Zoo chief ‘had to kill tiger to try to save keeper’

Zoo chief ‘had to kill tiger to try to save keeper’

Cologne’s zoo director had to shoot rather than tranquilise the tiger which had attacked his keeper in order to reach her and try to save her life, another zoo director said on Monday.

Load of bullocks ox-trot at bovine races

Load of bullocks ox-trot at bovine races

Thousands of spectators flocked to the German the ox-racing championships this weekend, where competitors slip into lederhosen and onto a charging bullock.

Scrap starts over bankrupt solar cell firm

Scrap starts over bankrupt solar cell firm

Spanish solar energy group Isofoton said Monday it had bid for bankrupt German solar cell maker Q-Cells, despite weekend news that it been bought by South Korean Hanwha Group.

Swiss banker arrested for ‘selling German data’

Swiss banker arrested for ‘selling German data’

A Swiss banker suspected of selling information on tax dodgers to the German authorities has been arrested in Zurich, and fired from his job.

Minister: 30 percent power cost rise dubious

Minister: 30 percent power cost rise dubious

The Environment Minister dismissed warnings from power giants Vattenfall and RWE on Monday that electricity prices would increase by a third by 2020, as dubious.

‘Society failed to change the climate of 1992’

‘Society failed to change the climate of 1992’

Thousands gathered in Rostock at the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s worst xenophobic attack since the war. The Local’s media roundup shows how the president failed to impress by sticking to the past.

Man stabbed trying to put out Hamburg riot fire

Man stabbed trying to put out Hamburg riot fire

The Hamburg Schanzen quarter street festival ended in violence at the weekend – but the fighting seemed to be between “tourist hooligans” and locals who wanted to keep things civilised. One man was stabbed trying to put out a fire.

Party ends in surprise 175km train trip

Party ends in surprise 175km train trip

A German crane driver unloading a freight train on Sunday morning got a shock when she found a very hungover man among the goods. He had climbed on board some 175 kilometres away and nodded off.

Hannover and Schalke draw as season begins

Hannover and Schalke draw as season begins

Champions League side Schalke were held to a 2-2 draw at Hannover on Sunday as the season got off to a tight start.