Duisburg lawyers fight dog poop with flags

Duisburg lawyers fight dog poop with flags

Two lawyers in Duisburg who are fed up with the mountains of dog waste left behind by careless owners have “flagged” some poop in front of their office to call attention to the extensive problem.

Half of urban playgrounds ‘unsafe’

Half of urban playgrounds ‘unsafe’

Around half of children’s playgrounds in Germany’s big cities are in such dire need of maintenance that they may be dangerous for youngsters, a team of safety officials discovered after completing a countrywide inspection.

Petrol prices hit all time high in February

Petrol prices hit all time high in February

February proved to be the most expensive month in German history for petrol, with average costs for Super E10 at €1.59 per liter, or 5.1 cents higher than in January, the German auto club ADAC said Thursday.

Deutsche Bank reject €800 million settlement

Deutsche Bank reject €800 million settlement

The decade long conflict between the Leo Kirch media empire and Deutsche Bank may go to court, after the bank rejected an €800 million offer from Kirch’s heirs to settle the dispute privately.

Star footballer’s house fire ‘likely arson’

Star footballer’s house fire ‘likely arson’

A fire at Bayern Munich defender Breno Borges' house may have been started deliberately, new evidence has indicated, fuelling suspicions that the footballer himself may have been behind the blaze.

Many German Muslims ‘refuse to integrate’

Many German Muslims ‘refuse to integrate’

Nearly every fourth non-German Muslim rejects integration, questions western values and tends to accept violence, according to a study commissioned by the German Interior Ministry and released late Thursday morning.

China boom helps Audi profits soar

China boom helps Audi profits soar

German car giant Audi posted record profits, the company reported on Thursday after turnover soared by over 68 percent in 2011.

Merkel bows under pressure to up bailout

Merkel bows under pressure to up bailout

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared to expand the emergency bailout package for the euro, according to reports on Thursday.

Löw ‘annoyed’ with Germany’s defeat

Löw ‘annoyed’ with Germany’s defeat

Germany boss Joachim Löw admitted on he was annoyed by his team's performance in their 2-1 friendly defeat to France earlier on Wednesday - their first defeat in 11 games.

Germany’s sexiest men

Germany’s sexiest men

This week’s Local List is a tribute to all things handsomely masculine, as we run through our favourite sexy German men.

What’s on in Germany:  March 1 – 7

What’s on in Germany: March 1 – 7

This Week's Highlights: An art party in Frankfurt, a music parade in Hamburg, and Jewish cinema in Munich.

Millionaires choose to live in Düsseldorf

Millionaires choose to live in Düsseldorf

You are most likely to bump into a millionaire on the streets of Düsseldorf than any other German city, according to recently released figures which put the Rhine-Ruhr region city ahead of monied Munich and well-heeled Hamburg.