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Eight expat groups to save you in Germany
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Eight expat groups to save you in Germany

Think you're the only English speaker in your town or region? Think again! The Local List this week runs through eight of the best expat groups and clubs in Germany. READ  

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises
Apartments in Leipzig. Photo: DPA

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to cap ballooning property rents in high-demand urban neighbourhoods in a law set to come into force early next year. READ  

Berlin flights disrupted by WWII bomb find
Passengers are delayed at Tegel Airport. Photo: DPA

Berlin flights disrupted by WWII bomb find

UPDATE: The discovery of a US World War II bomb disrupted flights at Berlin’s Tegel Airport on Wednesday afternoon, with no flights taking off or landing for 30 minutes. The bomb has now been defused but later flights are still delayed. READ  

Shots fired as ‘seniors’ rob Berlin security van
Police outside the Apple Store in Berlin where a security van was robbed. Photo: DPA

Shots fired as ‘seniors’ rob Berlin security van

A gang disguised as pensioners opened fire on a Berlin security van on Monday night, escaping with cash before setting their getaway car on fire. It is the second such attack in ten days. READ  

Berlin heart centre fiddled transplant list
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Berlin heart centre fiddled transplant list

A probe into German transplant centres sparked by an organ donor scandal has revealed 14 cases of a doctor fiddling medical records at one of Germany’s leading heart centres. READ  

Police suspect neo-Nazis of Reichstag attack
An investigator gives a sniffer dog the scent of an object found at the scene. Photo: DPA

Police suspect neo-Nazis of Reichstag attack

Investigators believe a Molotov cocktail thrown at the Reichstag building in Berlin early on Monday morning was the work of a far-right group, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday. READ  

Spielberg to shoot spy thriller in Berlin
Spielberg (l), Amy Ryan (c) and Tom Hanks (r). Photo: DPA

Spielberg to shoot spy thriller in Berlin

Director Steven Spielberg is to shoot his next film in Germany, the Berlin-Brandenburg Film Board announced on Monday. The Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan director is turning his attention to a Cold War spy thriller. READ  

Attacker throws Molotov cocktail at Reichstag
The damage (right) to the steps of the Reichstag. Photo: DPA

Attacker throws Molotov cocktail at Reichstag

Police in Berlin are searching for a would-be arsonist who threw a Molotov cocktail at the Reichstag in the early hours of Monday morning. READ  

Former farmer breaks marathon world record
Kimetto crosses the line in a world record time. Photo: DPA

Former farmer breaks marathon world record

UPDATE: Kenya's Dennis Kimetto smashed the world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday as he made history by becoming the first man to break the 2hr 03min barrier. He led a field of 40,000 runners. READ  

US company buys Berlin squat for €150m
The former squat is set to be redeveloped by a US investment firm. Photo: DPA

US company buys Berlin squat for €150m

UPDATE: An iconic building in Berlin, which was occupied by squatting artists for two decades, has been sold to a US investment fund for €150 million. READ  

German of the Week
Run, Anna, Run: Meet the Berlin Marathon hope
Marathon runner Anna Hahner. Photo: DPA

Run, Anna, Run: Meet the Berlin Marathon hope

Germany has rested its hopes on the shoulders of Anna Hahner to take the women's title at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. But Hahner says she's just hoping for a personal best to follow up her win in Vienna. The twin is The Local's German of the Week. READ  

Berlin's Pergamon Museum loses Pergamon
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Berlin's Pergamon Museum loses Pergamon

Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is losing its star attraction for five years. Sunday is the last day to see the Pergamon Altar in Berlin's most famous museum. READ  

Train attackers of boy, 6, come forward
Three men handed themselves in following the appeal. Photo: Bundespolizei

Train attackers of boy, 6, come forward

Three men who allegedly beat up a family of three, including a six-year-old child, when they were asked to keep the noise down on a Berlin train, have handed themselves in to police. READ  

Rocket Internet shoots for €1.5 billion IPO
Rocket Internet co-founder Oliver Samwer. Photo: DPA

Rocket Internet shoots for €1.5 billion IPO

The German start-up incubator Rocket Internet, which is to go public next month, said on Wednesday it may list some of the companies it is nurturing in the future. READ  

Germany can't get Isis mission off the ground
Germany planned to deliver weapons to Iraq on Wednesday including Panzerfaust 3 anti-tank rocket launchers. Photo: DPA

Germany can't get Isis mission off the ground

Germany’s pledge to help with the international mission against Islamic extremists Islamic State (Isis) got off to another false start on Wednesday when a transport plane carrying arms to Iraq was hit once again with a fault. READ  

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