Politician: gays biggest threat after euro crisis

Politician: gays biggest threat after euro crisis

A German politician is facing a barrage of criticism after denouncing gay couples as the biggest threat to the country’s prosperity after the euro crisis.

Most expensive ‘A-hole’ costs man €60,000

Most expensive ‘A-hole’ costs man €60,000

A Hamburg man has been fined €60,000 for calling someone an Arschloch in a fight over a parking space, after he angered the judge by hiding his wealth.

Pussy Riot copycats could see church charges

Pussy Riot copycats could see church charges

The Catholic Church has pressed charges against a trio of Pussy Riot copycats who disrupted a service in Cologne Cathedral on Sunday – if charged and convicted they could be jailed for longer than their heroines.

Pixelhead – the ultimate in anonymous?

Pixelhead – the ultimate in anonymous?

A German artist has created a pixellated balaclava, perfect for confusing street cameras in a nation where mistrust of public surveillance is widespread, even if the appetite for Facebook is unabated. Martin Backes spoke to The Local.

Opel puts cuts shifts to part-time

Opel puts cuts shifts to part-time

German carmaker Opel, a loss-making unit of US giant General Motors, said Thursday it will reduce working hours at two key plants as demand in the European car market slumps.

Police launch strike on western neo-Nazis

Police launch strike on western neo-Nazis

Authorities in western Germany banned three far-right groups on Thursday and raided around 150 properties in the biggest strike against neo-Nazis ever seen in the region.

Dresden test drives longest ever bus

Dresden test drives longest ever bus

Dresden has unveiled the Autotram Extra Grand, an unfeasibly long bus meant to revolutionize public transport systems - combining the capacity of a train with the manoeuvrability of a bus.

What’s on in Germany:  August 22 – 28

What’s on in Germany: August 22 – 28

This Week's Highlights: A family flashlight concert in Munich, poetry on the beach in Hamburg, and city festivals in Frankfurt and Berlin.

Merkel still world’s most powerful woman

Merkel still world’s most powerful woman

US business magazine Forbes has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world's most powerful woman for the second year running - and for the sixth time overall.

Greek PM: Germans will get their money back

Greek PM: Germans will get their money back

Greece's prime minister vowed in a German newspaper interview Wednesday to repay the aid it has received to help keep the debt-stricken country afloat and to deliver on its commitments.

Two Germans die in Maasai Mara plane crash

Two Germans die in Maasai Mara plane crash

A German woman and her son died along with two pilots, while at least three others were badly injured when their plane crashed in Kenya's renowned Maasai Mara national park on Wednesday.