Kerber defeat dashes hopes of Wimbledon final

Kerber defeat dashes hopes of Wimbledon final

Whispered German hopes of a place in the Wimbledon tennis final for the first time since Steffi Graf got there in 1999 were dashed on Thursday when Angelique Kerber lost the semi-final.

Elite student group ‘could split over extremism’

Elite student group ‘could split over extremism’

A hidden struggle for the soul of Germany’s traditional student fraternities emerged in court this week, exposing a deep conflict over extremism which could split the ancient group. One former member spoke to The Local.

Gunman who killed four was French national

Gunman who killed four was French national

The gunman who shot dead four hostages during a flat eviction and then killed himself in western Germany was French, it emerged on Thursday. Police say he had been planning the bloodbath for some time.

ThyssenKrupp fined €103 million for price-fixing

ThyssenKrupp fined €103 million for price-fixing

The German Cartel Office has slapped one the world's largest steel producers with an enormous fine for fixing railway track prices with three other companies.

Berlin Fashion Week goes underground

Berlin Fashion Week goes underground

Berlin Fashion Week got off to a colourful start on Wednesday evening as models sporting outrageous wigs and dazzling costumes transformed one of the city's metro trains into its Underground Catwalk.

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Mystery deepens – did agent aid murder?

Mystery deepens – did agent aid murder?

A German intelligence agent was suspected of being involved in one of the immigrant murders attributed to the neo-Nazi terrorist group, a newspaper has claimed. All attempts to figure out his story have failed.

Rhine sulphuric acid spill threat averted

Rhine sulphuric acid spill threat averted

A tanker carrying 1,300 tons of sulphuric acid which ran aground in the Rhine early on Thursday morning, has been freed without incident.

New royalties charges threaten Berlin clubs

New royalties charges threaten Berlin clubs

New music licence fees could threaten the livelihood of Berlin's legendary all-night clubs, or drive them underground in a return to the heady post-Wall 1990s, the city's tourism body said Wednesday.

VW to complete Porsche takeover early

VW to complete Porsche takeover early

Europe's biggest automaker Volkswagen is to wrap up its takeover of German luxury sports car group Porsche two years earlier than planned in order to unlock hitherto untapped economies of scale.

Germans hope to harvest Olympic gold on field

Germans hope to harvest Olympic gold on field

Germany's best Olympic gold medal prospects in London this month arguably lie with a small group of talented German field athletes – but swimmers, cyclists and horse riders are also heading to the UK hungry for medals.

What’s on in Germany: July 5 – 11

What’s on in Germany: July 5 – 11

This week’s highlights: Open-air classics in Berlin, Senti Swing in Frankfurt and a Woodie Guthrie musical in Munich.