Bundesbank sees increasing risks for German banks

Bundesbank sees increasing risks for German banks

Risks for German banks from the eurozone debt crisis are increasing, but recent efforts to strengthen capital resources meant those risks were still manageable, the Bundesbank said Thursday.

Effort to ease dual citizenship fails

Effort to ease dual citizenship fails

Germany's left-wing opposition failed on Thursday to convince parliament that children born to foreign parents should be able to keep dual citizenship beyond the age of 23, after Chancellor Merkel's governing centre-right coalition torpedoed the measure.

British troops to start pullout in January

British troops to start pullout in January

British soldiers stationed across Germany are preparing to leave in as soon as a few months, after the UK Ministry of Defence on Thursday released details of its mass withdrawal of forces from the country.

Germany to buy Daimler’s EADS shares

Germany to buy Daimler’s EADS shares

Carmaker Daimler is to transfer a 7.5-percent stake in European aerospace and defence giant EADS to Germany's state-owned bank KfW, the Economy Ministry announced on Thursday.

The top ten most influential foreigners in Germany

The top ten most influential foreigners in Germany

From military leaders to artists, CEOs to footballers, Germany is teeming with foreign talent. The Local kicks of its new series with a countdown of influential foreigners in an array of fields.

Police raid Heckler & Koch in bribery probe

Police raid Heckler & Koch in bribery probe

Police have raided the headquarters of German gun maker Heckler & Koch as part of an investigation into illegal gun sales to the Mexican government.

Merkel denies mulling plan to split eurozone

Merkel denies mulling plan to split eurozone

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday denied rumours that Germany was considering allowing struggling euro countries to leave the single currency, amid increasing concerns about a eurozone split and warnings of a recession.

Man wins jackpot, then causes fatal car crash

Man wins jackpot, then causes fatal car crash

A German man won a huge casino jackpot but less than a day later allegedly caused a horrific car crash that left two people dead and him facing homicide charges.

What’s on in Germany:  November 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: November 10 – 16

This Week's Highlights: Short films in Cologne, Jewish culture in Munich, and big bubbles in Berlin.

Granny could face death sentence in Florida

Granny could face death sentence in Florida

A German grandmother could face the death penalty in Florida after a court ruled she was stable enough to be tried for the murder of her grandson, who she allegedly drowned in a bathtub while on holiday to see him.

German women’s volleyball team eye Olympics after beating USA

German women’s volleyball team eye Olympics after beating USA

Germany’s women volleyball team celebrated a sensational victory in Japan on Wednesday, beating the world cup favourites USA 3-0 and getting into a good position to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

Mistaken fathers can find out who’s the daddy

Mistaken fathers can find out who’s the daddy

German men who have been paying financial support for children they wrongly believed to be theirs, have been awarded the right to find out who the real fathers are.

Government funded Die Toten Hosen and Tokio Hotel concerts

Government funded Die Toten Hosen and Tokio Hotel concerts

German government funding for culture is usually earmarked for non-commercial ventures – yet tens of thousands of euros have been spent supporting overseas concerts by huge bands such as Die Toten Hosen and Tokio Hotel.