Germany ready to inseminate you, minister says

Germany ready to inseminate you, minister says

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder has proposed a plan to help finance artificial insemination treatments for childless couples in a bid to encourage more people to use the method.

Couple puzzle cops with abandoned car after fight

Couple puzzle cops with abandoned car after fight

Police called to an abandoned car on a main road in the German city of Bielefeld feared the worst when they found the motor running and the keys still in the ignition – but later discovered it had been left there by a couple in the middle of a huge fight.

Merkel: ‘We have our own debts to pay’

Merkel: ‘We have our own debts to pay’

Germany hit back at those calling for the country to dig deeper into its pockets to solve the eurozone debt crisis, saying on Monday it had its own debts to pay off.

Consumers shrugging off debt crisis

Consumers shrugging off debt crisis

German consumer confidence is holding up in the face of the eurozone debt crisis as rising employment and incomes helped to offset looming recession fears, a poll found on Monday.

Man claims 34 years of incest was consensual

Man claims 34 years of incest was consensual

A man charged with raping his daughter nearly 500 times and fathering three children by her during a 34-year reign of domestic terror told a German court on Monday the sex had been consensual.

‘Stuttgart’s future is at stake’

‘Stuttgart’s future is at stake’

The people of Baden-Württemberg have spoken: In a referendum on Sunday voters backed state funding for the controversial €4.5-billion Stuttgart 21 rail project. The Local’s media roundup looks at the reaction on Monday.

Berlin denies it’s considering ‘elite bonds’

Berlin denies it’s considering ‘elite bonds’

Germany denied on Monday a report it was considering "elite bonds" to pool the debt only of eurozone countries with a top AAA credit rating as a response to its crippling debt crisis.

Armed neo-Nazi scene embraces violence

Armed neo-Nazi scene embraces violence

The rise of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) has focused attention on Germany's neo-Nazi scene, which experts say includes violent militants with professional weapons training. Ben Knight reports.

British WWII bomb forces evacuation of Koblenz

British WWII bomb forces evacuation of Koblenz

Plans are being made to evacuate nearly half the residents of Koblenz next weekend so that a 1.8 tonnes British WWII bomb found in the Rhine River can be defused. Two hospitals and a prison are within the evacuation zone.

Mainz minnows beat mighty Bayern Munich

Mainz minnows beat mighty Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich lost in a shock 3-2 defeat at Bundesliga stragglers Mainz on Sunday, a result which leaves the Bavarians third in the table, and puts champions Dortmund top for the first time this season.

Nuke waste train arrives despite protests

Nuke waste train arrives despite protests

The train taking radioactive waste from a French reprocessing centre to storage in northern Germany completed the rail stage of its journey early on Monday morning, after days of fierce protests.