Victims' rights organisations and a police union sharply attacked a plan backed by 10 German states to allow prisoners convicted of dangerous crimes to apply for "holidays" after just five years in jail rather than the current 10.
A notoriously aggressive American investment company, attracted to the German market by rising prices, is spending nearly €1 billion on more than 22,000 flats across Germany, the Financial Times Deutschland reported Tuesday.
After petrol prices hit record highs and traffic jams snaked across Germany this Easter, Leipzig made its public transport free for four days this week, but will it get more people out of their cars in the long run? Have your say.
"Aggressive cyclists" have come under fire from Germany's Transport Minister, who called Tuesday for a tougher course of action against bad behaviour on the roads.
Police are warning that specialist bee rustlers are buzzing around in the Lower Saxony region, after two entire hives were stolen, complete with thousands of bees.
The eastern German city of Leipzig began a four-day offer of free public transport to drivers Tuesday in a bid to get them out of their cars for good.
A German grandfather was so distracted by a beauty spot that he left his nine-year-old granddaughter locked in the boot of his car and went for a walk.
German writer and Nobel laureate Günter Grass has been banned from Israel over his latest poem. But as The Local’s media roundup finds, pundits are split over whether what he said was justifiable or not.
Germany’s nascent Pirate Party has overtaken the Greens to become the nation's third strongest political force, according to a survey published on Tuesday.
The healthcare industry could create tens of thousands of new jobs this year, the German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry said in a report published on Tuesday.