Eminem sues Audi for plagiarizing song for ad

Eminem sues Audi for plagiarizing song for ad

American rapper Eminem is suing German carmaker Audi for allegedly copying his song “Lose Yourself” for a commercial without permission, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

Ex-President Köhler settles score over shock resignation

Ex-President Köhler settles score over shock resignation

Former German President Horst Köhler, who resigned last year after he was criticized for suggesting the war in Afghanistan had partly economic motives, has slammed the “outrageous” attacks on him and accused politicians of exploiting the issue.

Media roundup: Barack gives Angie a push

Media roundup: Barack gives Angie a push

Barack Obama’s enthusiastic reception of Angela Merkel in Washington wasn't just politeness. As commentators in The Local's media roundup on Wednesday agree, the US was making clear it expects more from Germany.

Schäuble pushes for Greek debt restructuring

Schäuble pushes for Greek debt restructuring

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants holders of Greek debt to extend their credits by seven years, according to a letter he sent to eurozone partners seen by the media on Wednesday.

E. coli panic hits Lübeck hard

E. coli panic hits Lübeck hard

Germany's killer bacteria outbreak has people running scared in the northern city of Lübeck, where restaurants are empty and vegetables, blamed for the contamination, are withering away at market stalls.

Germany has too many housewives, EU warns

Germany has too many housewives, EU warns

To avoid a looming labour shortage, Germany should follow the example of Scandinavian countries and dismantle barriers to women entering the workforce, according to the European Commission.

Greens gain support even after Merkel’s nuclear exit

Greens gain support even after Merkel’s nuclear exit

Angela Merkel's exit from nuclear power has done nothing to stem the tide of support for the environmentalist Greens, who are just three points behind the Chancellor's conservatives, a Wednesday poll showed.

Authorities expect more E. coli deaths

Authorities expect more E. coli deaths

German Health Minister Daniel Bahr said on Wednesday the nation's authorities expected more deaths from E. coli bacteria, but there were signs the virulent outbreak was peaking. The EU has called for Germany to accept outside help.

Merkel and Obama talk debt crisis, Libya

Merkel and Obama talk debt crisis, Libya

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned Europe's debt crisis must not destabilize the global economy, as he laid on a effusive White House welcome for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Big win against Azerbaijan in Euro football qualifying

Big win against Azerbaijan in Euro football qualifying

Germany went ten-points clear at the top of their Euro 2012 qualifying group on Tuesday as stars Mario Gomez and Mesut Özil scored in a 3-1 win over minnows Azerbaijan.