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None of 'Isis arrests' were for plotting terror attack: police
A photo released by police on Friday of one of the suspects. Photo: Berlin Polizei

None of 'Isis arrests' were for plotting terror attack: police
52 minutes ago

Police confirmed to The Local on Friday that none of the people taken into custody on Thursday were arrested for planning an act of terrorism.

Journalist 'groped' in front of live camera in Cologne
Esmeralda Labye. Screen shot: RTBF

Journalist 'groped' in front of live camera in Cologne
1 hour ago

A Belgian journalist has said she was groped while on live television at the Cologne Karneval.

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks
Security in Cologne. Photo: DPA

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks
9 hours ago

Cologne opened its annual carnival Thursday with ramped-up security to prevent a repeat of the sex assaults that marred New Year and triggered a debate about Germany's ability to integrate asylum seekers.

Terror raids in Berlin and NRW
Arrested Islamists may have been targeting Berlin: police
Police leave an apartment in Hannover. photo: DPA

Arrested Islamists may have been targeting Berlin: police
1 day ago

Prosecutors have said that Islamists arrested in Berlin and western Germany on Thursday may have been planning an attack on the capital.

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10 words you need to know before Cologne Karneval
A woman in traditional festival costume. Photo: DPA

10 words you need to know before Cologne Karneval
2 days ago

If you’re celebrating Karneval in Cologne this year, don’t get caught out. Read The Local’s guide to the local slang that’ll make you sound like a seasoned veteran.

Far-right party accidentally call to 'deport Germans first'
NPD supporters. Photo: DPA

Far-right party accidentally call to 'deport Germans first'
2 days ago

Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) shot themselves in the foot while campaigning for elections in western Germany, apparently calling for Germans to be deported from the country en masse.

Cologne police promise huge carnival presence
Cologne's new police chief Jürgen Mathies (m) and commander Michael Temme (r), who will lead the carnival security force. Photo: DPA

Cologne police promise huge carnival presence
February 01, 2016

Cologne authorities have said they will not allow a repeat of the mass sexual assaults on New Year's Eve when the cathedral city lets its hair down for the annual carnival festivities this weekend.

Small town's big plan to ditch small change
A shop's cash draw with the spaces for one- and two-cent coins empty. Photo: DPA

Small town's big plan to ditch small change
February 01, 2016

Retailers in the small town of Kleve on Germany's border with the Netherlands have banded together in a movement to end the use of one- and two-cent coins.

Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange
Stock photo of an orange - not to be confused with the culprit behind the pensioner's fall. Photo: DPA.

Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange
January 29, 2016

Never judge an orange by its peel - they can be more dangerous then they look.

Cologne man's teeth blown out while smoking e-cigarette
Photo: DPA

Cologne man's teeth blown out while smoking e-cigarette
January 28, 2016

A young man from Cologne has suffered severe wounds including the loss of several teeth after the e-cigarette he was smoking exploded in his mouth.

Woman seeks compensation for wetting herself on train
Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Woman seeks compensation for wetting herself on train
January 28, 2016

A woman from southern Germany wet herself when the only toilet on her train was out of order. Should the rail operator pay her compensation?

Footballer axed for flashing privates at female employee
Nick Proschwitz. Photo: DPA

Footballer axed for flashing privates at female employee
January 25, 2016

A footballer for FC Paderborn has got himself in all sorts of trouble after getting his tackle out in public.

Convicted rapist escapes during brewery visit

Convicted rapist escapes during brewery visit
January 21, 2016

A convicted rapist has escaped from his guards while on a visit to a brewery in Cologne and is on the run, police said on Wednesday.

Frustrated refugees sue Berlin over asylum backlog chaos
People wait outside a regional branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, in December 2015. Photo: DPA

Frustrated refugees sue Berlin over asylum backlog chaos
January 20, 2016

More than 200 people are suing the German government in North Rhine-Westphalia for taking too long to process their asylum applications, a survey by a newspaper showed on Wednesday.

Police beg revellers not to dress as terrorists for Carnival
Police walk by a reveller dressed as a suicide bomber at Karneval 2015 in Braunschweig. Photo: DPA

Police beg revellers not to dress as terrorists for Carnival
January 19, 2016

Police in the Rhineland have warned people not to dress up like a jihadist for upcoming Carnival street parties.

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