Merkel talks euro rescue with France and Spain

Merkel talks euro rescue with France and Spain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to hold an emergency telephone conference with her French and Spanish counterparts on Friday amid fears that jittery financial markets could threaten the eurozone and damage the global economy.

Berlin holiday apartments – worth checking out?
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Berlin holiday apartments – worth checking out?

Staying in an apartment can make a trip to Berlin more fun and more economical. Here's how to go about it.

The changing face of Germany

The changing face of Germany

The definition of what it means to be German slowly appears to be changing – and that’s a good thing, according to The Local’s Marc Young.

Hunt for double killer suspect goes nationwide

Hunt for double killer suspect goes nationwide

The hunt for the man who police say shot and killed two women and seriously injured a man in Berlin on Thursday, has gone nationwide, after authorities admitted they could not find him – and that he was still armed.

Weekend set to remain wet, introducing a few days of autumn

Weekend set to remain wet, introducing a few days of autumn

After a brief respite of summery weather early this week, Germany is approaching another stormy, wet weekend - followed by a sharp drop in temperatures come Monday.

Unseen eastern side of the Berlin Wall revealed

Unseen eastern side of the Berlin Wall revealed

One week before Germany marks the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, newly uncovered photos offer an unprecedented glimpse of the communist eastern side looking to the free west.

Wacken heavy metal festival gets heads banging

Wacken heavy metal festival gets heads banging

Heavy metal fans have descended on a small town in Schleswig-Holstein for the 22nd annual Wacken Open Air. With Ozzy Osbourne, Motörhead and Judas Priest headlining, the three-day festival's 75,000 tickets have been sold out for months.

Insurer Allianz results bow to Greek losses

Insurer Allianz results bow to Greek losses

German insurance giant Allianz said Friday that its second-quarter net profit fell seven percent to €1.07 billion ($1.5 billion) after a large charge on the value of its Greek bond holdings.

Race is on to find escaped cow Yvonne before hunters kill her

Race is on to find escaped cow Yvonne before hunters kill her

Animal rights activists are racing to try to find an escaped cow before hunters do - after Bavarian authorities issued an order to get her dead or alive.

Dortmund kick off new Bundesliga season

Dortmund kick off new Bundesliga season

Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp is hoping for another impressive display from Japan winger Shinji Kagawa when the defending champions kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday night.

Interior Ministry to probe ban of far-right NPD

Interior Ministry to probe ban of far-right NPD

Discussions surrounding a possible ban of Germany's neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) have taken a major step forward after the Interior Ministry agreed to participate in a working group to look into the matter.

VW making progress in tough US market

VW making progress in tough US market

Lower prices are helping Volkswagen make progress toward the German automaker's plan to quadruple sales in the US market, its top US executive says.

Economists worry as stock markets plummet

Economists worry as stock markets plummet

Economists are warning of the possibility of a new global financial crisis after stock markets around the world, including in Germany, crashed on Thursday.