Family man admits five murders in stunning ‘cold case’ revelation

Family man admits five murders in stunning ‘cold case’ revelation

Police investigating a classic ‘cold case’ have arrested a family man at his north German home for the murder of a teenager more than 20 years ago – only to have him admit to being a serial killer with five young women on his conscience.

‘Milch-Schnitte’ snack gets award for deceptive advertising

‘Milch-Schnitte’ snack gets award for deceptive advertising

A group of nutrition campaigners have given confectioner Ferrero's Milch-Schnitte a dubious award: The “Golden Windbag” prize for most misleading advertising.

Turning the Baltic Sea into a swimming Poel

Turning the Baltic Sea into a swimming Poel

Hoping to get lost for a weekend, Jeff Kavanagh heads to the island of Poel and discovers a tiny – and flat – Baltic refuge.

Police probe Ikea bombing blackmail

Police probe Ikea bombing blackmail

As Ikea increases security at its stores across Europe following an explosion in its Dresden branch, police in Germany are examining a letter claiming responsibility and threatening further attacks if a substantial amount of money is not paid.

Berlin and Paris call for urgent Greece bailout

Berlin and Paris call for urgent Greece bailout

The leaders of France and Germany called Friday for a new Greece rescue package to be worked out quickly, as Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday veered away from a collision course with the European Central Bank.

Greens mull supporting Merkel on nuclear exit

Greens mull supporting Merkel on nuclear exit

The Green party is set for a major internal battle next week when its leadership asks parliamentarians to support the German government's nuclear power exit strategy even if it's less ambitious than they would like.

Trust in politicians plummets to new low

Trust in politicians plummets to new low

Germans’ trust in their politicians has plunged to a new low following a series of plagiarism scandals reaching the top echelons of German politics, according to a survey released on Friday.

US allows suit against drug-maker Bayer to go forward

US allows suit against drug-maker Bayer to go forward

The US Supreme Court has allowed the continuation of a class-action suit by alleged victims of the anti-cholesterol drug Baycol (known as Lipobay outside the US), which was taken off the market worldwide in 2001 by German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer.

E. Coli outbreak prompts public health reforms

E. Coli outbreak prompts public health reforms

As Germany’s deadly E. coli outbreak slowly peters out, Health Minister Daniel Bahr says he’s concentrating on streamlining how healthcare providers report and track diseases to be better prepared for the future.

The Local’s guide to Berlin’s Pride Week

The Local’s guide to Berlin’s Pride Week

Nearly a million people are expected to participate in Berlin’s Pride Week, which is one of Europe’s biggest gay and lesbian events. The Local brings you the highlights including the Stadtfest festival and the Christopher Street Day parade.

Sticky start for women’s World Cup album

Sticky start for women’s World Cup album

Sport sticker album company Panini says it has been beset with a number of embarrassing teething problems with its first-ever edition for the women's World Cup, but insists it is a success.