Football legend makes Alzheimer admission

Football legend makes Alzheimer admission

Macho German football legend Rudi Assauer says he has Alzheimer’s Disease, an admission one expert told The Local could help stoke discussion of an illness still considered taboo in many circles.

Compassion needed for homeless out in cold

Compassion needed for homeless out in cold

As a homeless man was found frozen to death on a bench in northern Germany on Thursday, authorities across the country called for people to show compassion for those in danger from the harsh weather.

Ramstein to host NATO missile shield command

Ramstein to host NATO missile shield command

NATO will locate the command centre for its missile shield at the US airbase Ramstein in Germany, a base spokesman confirmed on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: February 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: February 2 – 8

This Week's Highlights: Burlesque in Hamburg, children's theatre in Nuremberg, and an exhibition in Berlin examines the dark side of technology.

Deutsche Bank profits fall as debt crisis bites

Deutsche Bank profits fall as debt crisis bites

Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected drop in earnings at the end of last year as the eurozone sovereign debt crisis hurt business.

Euro crisis, earthquakes slam Munich Re profits

Euro crisis, earthquakes slam Munich Re profits

Munich Re, the world's biggest reinsurer, said Thursday that profits plummeted last year due to heavy losses from both the eurozone debt crisis and a string of natural catastrophes.

UK eurosceptic sparks uproar with Nazi jibe

UK eurosceptic sparks uproar with Nazi jibe

A eurosceptic British MEP provoked the German head of the European Parliament chairman to cut off his microphone after comparing Germany’s proposed plans for Greece's finances to the Nazi occupation of the country.

Merkel urges China to press Iran over nukes

Merkel urges China to press Iran over nukes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Beijing Thursday to put pressure on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme as she began an official visit to China on Thursday.

Student veterinarians most likely to pop pills

Student veterinarians most likely to pop pills

Just five percent of German students are turning to prescription drugs to help them through university – but budding veterinarians and sports stars are the most likely to reach for a pill bottle, according to a study released this week.

Bahn sends bill to accident victim’s family

Bahn sends bill to accident victim’s family

Deutsche Bahn has apologised for billing the mother of a man killed by a train €5,000 compensation because the driver whose train hit him has not been able to work since.

US football star hopes to inspire fellow Germans

US football star hopes to inspire fellow Germans

Germany's Sebastian Vollmer does not see himself as another Dirk Nowitzki when it comes to sparking his countrymen’s interest in US sports by winning a championship at the highest level.