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NSA had German spies target Euro allies
The headquarters of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (foreign intelligence service) in Berlin. Photo: DPA

NSA had German spies target Euro allies

German spies targeted politicians in friendly European nations and inside Germany for surveillance on behalf of the US National Security Agency (NSA), a media report revealed on Thursday. READ  

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing
Variety is the spice of life. Photo: DPA

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing

To celebrate German Beer Day, the anniversary of the Purity Law of 1516, The Local takes a look at the state of the beer market in Germany and the craft beer craze taking over Berlin. READ  

This week in history
Käthe Kollwitz's beauty in the face of adversity
Käthe Kollwitz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Käthe Kollwitz's beauty in the face of adversity

Artist and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz confronted the suffering of the first half of the 20th century head on in a way perhaps no other German artist did, and has become one of the defining figures of the period. READ  

Thousands protest EU-US trade talks
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Thousands protest EU-US trade talks

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday to oppose the world's biggest free trade pact between the US and European Union. READ  

Germany and Greece
'It hurts when Germans call Greece a failed state'
Thanasis Glavinas outside one of the German parliament's buildings. Photo: Private

'It hurts when Germans call Greece a failed state'

With the war of words – and cashflows – between Greece and Germany showing no sign of dying down, The Local meets one young Greek who's come to see what the Germans have to teach about running a country successfully. READ  

This week in history
Soviet soldiers burst through 'Gates to Berlin'
Soviet forces bombarding German trenches at the start of the battle. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Soviet soldiers burst through 'Gates to Berlin'

April 16th, 1945 saw the start of the Battle of the Seelow Heights, one of the last offensives by the Soviet army before they reached Berlin at the end of the Second World War. It was the largest battle to take place on German soil. READ  

Teacher faces police questions over Nazi song
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Teacher faces police questions over Nazi song

Police in Berlin questioned a high school music teacher after she made her pupils march up and down a classroom singing a Nazi song, it was reported on Tuesday. READ  

Police name Israeli murdered in Berlin
The Berlin Klosterkirche ruin in the snow in January 2014. Photo: DPA

Police name Israeli murdered in Berlin

Police identified a man found beaten to death in the ruins of a Gothic church in Berlin as 22-year-old Israeli Yosi Damari on Thursday. READ  

British Museum director heads to Berlin
British Museum director Neil MacGregor

British Museum director heads to Berlin

The head of London's British Museum will step down at the end of this year and is to work on a major new cultural project in Berlin, a statement released on Wednesday confirmed. READ  

Berlin refugee groups speak out against arson
The charred remains of the "House of 28 doors". Photo: DPA

Berlin refugee groups speak out against arson

Pro-refugee organizations in Berlin spoke out on Wednesday in defiance of an arson attack on an art installation and gathering-place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. READ  

Arsonists hit pro-refugee art project
The burnt ruins of the art project. Photo: DPA

Arsonists hit pro-refugee art project

An art installation dedicated to refugees was burnt down in Berlin early on Tuesday, with police suspecting it to be an arson attack. READ  

New minute of silence for Germanwings victims
MPs in the Bundestag (German parliament) fall silent for a minute before beginning the day's work. Photo: DPA

New minute of silence for Germanwings victims

Germans again took a few moments on Thursday to remember those killed in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 plane crash on Tuesday. READ  

Germanwings crash
Germany mourns for 4U9525 victims
A German flag flying at half mast at the Bundestag (German parliament) Photo: DPA

Germany mourns for 4U9525 victims

Flags flew at half mast across Germany on Wednesday in memory of the people killed in Tuesday's crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. READ  

Berliner freed after 25 years on death row
Debra Milke at a press conference in Pheonix on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Berliner freed after 25 years on death row

A Berlin-born woman who spent 25 years in a US jail accused of participating in the murder of her son spoke publicly about her experience on Tuesday, the first time since her release. READ  

Germanwings crash
Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights
A Germanwings plane on the tarmac at Düsseldorf airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights

Update: Germanwings said on Wednesday morning that only one flight had to be cancelled on Wednesday after a wave of cancellations on Tuesday evening. READ  

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