Police to ask public about mystery forest boy

Police to ask public about mystery forest boy

German police are still trying to identify an English-speaking boy who walked out of the forest near Berlin. Apparently living wild with his father for five years, the authorities are preparing to launch a public appeal in their bid to find out who the teen is.

Bulgaria sacks Matthäus for Euro 2012 failure

Bulgaria sacks Matthäus for Euro 2012 failure

German football icon Lothar Matthäus was sacked as coach of Bulgaria on Monday following the national team's failure to qualify for Euro 2012.

Rookie Pirate politicians dazzled by success

Rookie Pirate politicians dazzled by success

The upstart Pirate Party scored a big win in Berlin's state elections on Sunday, gaining 15 seats in the state parliament. As Moises Mendoza found, its young members are both enthusiastic about and dazzled by their success.

Nuclear phaseout to cost Germany €250 billion

Nuclear phaseout to cost Germany €250 billion

Germany's decision to switch from nuclear to renewable sources of energy will require investment of €250 billion ($340 billion) over the next decade, a new study found Monday.

Nearly three years jail for brutal metro attacker

Nearly three years jail for brutal metro attacker

A teenager was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Monday for attempted manslaughter after his vicious attack on a man in a Berlin metro station last spring.

‘The failure of the FDP is a further weakening of Merkel’s coalition’

‘The failure of the FDP is a further weakening of Merkel’s coalition’

Germany's Free Democrats are unrepentant after taking an electoral battering in the Berlin state poll on Sunday. The Local’s media roundup explores the implications for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fractious coalition.

Computerised car drives itself around Berlin

Computerised car drives itself around Berlin

A high-tech concept car has been driving itself around Berlin and nearby autobahns since the summer, gaining accident-free experience in traffic before being introduced to the public by its creators.

Can eurobonds solve Europe’s debt crisis?

Can eurobonds solve Europe’s debt crisis?

As Europe continues to grapple with its sovereign debt crisis, one possible solution being mooted is jointly underwritten eurobonds for the 17 eurozone countries. NPR’s Berlin correspondent Eric Westervelt explains what they are and why Germany doesn’t much like them.

Credit Suisse ends tax probe with €150 mln

Credit Suisse ends tax probe with €150 mln

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said on Monday that it has reached a deal with German authorities to end a tax evasion probe, and that it would pay €150 million ($205 million) to settle the case.

Pirates shake up German political landscape

Pirates shake up German political landscape

Free wireless internet and public transport; voting rights for over-14s: just some of the policies of the Pirate Party, which Sunday spectacularly won its first seats in a German state parliament.

Doctors worry about rising exotic diseases

Doctors worry about rising exotic diseases

Globe-trotting German tourists are bringing more tropical diseases back home than ever before, prompting concern from doctors who monitor exotic ailments.

More than 30 hurt in Hessian motorway pileup

More than 30 hurt in Hessian motorway pileup

A massive pileup and secondary accidents on a Hesse motorway caused traffic to be backed up for hours and injured more than 30 people Sunday afternoon, some severely.