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Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday
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Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday

Teachers all over the country are expected to stike starting Monday, German education trade union GEW said, after negotiations with the wage commission of the federal states (TdL) failed to achieve results. READ  

Treasure hunter faces embezzlement charges
Gold coins from the treasure. Photo: DPA

Treasure hunter faces embezzlement charges

A man who struck gold when he dug up an ancient "barbarian treasure" was in the dock on Wednesday on charges of embezzlement for not reporting the find. READ  

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Bike-friendly Münster leaves cities in the dust
Cycling through the snow towards the university in Münster. Photo: DPA

Bike-friendly Münster leaves cities in the dust

If you're looking for the best city in Germany for cycling, the German Cycling Club (ADFC) says Münster is top of the class. But cycling enthusiasts tell The Local that even in Germany's bike-friendliest city there's always more to be done. READ  

Judge rules smoking senior can't be evicted
Friedhelm Adolfs. Photo: DPA

Judge rules smoking senior can't be evicted

The Supreme Court (BGH) has decided that a landlord had no right to throw out the man being called "Germany's second-most famous smoker after Helmut Schmidt" without due notice. READ  

UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim
Entitled to his title? Mithat Gedik after his competition win last summer. Photo: DPA

UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim

The decision of Germany's largest gun club to disbar a title-winner over his Muslim religion - hastily withdrawn last August after an anti-discrimination uproar - came back to bite members after their bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status was suspended. READ  

'SS Guard' charged with 170,000 murders
A fence still standing at Auschwitz. Photo: DPA

'SS Guard' charged with 170,000 murders

Prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old former SS member with complicity in at least 170,000 deaths during his time as a guard at Auschwitz. READ  

Braunschweig cancels parade over threat
Two Braunschweig residents stand where the parade should have been with a banner saying "Zest for life = Freedom". Photo: DPA

Braunschweig cancels parade over threat

Braunschweig authorities cancelled the city's Karneval parade a mere 90 minutes before it was to start on Sunday, due to a "concrete threat of an Islamist attack" identified by state security officials. READ  

US Air Force sends tank busters back to Germany
An A-10 "Warthog" ground attack plane. Photo: DPA

US Air Force sends tank busters back to Germany

US European Command announced that a wing of specialized anti-tank aircraft would be sent to Germany, as tensions mount in eastern Europe over the Ukraine crisis. READ  

Alaaf! and Helau!
A party that makes Oktoberfest look civilised
To Karneval revellers in Cologne, one says Alaaf! Photo: DPA

A party that makes Oktoberfest look civilised

Large parts of Germany come to a standstill for carnival, the six days before Lent when half the nation lets its hair down for a wild party that shouldn’t be missed, writes David Crossland. READ  

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy
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Karneval revellers keep first responders busy

Alaaf! The Rhineland is in full Karneval swing, but not all the festivities were peaceful, as police were called to dozens of fights and pulled revellers out of the crowds on Thursday. READ  

CDU angers Muslims with opposition to Koran
Participants in a previous Koran handout in Frankfurt in November 2014. Photo: DPA

CDU angers Muslims with opposition to Koran

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen will distribute the German Constitution in response to Salafists' plans to give out free copies of the Koran in the city on Saturday. But Muslim residents say they're creating a false opposition. READ  

The Local List: Valentine's special
Dating sites to find just the right Valentine
Top tip: if you've reached this point, you can probably dispense with your laptop or phone. Online dating couple photo: Shutterstock

Dating sites to find just the right Valentine

If you don't have a special someone to treat come February 14th, don't despair: the internet is here to help with more options than you can shake a box of chocolates at. READ  

Germanwings pilots call for two day strike
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Germanwings pilots call for two day strike

Got tickets to fly Germanwings on Thursday or Friday? You may have to make alternate travel arrangements as the airline warns of "considerable disruption". READ  

British tank crashes into family garden
Photo: Paderborn Police

British tank crashes into family garden

An elderly couple in Paderborn got a shock on Tuesday morning when they opened the curtains to discover their fence and hedges crushed by a British army tank. READ  

One masterpiece, 10 days, and 98,000 Legos
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One masterpiece, 10 days, and 98,000 Legos

Duisburg student Mehdi Ghiassi builds phenomenal works of art at a frantic pace in his shuttered home. That's the only way he is assured a supplier's refund on the thousands of Lego bricks he uses. READ  

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