DAX tanks as investors fear global rout

DAX tanks as investors fear global rout

Germany’s DAX stock index hit its lowest level in two years on Monday amid growing investor fears of a renewed global recession.

Deutsche CEO attacks IMF over recapitalisation

Deutsche CEO attacks IMF over recapitalisation

The CEO of Germany's leading bank, Deutsche Bank's Josef Ackermann, on Monday attacked the head of the IMF for suggesting banks should boost their capital to offset dangers relating to the eurozone debt crisis.

‘Something is deeply wrong when the NPD is more successful than the FDP’

‘Something is deeply wrong when the NPD is more successful than the FDP’

Is Chancellor Merkel’s centre-right alliance heading towards political oblivion? Commentators in The Local’s media roundup examine the impact of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania vote.

World’s slowest concert crawls to 10th anniversary

World’s slowest concert crawls to 10th anniversary

A quirky music project to play the longest song in the history of the world on Monday crawled to its 10th anniversary – but there are still 629 years to go.

Friedrich: 1,000 potential terrorists in Germany

Friedrich: 1,000 potential terrorists in Germany

Around 1,000 potential Islamist terrorists live in Germany, 128 of whom could be classed as capable of carrying out attacks, Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Monday.

Aid to Syria continues despite sanctions

Aid to Syria continues despite sanctions

Despite far-reaching sanctions against the Syrian government for its brutal crackdown against a civilian uprising, Germany is still offering development aid to the Middle East country. The Green party has expressed reservations.

Taxi driver locks woman in boot after fare dispute

Taxi driver locks woman in boot after fare dispute

A taxi driver in Hamburg became so enraged during a fare dispute with a passenger that he beat the woman and then locked her in the car boot for five hours before she was freed, the police reported on Monday.

Performer plunges to death at Leipzig festival

Performer plunges to death at Leipzig festival

A Swedish musician fell 20 metres to his death during a performance at a Leipzig street festival over the weekend.

Air Berlin mulls in-flight dialect announcements after web sensation

Air Berlin mulls in-flight dialect announcements after web sensation

Air Berlin is considering asking its flight attendants to make some announcements in regional German dialects after a YouTube video of one of its attendants speaking Swabian became a web sensation.

Samsung withdraws tablet from fair after Apple complaints

Samsung withdraws tablet from fair after Apple complaints

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it has withdrawn its new tablet computer from a major electronics fair in Berlin after a German court accepted a complaint from US rival Apple.