More than half of parents hit their kids – sons most

More than half of parents hit their kids – sons most

More than half German parents still hit their children, and a new survey shows that boys are hit twice as often as girls, although most parents feel terrible afterwards.

Anxious Germans skip lunch to stay at work

Anxious Germans skip lunch to stay at work

More and more Germans are grabbing a fifteen-minute falafel at their desks for lunch – rather than taking an hour for a proper plate of schnitzel and chips, like in the good old days - a new survey says.

‘Scared’ German tourists ‘avoiding Greece’

‘Scared’ German tourists ‘avoiding Greece’

German tourists are "afraid" to come to Greece due to widespread anger at EU-mandated austerity cuts that have left the country in a deep recession, the Greek culture minister said on Monday.

Commuter leaves 13-kilometre oil leak

Commuter leaves 13-kilometre oil leak

Commuters driving into Berlin on Monday morning were hindered not only by the usual road works, but a 13-kilometre oil leak which fire fighters rushed to cover to prevent an accident.

Germany’s eleven sexiest women

Germany’s eleven sexiest women

Germany’s women are in the spotlight this week - having recently dealt with the sexy men, this edition of The Local List features a selection of the country’s most delectable ladies.

German schools ‘either unfair or no good’

German schools ‘either unfair or no good’

German schools are only good in areas where they are unfair – and where they are fair, they are generally no good, according to a damning report published on Monday by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Speed trap turned into bird house

Speed trap turned into bird house

Officials in southern Germany whose speed trap was smashed into by a car turned it into a bird house – and say it is now home to a family of great tits.

Daimler ‘altering own Wikipedia page’

Daimler ‘altering own Wikipedia page’

Daimler’s Wikipedia page has been altered – removing criticism of the firm’s lobbying work - from an IP address belonging to the company, it was reported on Monday.

Police nab suspected rhino horn robbers

Police nab suspected rhino horn robbers

Munich police have made three arrests in their hunt for an international rhino horn robbery ring which has been stealing from museums, auction houses and zoos across Europe.

Merkel questions Afghan pull-out timetable

Merkel questions Afghan pull-out timetable

Chancellor Angela Merkel called into question Germany's planned pullout from Afghanistan as she made a surprise trip to the war-torn country on Monday, a day after a US soldier massacred 16 civilians.