Terror suspect extradited from Austria

Terror suspect extradited from Austria

A German man arrested on suspicion of recruiting for a terror group mounting attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan was extradited from Austria Monday, federal prosecutors said.

Dog bites sausage-seller after vegan assault

Dog bites sausage-seller after vegan assault

Man sells sausage. Vegan pushes man. Dog bites man. A bizarre scuffle between animal rights activists and a Berlin bratwurst seller on Saturday was settled abruptly by the intervention of a German shepherd.

Summer forecast: Warm, tornadoes possible

Summer forecast: Warm, tornadoes possible

Meteorologists are predicting a warm summer that is drier than average, although there's the possibility of storms and even tornadoes.

The Local’s guide to the Women’s World Cup

The Local’s guide to the Women’s World Cup

The biggest sporting event of the summer, the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, kicks off June 26 in Berlin. Check out The Local’s guide as hosts Germany go for football glory.

Aquarium seeks heir to Paul the psychic octopus

Aquarium seeks heir to Paul the psychic octopus

The Sea Life aquarium chain is looking for the next incarnation of Paul, the octopus who amazed the world by correctly predicting the results of Germany’s matches in the 2010 World Cup.

Hessian official wants alcohol ban during football matches

Hessian official wants alcohol ban during football matches

Hesse’s interior minister wants to crack down on drunken hooligans who disrupt sporting events. But his prescription is likely to rankle beer-loving Germans: A total alcohol ban in football stadiums and public transportation taking fans there.

Top 500 firms book stellar sales amid boom

Top 500 firms book stellar sales amid boom

Germany’s top 500 companies are booming, lifting their sales by nearly 12 percent last financial year, the largest rise in more than a decade, a survey has found.

Public viewing: Where to watch the matches

Public viewing: Where to watch the matches

Hoping to watch a World Cup match with your thousand best friends? The Local's listing of public viewing venues has you covered.

Tickets and fixtures: Who’s playing where and when?

Tickets and fixtures: Who’s playing where and when?

The Local's World Cup guide makes sure you've got your tickets and your calendar marked for every big match.

Team profiles: The favourites, contenders and the rest

Team profiles: The favourites, contenders and the rest

All 16 teams participating in the women's football World Cup have a shot at winning the golden trophy, but the dream is more realistic for some than others. The Local looks at the favourites including hosts Germany, the USA and Brazil.

Berlin rules out intervention in Syria

Berlin rules out intervention in Syria

Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière has ruled out participation by Germany in any NATO operation in Syria to stop a bloody crackdown on protesters.

Ballack blasts coach Löw over dumping

Ballack blasts coach Löw over dumping

Dumped Germany captain Michael Ballack has lashed out at coach Joachim Löw, suggesting Löw lied when claiming privately back in March that Ballack would no longer be part of the team.

Schäuble warns Greece to reform for bailout

Schäuble warns Greece to reform for bailout

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble stepped up pressure on Greece on Monday, insisting the debt-laden country won’t get its next €12 billion bailout instalment without decisive economic reform.