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Bastian Schweinsteiger was Germany's 'boss on the pitch' during the win over Argentina in the World Cup final, said Die Zeit. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images As most of the country was still paying the price for that one celebratory beer too many,
www.thelocal.de/national/20131025-52581.html A loophole in German law allowed a man claiming to be the King of Germany to establish a mini-state with 3,500 subjects. But other attempts at exploiting the legal quirk have been rather more sinister.
www.thelocal.de/national/20131025-52579.html Despite the strong economy, the number of impoverished Germans has been steadily increasing. Figures from a European-wide study released on Friday show one in six people are at risk of poverty. That is
www.thelocal.de/national/20131022-52523.html The number of foreigners living in Germany has grown at its fastest rate for 20 years and now stands at a record level of 7.2 million, government figures showed on Tuesday. The Central Register of
www.thelocal.de/politics/20131021-52499.html They were wiped out in the elections a month ago but as Germany slowly sorts out a government Liberal Party ministers remain in place. Their deputies will also be paid for two months despite losing their
www.thelocal.de/national/20131018-52457.html Germany's foreign ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Afghanistan was shut but declined to comment on a media report it had been closed in response to a "serious" security threat. "It is
www.thelocal.de/politics/20131008-52291.html With the spotlight this week on Germanys foreign policy, The Local asks if Europes biggest economy should play a greater role in world affairs? Foreign policy expert Professor Walter Russell Mead explains.
www.thelocal.de/national/20131002-52199.html Germanys transport minister threw his support behind a plan on Tuesday to charge foreigners to use the country's motorways. It would, he said, help fill a 7.2 billion blackhole in the transport budget.
www.thelocal.de/politics/20130909-51823.html With less than two weeks to go until polling day, the campaign for Germany's general election is heating up. The dry business of German politics can often seem obscure to the outsider, but The Local is
www.thelocal.de/national/20130905-51773.html His last-minute deal on transfer deadline day shocked British football and made him Germanys most expensive footballer. It also made Mesut zil our German of the Week. The 50-million man, who is dating a