Officials investigate more football violence

Officials investigate more football violence

The German Football Association (DFB) said Wednesday it will investigate Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg following the violent incidents which followed a 1-0 German Cup defeat at home to Greuther Fürth.

Teens jailed for brutal Berlin metro attack

Teens jailed for brutal Berlin metro attack

A judge has handed down prison sentences of between four and six years to four young men charged with attempting to kill a man at a Berlin metro station earlier this year.

Germany funds Afghan TV cop show

Germany funds Afghan TV cop show

The German government is bankrolling a new TV cop show in Afghanistan in the hope of helping improve the image of the country's much-maligned police force.

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Popularity for FDP plummets further

Support for the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has slumped to two percent, according to a recent poll.

Germany to borrow €250 billion to service debt

Germany to borrow €250 billion to service debt

Germany intends to borrow up to €250 billion ($329 billion) from the markets in 2012, less than this year's level, the government's financing agency said Wednesday.

Sandra Bullock smuggles sausage for Christmas

Sandra Bullock smuggles sausage for Christmas

Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has admitted to smuggling delectable sausage from Germany into the United States for Christmastime.

Energy firm EnBW sells Polish assets

Energy firm EnBW sells Polish assets

German energy supplier EnBW said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its shareholdings in two Polish power plants to French giant EdF for €301 million ($395 million).

Beauty ‘as good as a uni degree’ for career

Beauty ‘as good as a uni degree’ for career

Being good-looking can be as useful as a university degree when it comes to wages and promotions, with a person's attractiveness directly affecting pay-packets and careers, according to a new study.

Celebrating a German Christmas down under

Celebrating a German Christmas down under

Germany is transformed into a winter wonderland during the holidays, but what happens when a German family has to celebrate the Yuletide during summer down under? Jeff Kavanagh reports on a very kiwi Christmas.

The Local’s guide to skiing in Germany

The Local’s guide to skiing in Germany

There’s more to skiing in Germany than the northernmost bits of the Alps. As the new season begins, The Local introduces some alternative slopes that just might be closer than you think.