Investor confidence slumps to 2008 lows

Investor confidence slumps to 2008 lows

German investors had a bad case of the summertime blues this month as economic activity stagnated across the eurozone, with surveys released Tuesday at multi-year lows owing to the debt crisis and poor growth prospects.

Porsche unveils new 911

Porsche unveils new 911

An icon of German automotive engineering, the Porsche 911, is being reborn. The legendary sports car is bigger, pricier, and more fuel-efficient.

Teen confesses to brutal metro beating

Teen confesses to brutal metro beating

The 18-year-old accused of a vicious attack in a Berlin U-Bahn metro station has confessed to the crime at the opening of his trial.

Beloved humorist Loriot dies

Beloved humorist Loriot dies

One of the most popular German comedians of the post-war period, Vicco von Bülow, better known by his stage name Loriot, has died at the age of 87.

Mountain climbers go missing in Afghanistan

Mountain climbers go missing in Afghanistan

Fears are growing that two German men who went missing several days ago after setting off to climb snow-capped mountains in war-torn Afghanistan could have been kidnapped, officials said Tuesday.

Media roundup: Libya after Qaddafi

Media roundup: Libya after Qaddafi

As the end of Libyan despot Muammar Qaddafi reign nears, commentators in The Local’s media roundup examine what’s next for the North African country and the impact of Germany’s decision to break with its NATO allies.

Bayern’s Lahm exposes deep rifts with ex-coaches

Bayern’s Lahm exposes deep rifts with ex-coaches

A new book by Bayern Munich and German national team captain Philipp Lahm exposes deep rifts with his former coaches Jürgen Klinsmann, Felix Magath and Louis van Gaal at the Bavarian football club.

Westerwelle plays down engagement in Libya

Westerwelle plays down engagement in Libya

Although Germany is eager to help Libya after the ousting of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, discussion of any potential engagement in the North African country is premature, said Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday evening.

Deutsche Post struggles with rising mail theft

Deutsche Post struggles with rising mail theft

Thousands of letters and packages are being stolen each year within Deutsche Post’s delivery chain in what German police say is a growing trend.

Outdoors clothes companies making major inroads

Outdoors clothes companies making major inroads

A paradise for outdoor clothing and accessories, Germany is drawing the attention of the sector's major players.