Antimatter spotted on the edge of the world

Antimatter spotted on the edge of the world

Earth is wearing a belt of antimatter – a twin of ordinary matter that could one day be used to create fuel for interstellar space travel – according to a breakthrough study by German and Italian scientists.

Monster trucks may ply autobahn for field trial

Monster trucks may ply autobahn for field trial

Monster trucks could soon be coming to a German autobahn near you. A controversial programme aims to test the 25-metre-long "gigaliners" on the country's roads.

Finance industry blasts proposed tax

Finance industry blasts proposed tax

Financial sector players wasted no time on Wednesday in slamming a mooted financial transactions tax, saying it would push business to rival global centres and be hard to enforce.

Media roundup: Plotting the euro’s future in Paris

Media roundup: Plotting the euro’s future in Paris

With the eurozone debt crisis still simmering, Germany and France have proposed an economic government for Europe’s currency union. But newspapers in The Local’s media roundup aren’t so sure it will be enough to save the euro.

Stormy Australia weighs on Hochtief results

Stormy Australia weighs on Hochtief results

The biggest German construction group, Hochtief, posted on Wednesday modest second quarter results owing to problems with its Australian unit Leighton.

Swine flu vaccine worth €250 mln to be destroyed

Swine flu vaccine worth €250 mln to be destroyed

German health authorities are making arrangements to burn around 15 tonnes of swine flu vaccine worth around €250 million which people refused to take, and is now past its use-by date.

Berliners enjoy best standard of living in Germany

Berliners enjoy best standard of living in Germany

Berliners enjoy the best standard of living among Germany’s big-city dwellers while people in Munich have to pay the highest prices, according to a new study by the Swiss bank UBS.

Bayern Munich players hit back against legend Kahn’s criticism

Bayern Munich players hit back against legend Kahn’s criticism

A war of words has broken out between current Bayern Munich stars Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philip Lahm and former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn over leadership of the Bavarian football club.

Campaign aims to get foreigners the vote

Campaign aims to get foreigners the vote

Voting activists have launched a campaign to try to get non-Germans involved in the country's elections, with a shadow poll to be held in Berlin ahead of a state election in the capital in September.

Cars burn in Berlin for second night in a row

Cars burn in Berlin for second night in a row

Arsonists went on the attack in Berlin again on Tuesday night, burning a series of expensive cars for a second night in a row, this time hitting at least 15.