• Germany edition
 
Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours
Grounded. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours

Pilots' union Cockpit has called a new 35-hour walkout at Lufthansa starting Monday while rail service returned to normal following a weekend-long train strike. READ  

Criminals blow Berlin Sparkasse wide open
Photo: DPA

Criminals blow Berlin Sparkasse wide open

Unknown criminals used explosives to rob a Berliner Sparkasse bank branch in the Berlin district of Mariendorf early on Sunday morning. READ  

French retread path to Berlin finance ministry
French Economy and Finance Ministers Emmanuel Macron (l) and Michel Sapin. Photo: DPA

French retread path to Berlin finance ministry

French and German ministers are due to meet on Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up investment. READ  

German dies after trying to take ravine photos
Photo: File photo/Shutterstock

German dies after trying to take ravine photos

A German student has died after falling into a steep ravine at a waterfall on a popular Malaysian resort island, police said on Sunday. READ  

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'
File photo. DPA

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'

Former Ivy League professor of German Eric Jarosinski has become a Twitter phenomenon developing a huge social media following thanks in no small part to saying no in German. READ  

Klopp slams Dortmund as slump continues
Jurgen Klopp looks downcast as Borussia Dortmund suffer another defeat. Photo: DPA

Klopp slams Dortmund as slump continues

Jurgen Klopp slammed his Borussia Dortmund side after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Cologne made it five Bundesliga games without a win ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Galatasaray. READ  

Michael Müller will be Berlin's next mayor
Michael Müller. Photo: DPA

Michael Müller will be Berlin's next mayor

Berlin’s development senator, who led the controversial project to develop Tempelhof Airport, will be the capital’s next mayor. Michael Müller won almost 60 percent of the vote among members of the ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Saturday. READ  

Train Strike
Rail strike cripples Germany's train lines
Passengers wait for buses outside Erfurt station on Saturday morning. Photo: DPA

Rail strike cripples Germany's train lines

Rail travellers on Saturday faced huge delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began a 50-hour strike. READ  

Freed hostages back at German embassy
Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen are welcomed by German Embassy officials upon their arrival at Villamor Airbase in Pasay city, south of Manila, the Philippines. Photo: DPA

Freed hostages back at German embassy

Two Germans kidnapped by Islamic militants in the Philippines are safely back at their Manila embassy, officials said on Saturday after a harrowing six-month ordeal in which they endured threats of beheading and seemingly routine cruelty. READ  

ID cards to be seized to stop jihadist travel
A huge German ID card specimen is exhibited at the booth of the German Federal Printing in 2011. Photo: DPA

ID cards to be seized to stop jihadist travel

Germany on Friday announced new measures to prevent its citizens from travelling to join the jihadist cause in Iraq and Syria, including confiscating their identity papers. READ  

Features
German of the Week
The man who stopped Germany's trains
German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

The man who stopped Germany's trains

Claus Weselsky is the man pulling the levers at the Union of German Train Drivers, giving the order for this week's strike. Further walkouts are on the cards. Power-hungry dictator or union hero? He is The Local's German of the Week. READ  

The Local List
11 things Germans are afraid of...
Photo: DPA/Shutterstock

11 things Germans are afraid of...

This week's Local List looks at Germany's greatest fears. From big tech to smaller economies, here are 11 things Germans are afraid of. READ  

Opinion
Should Germany start spending?
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Chancellor Merkel are under pressure over the economy. Photo: DPA

Should Germany start spending?

Voices calling for the German government to spend more and end its obsession with balancing its budget are growing louder, with growth forecasts cut by a third on Tuesday. Is the country saving itself into a recession? READ  

JobTalk Germany
How to get hired at a Berlin startup

How to get hired at a Berlin startup

The Local speaks to experts from the German startup scene to find out how to get a job at a freshly-minted technology company. READ  

Expat Dispatches
'I was at anti-Semitism rally. Now what?'
The rally in Berlin in September against anti-Semitism. Photo: DPA

'I was at anti-Semitism rally. Now what?'

Berlin writer Donna Swarthout has been left frustrated by the lack of openness of Jewish groups in Berlin. September's landmark anti-Semitism rally in Berlin should have focused more on the positives of Jewish life in Germany, she argues. READ  

More News
UKIP ‘seeks EU pact’ with German satirical party
Martin Sonneborn outside the EU Parliament. Photo: DPA

UKIP ‘seeks EU pact’ with German satirical party

Germany’s leading satirist, who represents a joke party in the EU Parliament, has said he was approached by the UK Independence Party (UKIP), desperate to form a fresh alliance hours after their anti-EU parliamentary group collapsed. READ  

German hostages freed in Philippines
A photo of the hostages released by the kidnappers. Photo: DPA

German hostages freed in Philippines

The head of the Filipino armed forces confirmed on Friday the release of two German hostages, abducted by Islamic fundamentalists in April. READ  

Quiz
How good are you at German history?
Photo: DPA

How good are you at German history?

