Daddy dog adopts lion

Daddy dog adopts lion

A male dog has adopted a white lion cub which was rejected by its mother because German zoo keepers had to give it daily veterinary care.

Germans take double gold in eventing

Germans take double gold in eventing

Horse rider Michael Jung claimed two gold medals for Germany on Tuesday, leading the eventing team to victory to claim the first German gold of the Games – and then taking the individual title.

Foreign Minister: play nice over euro crisis

Foreign Minister: play nice over euro crisis

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called for European partners to remain friendly despite the eurozone crisis, warning against the “axe of the hasty word" being used to “chop down what was built up over the course of decades."

Berlin mayor: we are fit to host Olympics

Berlin mayor: we are fit to host Olympics

Still reeling from the relentless rolling scandal of the new airport that refuses to be finished, the ever ambitious Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, said on Tuesday he wanted to make a bid for the capital to host the Olympic Games.

Police evacuating for bomb disposal find body

Police evacuating for bomb disposal find body

German police kicked in doors on Monday to force uncooperative residents to take shelter while a World War II bomb was being defused. One man who refused to open his door turned out to be dead.

Car parts supplier fined millions for price fixing

Car parts supplier fined millions for price fixing

A US auto parts supplier has become the latest company to plead guilty to fixing prices of parts sold to German automakers following an international probe, US prosecutors said on Monday.

US ‘murder’ gran ‘had problems from WWII’

US ‘murder’ gran ‘had problems from WWII’

A German grandmother who was to be tried on Monday in Florida accused of drowning her grandson, was insane – at least partly due to an injury she suffered in World War II, her defence has argued, delaying the trial.

Deutsche Bank cuts 1,900 jobs as profits halved

Deutsche Bank cuts 1,900 jobs as profits halved

Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, said on Tuesday that it would slash 1,900 jobs, mainly in its corporate banking and securities division, as the eurozone crisis cut second quarter profits nearly in half.

First German medal: a contested fencing silver

First German medal: a contested fencing silver

Germany collected its first Olympic medal on Monday when Britta Heidemann won silver in fencing – but not until after a last-second result in the semi-final which her opponent’s coach furiously contested.

‘We can’t take the next generation for granted’

‘We can’t take the next generation for granted’

In the second instalment of The Local’s exclusive interview with US Ambassador Philip Murphy, he discusses the impact of American base closures in Germany and rejects special political representation for US citizens abroad.