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Scientist speaks out against Euro war drones
An American Reaper drone. Photo: DPA

Scientist speaks out against Euro war drones

An expert on unmanned weapon systems has told The Local that Germany should not be pushing forward with its own armed unmanned drones as the robot arms race heats up. READ  

Uber complains to EU over national bans
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Uber complains to EU over national bans

Uber has filed complaints with the EU against France, Germany and Spain as the popular taxi app hits back against efforts to ban it from Europe's streets, officials said Wednesday. READ  

Trabi project aims to electrify 'Ostalgia'
A Trabant being converted into an E-car. Photo: DPA

Trabi project aims to electrify 'Ostalgia'

Its chuntering motor and belching exhaust once heralded the coming of the communist utopia. Now the east German 'Trabi' is leading a new revolution, and this time you won't hear it coming. READ  

Google honours German maths pioneer
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Google honours German maths pioneer

In its doodle for Monday March 23rd, Google chose to highlight the 133rd birthday of Emmy Noether – one of Germany's most renowned mathematicians. READ  

Snowden appears at Hanover IT fair
Edward Snowden gives a talk via video at the CeBIT IT fair in Hanover on March 18th. Photo: DPA

Snowden appears at Hanover IT fair

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden took part in a debate on data security on Wednesday at the CeBIT IT trade conference, via video link from Moscow. READ  

Merkel to open major IT fair with China
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an unrelated event with China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Munich on February 7th, 2015. Photo: AFP

Merkel to open major IT fair with China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opens a major IT business fair where official partner China will showcase its rise as a high-tech power. READ  

Nazis bombed own cities for target practice
A V2 rocket at the Peenemünde Historical-Technical Museum, formerly the Third Reich's testing ground for new weapons. Photo: DPA

Nazis bombed own cities for target practice

Documents going on sale in London show how the Nazis tested V2 rockets, including firing them at their own cities. READ  

Judges order food hygiene app binned
Gastro-Ampel app. Photo: DPA

Judges order food hygiene app binned

Judges in Düsseldorf said on Friday that an app allowing users to check restaurants' hygiene standards against a traffic light system was too unreliable to continue. READ  

Scientists find that ants have toilets too
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Scientists find that ants have toilets too

Ants designate special corners in their nests as toilets, according to the first ever study done into where ants go to go, published in scientific journal Plos One. READ  

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

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Tourist or lifer: what sort of expat are you?

The adventurous (or lost) souls who choose to start up life in another country come in all shapes and sizes, and relate to their home and adopted countries in different ways. See where on the spectrum you fit in. 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  

'Something had to be done' says founder
Stephane-Bertin Hoffmann of Sciencebite. Photo: Sciencebite

'Something had to be done' says founder

In our ongoing feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Stéphane-Bertin Hoffmann, co-founder at Berlin-based Sciencebite. READ  

States fear drug drones flying into jails
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States fear drug drones flying into jails

Twice authorities have intercepted drones being used to deliver contraband into prisons, leaving German states are planning new ways of keeping criminal activity away from criminals. But is the law behind the curve on this new technology? READ  

Job Talk: The entrepreneur series
Changing how you move, one box at a time
Box at Work founder Gerrit Jan Reinders. Photo: Box at Work

Changing how you move, one box at a time

In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Gerrit Jan Reinders, founder of Box at Work. READ  

Power outage leaves TV programme in the dark
"Due to a power outage in Berlin right now, Günther Jauch cannot be broadcast live" reads a TV screen. Photo: DPA

Power outage leaves TV programme in the dark

A power outage in south-central Berlin left more than a 1,000 Berlin households in the dark and was also responsible for the delay of television programming. READ  

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