Do you know your Helmuts from your Hermanns? Find out how good your knowledge of German history is and climb to the top of our quiz leader board. READ  

Bundeswehr drones can't handle Ukraine winter
German soldiers working on a Luna drone indoors. Photo: DPA

Bundeswehr drones can't handle Ukraine winter

'Luna' drones promised by Germany to monitor the Russian-Ukrainian border may not be sent after all - they can't handle the bitter cold expected in the Ukrainian winter. READ  

Police stop slow truck and find two tigers
Stock Photo: DPA

Police stop slow truck and find two tigers

Police in Saxony got a shock on Thursday when they stopped a truck for driving too slowly on the highway and found two tigers inside. READ  

Train Strike
Deutsche Bahn makes pay offer to train drivers
Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn makes pay offer to train drivers

UPDATE: Rail operator Deutsche Bahn has offered train drivers, who plan to strike for the entire weekend, a five percent pay increase. But on Friday evening the 50-hour strike was still set to go ahead. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Tourist beaten up and robbed in Berlin
Photo: DPA

Tourist beaten up and robbed in Berlin

A tourist is in hospital after being beaten up and robbed in Berlin on Thursday night. READ  

Merkel and Putin in late night Ukraine meet
Putin and Merkel meeting in Milan on Thursday night. Photo: DPA

Merkel and Putin in late night Ukraine meet

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held discussions deep into the night on Thursday over the Ukraine crisis. READ  

German couple 'took child to Syria jihad'
The war has destroyed much of Syria. Photo: DPA

German couple 'took child to Syria jihad'

A Munich man and woman have been arrested in Austria on charges of joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria, where they had travelled with the woman's young son, officials said on Thursday. READ  

Read older articles »

From our other editions:
Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years
View of Einsiedeln's town centre. Photo: Roland Zh/Wikimedia Commons

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years

A 75-year-old expat American who taught as a professor at Switzerland’s top university was denied Swiss citizenship after local officials ruled he did not know enough about the region where he has lived for 39 years. READ  

Green card holders to protest against new rules
According to one study, up to 80 percent of educated foreigners end up in unskilled positions. Photo: Cory M. Grenier/Flickr

Green card holders to protest against new rules

The Danish Green Card Association thinks its unfair that the government will apply significant changes to current green card holders retroactively and wants to work with parliament to find a better solution. READ  

Ebola outbreak
Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola
File photo: Denis Charlet/AF

Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola

Updated: A passenger on an Air France flight from Paris to Madrid on Thursday who complained of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus but will remain at Madrid's Carlos III hospital until cleared in a second round of tests. READ  

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean
An anaesthetist has admitted to drinking before a procedure that left a British expat dead in France. Photo: Iroz Gaizka/AFP

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean

An anaesthetist has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol during a botched procedure that left a British expat dead during child birth in France. The doc told police she needs vodka so she doesn’t shake. READ  

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea
The couple got stuck together while having sex in the sea at Porto San Giorgio. Photo: Corrado Scropetta

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

An Italian couple wound up in hospital after getting stuck together while romping in the sea in the Marche region. READ  

India's president meets King Harald in Norway
King Harald alongside India's President Pranab Mukherjee in Oslo. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

India's president meets King Harald in Norway

India's president Pranab Mukherjee met King Harald in Oslo on Monday at an official reception at the Palace Plaza and is the first ever visit by a head of state from India to the Nordic country. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Photo: DPA
Travel
This is the man who has stopped Germany's trains
Photo: Shutterstock
Business & Money
Expats: Should I stay or should I go?
Photo: DPA
Gallery
PHOTOS: World's biggest erotic fair opens in Berlin
Photo: Screenshot
National
German jihadist threatens 'filthy' Merkel
Photo: DPA/Shutterstock
Gallery
11 things Germans are afraid of...
Photo: DPA
Business & Money
Time to loosen the purse strings?
Photo: Shutterstock
Business & Money
Which expat foods do you miss the most?
Sponsored Article
International School on the Rhine: a legacy
Photo: Shutterstock
Business & Money
How to get hired at a Berlin startup
Photo: DPA
Berlin
Ebola 'prankster' shuts down Berlin bar
Photo: DPA
Features
215 countries, 26 years and one engine
Photo: DPA
Society
Leipzig 25 years ago: 'We were scared of being shot'
Photo: DPA
Gallery
What do other countries warn about Germany?
Photo: DPA
Gallery
The ten richest people in Germany
Photo: DPA
Business & Money
JobTalk: All you need to know about working in Germany
National
Share news tips with The Local Germany
Sponsored Article
Bilingual education from nursery to graduation at Phorms
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

3,422
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd