Bank fails EU stress test

Bank fails EU stress test

The only German bank that would have failed a European Union stress test, Helaba, decided it would not accept a disputed method used for the review and published its own results separately on Friday.

Volkswagen sales hit record amid China boom

Volkswagen sales hit record amid China boom

German auto giant Volkswagen said on Friday that it made record sales of more than four million vehicles in the first half of the year, helped by booming sales to China – and it expected to do better than the market overall in the second half.

Union calls for lunchtime naps

Union calls for lunchtime naps

Germans should take a lunchtime nap at work to help reduce stress and recharge their batteries, a top trade union official say, in what would be a revolution in a country that espouses a strong work ethic.

Gottschalk jumps to ARD after Wetten, dass ..? accident

Gottschalk jumps to ARD after Wetten, dass ..? accident

In the wake of an on-air accident that left a young man paralysed after a botched stunt, TV presenter Thomas Gottschalk has quit broadcaster ZDF to host a new chat show on rival public network ARD.

Not everyone cheering Lufthansa biofuel test

Not everyone cheering Lufthansa biofuel test

Lufthansa is testing biosynthetic fuels on Airbus A321 flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt and, if the trial is successful, hopes to expand use of the fuel across its fleet.

Europe’s anger grows towards US debt police

Europe’s anger grows towards US debt police

The German government fears that the big US credit ratings agencies are aggravating the eurozone's debt crisis. But, as The Local's David Wroe reports, the alternatives are not simple.

Munich university prepares to unveil affordable electric car

Munich university prepares to unveil affordable electric car

An affordable electric car? Researchers at the Technical University Munich (TUM) believe they’re close to having an answer. Say hello to the Mute. While it can't speak, it can drive pretty darn fast.

Turning on the bright lights

Turning on the bright lights

The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including high-end lighting designer Ingo Maurer.

Thai government fights back over seizure of prince’s jet

Thai government fights back over seizure of prince’s jet

Thailand's government says it’s girding itself for a high-level diplomatic scrap with Germany for impounding the jet of country's crown prince.

E. coli tainted farm cleared to reopen

E. coli tainted farm cleared to reopen

A farm in Lower Saxony, which was the origin of the E. coli outbreak in Germany that killed 53 people, has been cleared to reopen.

Deutsche Bank sued over financial crisis losses

Deutsche Bank sued over financial crisis losses

French-Belgian bank Dexia is suing Deutsche Bank for more than $1 billion in losses caused by dodgy mortgage backed securities that imploded during the 2008 financial crisis.