Head of GM Europe and Opel resigns

Head of GM Europe and Opel resigns

The head of General Motors in Europe, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, has resigned from this job as well as his role as head of Opel/Vauxhall, the firm said on Thursday.

Student victim of terrorist photo blunder

Student victim of terrorist photo blunder

A German man opened the paper one morning to find a photo of himself identified as a wanted terrorist, in what seemed like a thriller plot turned into sinister reality. He still does not know who took the picture of him.

Lone-living ladies ‘more likely to have top job’

Lone-living ladies ‘more likely to have top job’

Women who live alone are more likely to have leadership positions at work than those who live with others, while for men it is the other way around, a German survey shows.

Three Germans among nine killed in avalanche

Three Germans among nine killed in avalanche

Three Germans were among the nine mountain climbers killed on Thursday in an avalanche in the French Alps. A number of people, reportedly including five British climbers, are still missing amid fears that the death toll could rise.

Berlin minister: smoke alarm in every home

Berlin minister: smoke alarm in every home

Berlin Interior Minister Frank Henkel has proposed installing a smoke alarm in all 1.6 million homes in the city - an idea that the opposition thoroughly approves of. But no-one is really sure who should pay for them.

Pressure mounts for swim sweethearts

Pressure mounts for swim sweethearts

Swimming sweethearts Britta Steffen and Paul Biedermann could return from the London Olympics as Germany's golden aquatic couple, but only if they can turn around previous poor performances in the pool.

Court gives investors glimmer of hope

Court gives investors glimmer of hope

More than 1,000 Germans who bought life insurance policies from British firm Clerical Medial were given hope that promises they bought into could be kept, after a court ruled in favour of five who sued when the investment turned sour.

Daughter sues mum over Facebook humiliation

Daughter sues mum over Facebook humiliation

A German court made a woman pay her daughter €600 in damages after she put photos of her daughter in a bikini on the internet – complete with mocking comments underneath, a radio station reported on Wednesday.

What’s on in Germany: July 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: July 12 – 18

This week’s highlights: A long night of museums in Dresden, palace fireworks in Heidelberg and gay pride celebrations in Munich.

Apes escape from enclosure, roam zoo

Apes escape from enclosure, roam zoo

Five chimpanzees broke out from their enclosure at a German animal park Wednesday, injuring a five-year-old girl and sparking a temporary evacuation of 2,500 visitors, a zoo spokeswoman said.

Rubens copy returns after war booty odyssey

Rubens copy returns after war booty odyssey

German officials and the US ambassador celebrated the return of a painting to a Brandenburg palace on Wednesday – even though the work is just a copy of the Rubens original, it is highly valuable.