Burglar flees, scared stiff by mummified corpse

Burglar flees, scared stiff by mummified corpse

A burglar got more than he bargained for when he broke into a flat and found the mummified corpse of a woman who had died five years previously. He was so terrified he fled.

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

German dogs are hunting poachers in Congo to combat the slaughter of rare gorillas and other targeted animals like elephants. Trainer Marcel Maierhofer told The Local how his bloodhound gang is changing things in a national park.

Apple rumours bear sweet fruit for Loewe

Apple rumours bear sweet fruit for Loewe

Rumours that Apple was preparing to buy a German television manufacturer pushed its share price up by more than 20 percent on Monday – even though the only thing the company said was that the idea was mistaken.

Eurostar plans speedy London to Frankfurt link

Eurostar plans speedy London to Frankfurt link

Eurostar is to extend its high speed rail service to link Frankfurt and Cologne via the Channel Tunnel to London within the next five years, according to a British newspaper report on Monday.

Baader-Meinhof member speaks to deny murder

Baader-Meinhof member speaks to deny murder

A former member of the notorious Baader-Meinhof gang that terrorised Germany in the 1970s and 1980s on Monday denied taking part in the group's most high-profile murder, breaking a long silence.

State election hails rise of ‘Merkel in Red’

State election hails rise of ‘Merkel in Red’

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a major defeat on Sunday in a pivotal German state. The Local’s media roundup looks at how newspapers are interpreting the result, weighing up candidates for Germany's next chancellor.

Teenage hackers ‘tried to change school grades’

Teenage hackers ‘tried to change school grades’

While most students worry about exam results, two north German high school pupils are suspected of hacking into the school’s computer system to change their grades. They could end up in prison.

Hollande’s party attacks Merkel ahead of meeting

Hollande’s party attacks Merkel ahead of meeting

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to meet new Socialist French President Francois Hollande in Berlin on Tuesday, his party has attacked her, saying they will not allow her to lead Europe.

Germans arrest Sea Shepherd founder

Germans arrest Sea Shepherd founder

A German court on Monday ordered Paul Watson, the founder of marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, to remain in custody a day after his arrest on a warrant from Costa Rica.

Munich must beat Chelsea to save pride

Munich must beat Chelsea to save pride

Dutch winger Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich must beat Chelsea in Saturday's Champions League final to erase the painful memory of their German Cup final humiliation.