Print Mein Kampf to fight neo-Nazi extremism

Print Mein Kampf to fight neo-Nazi extremism

The proposed publication of Hitler's Mein Kampf in Germany has sparked outrage and worries it would give voice to neo-Nazis. But The Local’s Moises Mendoza argues it is time for the country to fight extremism by supporting free speech.

Six-year sentence for paedophile priest

Six-year sentence for paedophile priest

A Catholic priest found guilty of over 250 charges of sexual abuse towards young boys has been sentenced to six years in prison, a German court announced on Thursday.

Hope dwindles for NYSE- Deutsche Börse merger

Hope dwindles for NYSE- Deutsche Börse merger

The proposed merger of Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext, which would create the world's largest market operator worth over $17 billion (€13 billion) is in trouble, a senior executive was reported as saying on Thursday.

Soros damns German handling of euro crisis

Soros damns German handling of euro crisis

Prominent US investor George Soros launched a devastating broadside against the Germany's handling of the European debt crisis, saying the eurozone was on a “self-destructive” course.

Child poverty decreases

Child poverty decreases

The number of children living on state benefits in Germany has dropped significantly in the past five years, it was reported Thursday.

Email ‘snowball’ creates Bundestag chaos

Email ‘snowball’ creates Bundestag chaos

It was supposed to be simple email: But after a German parliament staffer's missive accidentally was sent to thousands of her colleagues, their responses overloaded Bundestag computers on Wednesday.

Ice queen Witt provokes UK tears after ‘big’ jibe

Ice queen Witt provokes UK tears after ‘big’ jibe

Germany's former ice-skating Olympic champion Katarina Witt has made peace with British skier Chemmy Alcott after making her cry by calling her a “pretty big woman” on a UK television show.

Cops allowed to film on Reeperbahn

Cops allowed to film on Reeperbahn

Germany’s Federal Administrative Court ruled Wednesday that police can film on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn red light district for crime prevention purposes, ending a legal dispute closely watched by privacy advocates.

Merkel: Germany can’t save euro alone

Merkel: Germany can’t save euro alone

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany was not prepared to expose itself to further damage on the markets in order to save the eurozone as the IMF called for a pooling of rescue funds.

Handball team’s European loss ends Olympic dream

Handball team’s European loss ends Olympic dream

Germany’s handball team, considered one of the best in the world, suffered a double-defeat Wednesday evening: Elimination from the European Handball Championship and a lost chance to go to the London Summer Olympic Games.

Publisher backs down on <i>Mein Kampf</i> plans

Publisher backs down on Mein Kampf plans

A British publisher has backtracked on plans to sell excerpts of Mein Kampf in Germany in the face of strong public pressure and a court ruling forbidding it’s publication.