans to work longer

Chancellor Angela Merkel has attacked southern European countries such as Greece, where people retire early and take lots of holidays, saying they can no longer enjoy such lifestyles at the cost of other EU members like Germany.

‘Lost’ royal music to be played after more than a century of silence

‘Lost’ royal music to be played after more than a century of silence

Piano music composed by King Georg V of Hannover is to be performed on Friday for the first time in more than a century after being rediscovered by an academic pianist in Wiesbaden.

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The Local secures investment for European expansion

The Local will expand into six new markets in Europe this year, supported by 10 million Swedish kronor (€1.1 million) in further financing from existing and new investors, including Sweden's Almi Invest.

Google’s Android mobile operating system ‘easy to hack’

Google’s Android mobile operating system ‘easy to hack’

A German tech security researcher has shown that Google’s mobile phone operating system Android can easily by hacked if the user is connected to a public internet connection – allowing all their data be accessed.

Landowners give way in dispute over Munich’s Olympic bid

Landowners give way in dispute over Munich’s Olympic bid

Munich's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics would seem all set now that organisers have secured the last piece of property needed for the crucial downhill course.

Gabriel accuses Merkel of preparing nuclear deal

Gabriel accuses Merkel of preparing nuclear deal

Social Democratic Party chairman Sigmar Gabriel has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of preparing to strike a deal with energy companies over a nuclear power exit strategy.