Fugitive neo-Nazi arrested after shooting

Fugitive neo-Nazi arrested after shooting

A 24-year-old Swiss neo-Nazi, wanted for shooting a man on Saturday night, was arrested in a dramatic police operation in the northern German port city of Hamburg on Monday.

Sixt takes aim at new transport trends

Sixt takes aim at new transport trends

Car rental firm Sixt says it is branching out into new businesses in order to keep up with the increasingly creative ways Germans are organising their travel.

Merkel to Hollande: ‘The eurozone looks to us’

Merkel to Hollande: ‘The eurozone looks to us’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote to French president-elect Francois Hollande on Tuesday saying that the eurozone was looking to them to take the "necessary decisions" to resolve the debt crisis.

Tunick tells Munich: ‘Get your kit off!’

Tunick tells Munich: ‘Get your kit off!’

US artist Spencer Tunick, famed for his mass nude photoshoots, is calling for Bavarians to take their clothes off for him – happily over what should be a warm weekend in June.

Man grabbed woman ‘for leather skirt, not body’

Man grabbed woman ‘for leather skirt, not body’

A German man arrested for grabbing a woman told police he only wanted her "leather skirt, not her body." His story was backed up by a stash of leather gear found in his flat later.

Fury as new Berlin airport opening delayed

Fury as new Berlin airport opening delayed

Berlin‘s new international airport will not open as planned on June 3, leaving politicians fuming with anger and embarrassment. The delay was confirmed on Tuesday in an excruciating press conference – and no new date in sight.

Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

Cat trapped in bathroom wall for four days

A black cat was rescued from a Gothic horror death at the weekend – but only after its German owners realized that the eerie meows giving them nightmares were coming from the bathroom wall, not a phantom feline.

Captain ‘in wrong gear’ before ship crash

Captain ‘in wrong gear’ before ship crash

The captain of the "Nils Holgersson" cruise liner is facing serious charges after the coast guard ruled out a technical defect in last week's accident in the northern German port of Travemünde.

First German minister boycotts Euro 2012

First German minister boycotts Euro 2012

Germany's development minister became the country's first member of government to announce a boycott of the Euro 2012 championships in Ukraine over human rights concerns, in an interview Monday.

One man’s mission to swim length of Rhine

One man’s mission to swim length of Rhine

Extreme athlete Ernst Bromeis has set out to be the first person to swim the entire length of the Rhine, navigating 1,230 kilometres from its source in the Alps to the North Sea. He spoke to The Local's Meritxell Mir about the challenge.