Cooler days mark end to wet and grey summer

Cooler days mark end to wet and grey summer

Cold air will stream in from the North Sea this week, keeping northern Germany damp, while high pressure will clear out the clouds over the central and southern parts of the country.

Berlin resets Libya policy

Berlin resets Libya policy

Germany sought to turn a new leaf on Monday by stressing its readiness to help with reconstruction and aid in Libya after failing to provide military assistance to the campaign against Muammar Qaddafi.

Porsche wants piece of Ferrari market

Porsche wants piece of Ferrari market

Porsche boss Matthias Müller has announced a new plan for the elite sports car brand to muscle in on the segment of the luxury market traditionally dominated by Italian rival Ferrari.

Merkel wants old East German plane back

Merkel wants old East German plane back

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reportedly unhappy with her new Airbus A340, which is used for official visits around the world. She now wants an older plane, which the government inherited from communist East Germany, to be given a new lease of life.

The Local launches France’s news in English

The Local launches France’s news in English

The Local, a leading source of English-language news in Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland, announced on Monday it has now established a news website in France.

Frankfurt dubbed Germany’s crime capital

Frankfurt dubbed Germany’s crime capital

Frankfurt has been declared the most dangerous city in Germany according to still unreleased crime statistics for 2010, which apparently show the city had the largest number of murder and manslaughter cases per 100,000 residents.

Urban gardening takes off at Berlin’s fabled airport Tempelhof

Urban gardening takes off at Berlin’s fabled airport Tempelhof

It's sunflowers instead of planes and kale instead of kerosene at the German capital's legendary Tempelhof Airport, site of the Berlin Airlift and now home to one of Europe's biggest and most unusual urban gardens. AFP’s Deborah Cole reports.

Small plane makes emergency road landing

Small plane makes emergency road landing

An amateur pilot’s quick-thinking saved the lives of himself and his wife on Sunday, when technical difficulties forced him to land his hired sports plane on a road in the small Bavarian town of Stockstadt.

Google apologizes to Hamburg police for bad link

Google apologizes to Hamburg police for bad link

US internet giant Google has apologized to state prosecutors in Hamburg for accidentally including a link to a website critical of the authority in its online maps entry.

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Tax cuts will be moderate, says Merkel

Tax relief promised for 2013 will be moderate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview on Sunday offering an early glimpse of a policy held dear by her pro-business coalition partners.

Neo-Nazi cartoon stork irritates far-right

Neo-Nazi cartoon stork irritates far-right

He's a stork with a small moustache and a side-parting. Meet Storch Heinar. The cartoon parodying the far-right has been annoying the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) in the state election campaign in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.