Industrial orders rebound

Industrial orders rebound

German industrial orders bounced back in April, official data showed on Tuesday, suggesting Europe's biggest economy continues to perform well.

Bumbling E. coli investigation embarrasses German officials

Bumbling E. coli investigation embarrasses German officials

After mistakenly blaming Spanish cucumbers and organic sprouts for a deadly E. coli outbreak, criticism of the German authorities is mounting. The Local looks at who’s handling the health crisis.

Pope visit set to draw huge crowds

Pope visit set to draw huge crowds

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to his birth country in September is booking out, with one church service already oversubscribed by eager Catholic worshippers and more than 120,000 ticket requests logged for his five public events.

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Berlin man accused of killing pregnant wife

A 27-year-old man stabbed his wife to death in her 20th week of pregnancy during a domestic dispute in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district, police announced on Tuesday.

E. coli deaths rise as mystery deepens

E. coli deaths rise as mystery deepens

The death toll from an outbreak of E. coli bacteria poisoning centred on northern Germany rose to 24 after two women, aged 88 and 74, died in Lower Saxony, authorities said on Tuesday.

Bundestag offers lessons in democracy in Arabic

Bundestag offers lessons in democracy in Arabic

The German parliament launched an Arabic version of its website Tuesday in a bid to reach out to democracy movements in North Africa and the Middle East, its speaker said.

Oktoberfest beer prices to crack €9-mark

Oktoberfest beer prices to crack €9-mark

A litre of beer will for the first time top €9 at this year’s Oktoberfest, continuing a steady march upward in prices at the legendary Munich festival, the city announced on Tuesday.

Coalition MPs back Gazprom stake in EON

Coalition MPs back Gazprom stake in EON

Leading politicians from Germany's centre-right coalition are pushing to allow the Russian gas giant Gazprom to take a stake in the country's biggest utility firm EON as a way of guaranteeing future gas supplies.

Fierce storms batter northern Germany

Fierce storms batter northern Germany

Terrific thunderstorms late on Monday left emergency services overstretched in parts of Germany, as phone calls flooded fire departments. Hamburg was especially hard hit.

Sprouts remain E.coli suspects, officials say

Sprouts remain E.coli suspects, officials say

Officials insisted Tuesday morning that the bean sprouts from a Lower Saxony farm are still chief suspects in the deadly E. coli outbreak, despite the first batch of laboratory tests turning up negative.

Merkel visit prompts White House pomp

Merkel visit prompts White House pomp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived at the White House Tuesday, continuing an official US visit during which differences between the transatlantic allies over Libya and global economics are being masked by American pomp.