Merkel expects no breakthrough at eurozone crisis summit

Merkel expects no breakthrough at eurozone crisis summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that the eurozone summit on a second Greek rescue would not produce a "spectacular" knock-out blow to the bloc's sovereign debt crisis.

Betraying Berlin

Betraying Berlin

Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British daily The Times, is going back to London. In his last column for The Local, he explains why he had to end his stay in the ‘narcoleptic’ German capital.

Raid targets suspected Islamist fund-raisers

Raid targets suspected Islamist fund-raisers

German police raided eight apartments and an office in the Stuttgart area on Tuesday in an operation aimed at cracking down on fund-raising for Islamic extremists abroad, although no one was arrested, authorities said.

Duden publishes special ‘new German’ dictionary

Duden publishes special ‘new German’ dictionary

The famous Duden German dictionary publisher has gathered a selection of new words to enter the language over the last decade and put them into a special edition book to mark the 100th anniversary of its founder’s death.

Cops losing tobacco smuggling battle

Cops losing tobacco smuggling battle

Untaxed cigarettes and tobacco are costing the German government an untold amount of money in lost tax revenue each year, and as new fronts in tobacco smuggling open, authorities seem powerless to stem their market penetration.

Merkel plays down future Russian gas dependence

Merkel plays down future Russian gas dependence

Chancellor Angela Merkel played down Germany's future energy dependence on Russia as a flap over a cancelled democracy prize for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin erupted at talks Tuesday.

Economy primed for next decade but poor lose out

Economy primed for next decade but poor lose out

Germany is in a better situation to cope with the next decade than any other major industrial nation, but the gap between rich and poor is increasing, according to studies published this week.

Notorious Nazi’s diaries to be auctioned

Notorious Nazi’s diaries to be auctioned

A US auction house has announced it will put under the hammer the journals of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the so-called "Angel of Death" who decided life or death and directed gruesome medical experiments in concentration camps.

MP calls for holiday brochures to contain human rights info

MP calls for holiday brochures to contain human rights info

The head of the German parliament's tourism committee has called for holiday brochures to contain information about the human rights situation in the countries being advertised, although he rejected the idea of boycotts.

Interior Ministry denies training Saudi spooks

Interior Ministry denies training Saudi spooks

The German Interior Ministry has denied that federal police officers on duty in Saudi Arabia have been training secret service officers there, after a television magazine claimed this was the case.

Discovering Munich’s best summer beer locations

Discovering Munich’s best summer beer locations

Summer in Munich means one thing: drinking beer outdoors. Chris Cottrell discovers five of the best places to knock back a cold Maß in the Bavarian capital.