Opposition vents fury over new EFSF extension

Opposition vents fury over new EFSF extension

German opposition parties have demanded another parliamentary vote following reports that the French and German governments are planning to expand the eurozone financial safety net even further.

Ramsauer: helmet law for cyclists could be inevitable

Ramsauer: helmet law for cyclists could be inevitable

Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer has said a new mandatory bicycle helmet law is likely to be introduced in the near future to reduce the number of head injuries in bicycle accidents.

Deutsche Bank London headquarters raided

Deutsche Bank London headquarters raided

Deutsche Bank’s London headquarters were raided by EU investigators Wednesday morning, after reports that Europe’s leading banks have been manipulating interest rates.

‘Determined, yes. Successful, no.’

‘Determined, yes. Successful, no.’

In the wake of last weekend's nationwide “Occupy” protests, The Local took to the streets of Berlin to gauge public opinion on the demos, in the latest instalment of the Zeitgeist series.

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Last East German head of state dies at 83

Manfred Gerlach, who served communist East Germany as its last head of state, has died after a long illness it was reported Wednesday.

Amnesty reports arms deals with dictators

Amnesty reports arms deals with dictators

Between 2005 and 2009 the German government approved the sale of huge quantities of weapons to repressive regimes in North Africa and the Middle East despite clear policy guidelines, a new Amnesty International report says.

Bad bank pushed into red by Greek debt cut

Bad bank pushed into red by Greek debt cut

The "bad bank" of German state-owned lender Hypo Real Estate said Tuesday that writedowns on its holdings of Greek bonds pushed it deeply into the red in the first six months of this year.

Soldiers’ remains found in World War I tunnel

Soldiers’ remains found in World War I tunnel

Twenty-one German soldiers have been discovered in a World War I tunnel in Alsace, France, 93 years after they were buried alive during battle.

Finding the fairytale wedding setting

Finding the fairytale wedding setting

For couples wanting a fairytale wedding, holding the ceremony or reception in a castle could be the perfect setting. Sally McGrane reports.

Childhood sex abuse decreasing, study says

Childhood sex abuse decreasing, study says

Despite screaming headlines, sexual assaults of children in Germany have decreased over the past two decades, according to a large-scale new study.