Germany beat Greece 4-2 with ‘class performance’

Germany beat Greece 4-2 with ‘class performance’

Germany booked their place in the last four of Euro 2012 as Joachim Löw's side hammered Greece 4-2 on Friday after dominating their quarter-final.

Cow sees reflection rival, jumps into kitchen

Cow sees reflection rival, jumps into kitchen

German police called to a break-in had to deal with a runaway cow rather than robbers, after the bolshie bovine jumped through a window and landed in an old woman’s kitchen.

One in five German teens can’t read well enough

One in five German teens can’t read well enough

As many as one in five young people leave school in Germany without basic literacy skills, according to a report commissioned by the government.

Merkel’s bailout fund hits ‘stumbling block’

Merkel’s bailout fund hits ‘stumbling block’

Germany's President said on Thursday he would delay signing the EU fiscal pact and new bailout fund until the top court has examined a legal challenge. The Local’s media roundup looks at how newspapers interpreted the move.

Sexist ads create turbulence for Lufthansa

Sexist ads create turbulence for Lufthansa

German airline Lufthansa caused a storm of outrage this week with an ad campaign - "letters" sent to male frequent flyers from their "girlfriends" begging to be bought a partner credit card.

Greeks happy as David to Germany’s Goliath

Greeks happy as David to Germany’s Goliath

Greece coach Fernando Santos has said he is happy for his team to play the role of David in Friday's Euro 2012 quarter-final - providing the Greeks topple European Goliaths Germany.

German businesses ‘finally get crisis feeling’

German businesses ‘finally get crisis feeling’

Eurozone gloom deepened on Friday with data showing that the debt crisis has pushed business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, to the lowest level for more than two years.

Woman stuck upside down in car for two days

Woman stuck upside down in car for two days

An elderly woman who crashed her car was stuck upside down, hanging in her seatbelt inside the wreck for two days before being discovered by a woodsman in Germany’s Black Forest.

President Gauck delays EU bailout approval

President Gauck delays EU bailout approval

German President Joachim Gauck will delay approving German participation in the EU fiscal pact and new bailout fund, his office said on Thursday after the top court said it would need more time to examine a likely legal challenge.

Study: Arctic went through ice-free stages

Study: Arctic went through ice-free stages

An German-led team of scientists said on Thursday that the Arctic went through ice-free periods of extreme warmth over the past 2.8 million years, based on a new analysis of deep sediment in Russia.

TV better than sex for German women

TV better than sex for German women

Whatever German women are watching on television is apparently so fascinating that more than half say they would go without sex for a year rather than turn off the box for that long.