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Nazi U-boat wreck found off US coast
A preserved World War II U-Boat on the beach near Kiel, Germany. Photo: DPA

Nazi U-boat wreck found off US coast

A World War II German U-boat and an American merchant vessel it sank in battle have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said on Tuesday. READ  

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of
The Wiesbaden Museum in Hesse. Photo: DPA

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of

The Wiesbaden Museum was once a collection house for art stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazi. With one painting, they hope to right at least one wrong while bringing awareness to its ongoing restitution work. READ  

Single parents, common law families on rise
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Single parents, common law families on rise

The German family structure is changing, with nearly a third of every family no longer living in the "classic model" and big differences in what family looks like in the former East and West, statistics agency Destatis announced on Monday. READ  

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'
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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  

Quiz
How good are you at German history?
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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  

Amazon's might divides Frankfurt book fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair. Photo: DPA

Amazon's might divides Frankfurt book fair

US online retail giant Amazon may be absent from the stands at the world's biggest book fair but it has still been at the heart of a heated debate. READ  

Leipzig Protests
'We were too afraid to go out that night'
Leipzig on October 9th 2014 and October 8th 1989. Photo: DPA

'We were too afraid to go out that night'

Some 200,000 people joined a candlelight procession on Thursday night in Leipzig, marking a watershed mass protest 25 years ago that helped bring down the Berlin Wall a month later. For many, it was an emotional march. READ  

Leipzig marks Monday Demo anniversary
"We don't want violence. We simply want change" reads the banner from October 8,1989. Photo: DPA

Leipzig marks Monday Demo anniversary

Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the peaceful protests in Leipzig that paved the way to the demolition of the Berlin Wall. The city will celebrate with a recreation of the iconic candlelit march that marked the beginning of the end. READ  

Novelist Siegfried Lenz dies aged 88
Siegfried Lenz. Photo: DPA

Novelist Siegfried Lenz dies aged 88

One of Germany's last literary lions of the World War II generation, Siegfried Lenz, who was credited with helping his country grapple with its Nazi legacy, died on Tuesday aged 88, his publisher said. READ  

Israelis urged to enjoy the cheap life in Berlin
Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in Berlin in September at a rally against anti-Semitism. Photo: DPA

Israelis urged to enjoy the cheap life in Berlin

A group of Israelis living in Berlin has shocked compatriots back home by urging them to move to Germany as a much cheaper alternative to living in the Jewish state. READ  

Grindr art project stirs Berlin LGBTQ anger
Paul Verhoeven inside his glass container. Photo: DPA

Grindr art project stirs Berlin LGBTQ anger

Dries Verhoeven, a Dutch artist who showed his conversations with other gay men using dating app Grindr on a video wall in Kreuzberg, has had to end his project after an unknowing participant expressed his displeasure with his fists. READ  

Frankfurt Book Fair
Authors to talk politics at world's top book fair
Frankfurt Bookfair Director Juergen Boos said people can expect a very political statement at the end of the three-day book fair. Photo: John Macdougall/AFP

Authors to talk politics at world's top book fair

Some of the world's top authors will thrash out hot political issues at the world's biggest international book fair opening in Germany on Tuesday. READ  

German of the Week
How 12 words helped bring down the Wall
Genscher on Tuesday on the balcony where he gave his speech 25 years ago (below). Photo: DPA

How 12 words helped bring down the Wall

Half a sentence uttered 25 years ago on Tuesday by the then West German foreign minister helped catalyze the reunification of Germany, which Germans celebrate on Friday. Now 87, Hans-Dietrich Genscher is The Local's German of the Week. 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  

Hamburg graffiti legend killed by train
Oz pictured in 2013. Photo: OZM gallery, in memory of Oz

Hamburg graffiti legend killed by train

Hamburg's most prolific graffiti artist was killed on Thursday night by an S-Bahn train, police said on Friday. READ  

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