Rewe pulls ‘deceptive’ bio-bags from shops

Rewe pulls ‘deceptive’ bio-bags from shops

Supermarket giant Rewe has pulled its "100% biodegradable" bags from shops after an environment organisation called them a "particularly cheeky case of consumer deception."

Woman wants ‘too much sex’ – man calls cops

Woman wants ‘too much sex’ – man calls cops

A desperate man in Munich fled onto a balcony and called police for protection after his insatiable companion on a one-night stand refused to let him leave her flat, police said on Thursday.

US comedian tells tales from the Mosque

US comedian tells tales from the Mosque

An American comedian who spent 30 days visiting Mosques across the US is bringing his stand-up show about the trip to Germany. Aman Ali spoke to The Local.

What’s on in Germany:  April 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: April 12 – 18

This Week's Highlights: Short films in Dresden, art in Cologne, Middle Eastern culture in Hamburg, and a festival of light in Frankfurt.

Germany caught in Eurovision crossfire

Germany caught in Eurovision crossfire

The Eurovision Song Contest has been engulfed in a row between this year’s host Azerbaijan and Germany. Stung by criticism of its human rights, Azerbaijan has portrayed Frankfurt as a seedy city rife with homelessness, drug-use and prostitution.

Woman wrongly jailed for murder faces €32,000 bill

Woman wrongly jailed for murder faces €32,000 bill

A woman who was wrongly convicted of murdering her father and jailed for life has been told by a court she must pay €32,000 towards the cost of finding the evidence which proved her innocence.

Jail for incest man justified – court

Jail for incest man justified – court

A man jailed for incest after fathering four children with his sister has been told the German court ruling was justified – following the rejection of his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

Germans find jobs, set up fewer new firms

Germans find jobs, set up fewer new firms

Germans are increasingly taking on jobs rather than deciding to become their own bosses, with the number of new start-up businesses this year expected to be the lowest since reunification.

Teen boob job wannabes ‘will have to wait’

Teen boob job wannabes ‘will have to wait’

German teenagers wanting a boob job, a nose job or liposuction will have to wait until they turn 18, even if their parents will sign off on the surgery, under new government plans.

Merkel, Obama: more UN action needed in Syria

Merkel, Obama: more UN action needed in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama agreed in a telephone call on Wednesday that "more resolute" UN Security Council action was needed in Syria, the White House said.

Dortmund stay cool after 1-0 victory over Bayern

Dortmund stay cool after 1-0 victory over Bayern

Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has insisted his team have won nothing yet, even though their 1-0 win over Bayern Munich has left them six points clear at the top of the German league.