Court jails ex-RAF member for 1977 murder

Court jails ex-RAF member for 1977 murder

A former member of the Red Army Faction (RAF), which terrorised Germany in the 1970s and 1980s, was jailed for four years on Friday for accessory to the murder of a top official 35 years ago.

Unborn baby causes car smash

Unborn baby causes car smash

An unborn baby girl gave her German mother such a sharp kick in the belly that the woman lost control of her car, left the road and crashed, writing off the vehicle.

The most famous and infamous German kisses

The most famous and infamous German kisses

In celebration of International Kissing Day on Friday, the latest Local List collects some of the most famous German smackers - historical, embarrassing, or just a bit slurpy. Pucker up.

Germany braces for stormy weekend

Germany braces for stormy weekend

Violent storms caused damage across Germany on Thursday, downing trees onto cars, flooding basements, and causing drivers to abandon their vehicles on submerged roads. And it's not over yet.

Rammstein singer: I hate noise, prefer nature

Rammstein singer: I hate noise, prefer nature

The frontman of outrageous German metal band Rammstein says he "hates noise" and likes to withdraw to the country to listen to the "phenomenal" sounds of nature, in an interview published on Friday.

Road fatalities up – eleven die each day

Road fatalities up – eleven die each day

An average of 11 people died on German roads each day last year – an increase of nearly 10 percent over the year before, and the first rise in traffic fatalities for two decades, it was reported on Friday.

Romney ‘plans to visit Berlin this summer’

Romney ‘plans to visit Berlin this summer’

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney will reportedly visit Berlin this summer, echoing President Barack Obama’s trip shortly before the 2008 election. But the Republican candidate is unlikely to generate the enthusiasm that his rival did.

Jews, Muslims increase calls for circumcision law

Jews, Muslims increase calls for circumcision law

Germany is coming under increasing pressure over the court decision that ruled circumcision was bodily harm and thus a crime – with the Wiesenthal Centre quoting Hitler, and a Muslim group saying it was a blow against integration.

Harmony restarts work on Hamburg opera house

Harmony restarts work on Hamburg opera house

German city Hamburg ended a row Thursday with the firm building a concert hall intended to rival the Sydney Opera House, already years behind schedule and millions over budget.

Deutsche Bank’s ‘hunger trade’ in spotlight again

Deutsche Bank’s ‘hunger trade’ in spotlight again

The United Nations head of nutrition has criticised Deutsche Bank for pushing up food prices by speculative trading. His scolding comes months after the bank promised to reduce commodity betting, acknowledging that it increased prices.