President Wulff clings on

President Wulff clings on

Embattled German President Christian Wulff said Wednesday he wanted to stay in office despite a mounting series of scandals that Chancellor Angela Merkel asked him to clear up.

Top ten German sayings

Top ten German sayings

This latest instalment of The Local List hopes to shine a little light on some of the charming eccentricities of the German language.

Scientists discover new marine dinosaur

Scientists discover new marine dinosaur

German scientists in Lower Saxony have identified a new type of dinosaur that roamed the world’s waters in prehistoric times, they announced Wednesday.

Germany ravaged by New Year’s storms

Germany ravaged by New Year’s storms

People in Germany awoke after Tuesday night’s storm to scenes of destruction. The system of low pressure, known as “Ulli,” caused high winds and violent seas across the north of the country.

Germany to ‘escape recession’ in 2012

Germany to ‘escape recession’ in 2012

Germany will escape recession this year despite the ongoing eurozone debt crisis and return to solid growth in 2013, one of the country's top institutes said Wednesday.

President to face TV grilling on loan scandal

President to face TV grilling on loan scandal

German President Christian Wulff said Wednesday he will submit to a TV interview on the spiralling loan scandal threatening to engulf him. The interview will be aired the same evening.

Six arrests after suspected drug deal goes wrong

Six arrests after suspected drug deal goes wrong

One person was shot, four injured and six arrested in a Berlin fight over an apparent drug deal gone wrong Tuesday. All those involved have refused to talk about the deal that appears to have sparked the fight.

Political foundation office re-opens in Cairo

Political foundation office re-opens in Cairo

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation office in Cairo, the German political party foundation branch raided by Egyptian authorities at the end of December, has been allowed to re-open, the organization announced Tuesday.

Faeces-filled flat cleared by authorities

Faeces-filled flat cleared by authorities

A German court ruled Tuesday that the police were within their rights to clear out a man’s home whose floor was covered with animal faeces and food remains. The man lived with 150 free-roaming rabbits.

Germany and France end tussle over key ECB job

Germany and France end tussle over key ECB job

The European Central Bank put an end Tuesday to a bitter battle between France and Germany over a key post within the bank by naming a Belgian to the highly coveted position of chief economist.