Germany’s foreign policy zombie

Germany’s foreign policy zombie

Unloved, ineffective and on his political deathbed, Guido Westerwelle has become a foreign policy liability for Germany, writes The Local's Marc Young.

Deutsche Bank mulling major job cuts

Deutsche Bank mulling major job cuts

Deutsche Bank is reportedly developing emergency plans for what to do if the economy worsens - including saving up to €2 billion by cutting jobs in investment banking.

Warm weekend weather defies start of autumn

Warm weekend weather defies start of autumn

Despite the official start of autumn on September 1, much of Germany looks set to enjoy a warm and toasty weekend with temperatures going up to 30 degrees.

Merkel campaigns to the last in north-east

Merkel campaigns to the last in north-east

Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) hopes to turn the page on a string of electoral defeats in a poll in the north-eastern German state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Sunday.

Ban on classic video game ‘Doom’ lifted

Ban on classic video game ‘Doom’ lifted

The classic ultra-violent video game "Doom" can now be sold openly in Germany, 17 years after its release, following a decision by the government agency responsible for protecting young people from violent media.

Bare baby bums and flyswatters

Bare baby bums and flyswatters

Motherhood in the Fatherland follows mum Sabine Devins as she navigates the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany. In the latest instalment, she discovers how nudity supposedly helps baby development.

World’s biggest electronics fair opens in Berlin

World’s biggest electronics fair opens in Berlin

The IFA consumer electronics fair, which opened to the public in Berlin on Friday, is shaping up as a battleground for tablet computer makers to attack the Apple iPad's dominant market position.

Customers unlikely to see TelDaFax money

Customers unlikely to see TelDaFax money

The official insolvency procedures of energy firm TelDaFax have begun in a Bonn court, but refunds appear to be a pipe dream for most of the failed utility's 700,000 former customers.

Niebel: Libya doesn’t need more aid

Niebel: Libya doesn’t need more aid

German Development Minister Dirk Niebel has ruled out handing out any more development aid for Libya, saying there was no need.

Schäuble wants brand new EU treaty

Schäuble wants brand new EU treaty

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has told the leadership of his Christian Democratic Union party that he wants the European Union to create a new treaty that gives Brussels greater powers in financial policy.

Yvonne the cow forced to give up fugitive life

Yvonne the cow forced to give up fugitive life

The Bavaria cow named Yvonne who escaped from a farm in May, went on the run and had a hefty bounty put on her head, has finally been caught.