Greece no threat to world economy: ECB man

Greece no threat to world economy: ECB man

Greece, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, is "no threat to the world economy," Germany's European Central Bank executive board member Jörg Asmussen said on Monday.

Stingy banks prod firms to tap bond market

Stingy banks prod firms to tap bond market

German companies are increasingly turning to the bond markets for their financing as banks restrict lending, a new study by Moody's Investors Service found on Monday.

Judge to confiscate Facebook account

Judge to confiscate Facebook account

A judge in the southern town of Reutlingen is set to make legal history by becoming the first German judge to confiscate a Facebook account as evidence.

Petrol prices surge to record highs

Petrol prices surge to record highs

German petrol prices have hit record highs and look set to crack €1.70 per litre, according to the Aral petrol company.

Rhinelanders go mad for Rose Monday

Rhinelanders go mad for Rose Monday

Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday, is when the Rhinelanders show off their satirical side with the traditional parade of bizarre Karneval floats. Check out our photo gallery of the best pics of the day.

Profile: Joachim Gauck, Germany’s ‘President of Hearts’

Profile: Joachim Gauck, Germany’s ‘President of Hearts’

Joachim Gauck, 72, an East German Lutheran pastor and human rights activist nominated as Germany's next president, hopes to restore faith in the office after damaging scandals toppled his predecessor.

A painful submission or Merkel’s masterpiece?

A painful submission or Merkel’s masterpiece?

Joachim Gauck’s ascension to the German presidency looks like a slap in the face for Chancellor Angela Merkel, but as many papers have spotted, they have plenty in common. The Local’s media roundup surveys opinion.

Frankfurt Airport strike extended to Wednesday

Frankfurt Airport strike extended to Wednesday

A strike by air traffic workers at Frankfurt Airport has been extended to early Wednesday morning, crippling flights at Germany's most important air hub.

Khedira shocked by Tunisian arrests over sexy pics

Khedira shocked by Tunisian arrests over sexy pics

German-Tunisian footballer Sami Khedira has expressed regret that three Tunisian journalists were arrested because their paper printed an erotic photo of him and his model girlfriend Lena Gercke.

Germany’s most wanted criminal collared

Germany’s most wanted criminal collared

Germany’s most wanted violent criminal Thomas Feldhofer was finally captured on Sunday near the northern coastal town of Lübeck. He had been on the run for several months after a series of armed robberies.

East German activist to be new president

East German activist to be new president

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her coalition and the opposition had agreed Sunday to nominate former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck as a consensus candidate to become the country's next president.