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Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn
Hopefully there won't be any roadworks on the test stretch. Photo: DPA

Self-driving cars to hit German Autobahn

A section of the A9 Autobahn in Bavaria will be converted into a test route for self-driving cars, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Monday. READ  

Add free Wi-Fi in trains and S-Bahn: minister
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Add free Wi-Fi in trains and S-Bahn: minister

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt called on Deutsche Bahn (DB) on Wednesday to add free high-speed internet access to all its regional and local train services. READ  

German hospital finds rare 'obesity mutation'
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German hospital finds rare 'obesity mutation'

Doctors at the University Clinic in Ulm have discovered a new disease causing obesity while studying an extremely overweight three-year-old. READ  

Minister wants to get tough on terrorists
Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Photo: DPA

Minister wants to get tough on terrorists

Justice Minister Heiko Maas said he will introduce a plan this month to take "tougher action" against terrorists, while civil rights activists warned against a knee-jerk response to the Paris attacks. READ  

Audi prototype drives itself to Las Vegas
Audi's self-driving car sets out on its two-day voyage to the Consumer Electronics Show. Photo: Audi

Audi prototype drives itself to Las Vegas

Car-maker Audi hopes to wow the world with a 900-kilometre tour for its self-driving prototype, from California's Silicon Valley to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
'Don’t be skimpy in rewarding top talent'
Taulia co-founder Bertram Meyer. Photo: DPA

'Don’t be skimpy in rewarding top talent'

In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Bertram Meyer, one of the four German co-founders of Taulia. READ  

Networks scramble to patch mobile security
Chancellor Angela Merkel has herself been the victim of phone hacking. Photo: DPA

Networks scramble to patch mobile security

IT experts led by Berlin-based Karsten Nohl said on Thursday they had discovered security flaws in the mobile phone networks that would allow attackers to read users' messages. READ  

Amazon workers kick off three-day strike
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Amazon workers kick off three-day strike

Industrial action between labour union Verdi and Amazon has escalated as workers walked off the job on Monday for the first of a three-day strike option in the final rush before Christmas. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
'Relentlessly networking with cool people'
Simon Schneider

'Relentlessly networking with cool people'

In our weekly feature series, The Local chats with a successful entrepreneur. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Simon Schneider, CEO and co-founder of networking tool Zyncd. READ  

German consumers still hot for nuclear power
Blue skies for nuclear power again? Photo: DPA

German consumers still hot for nuclear power

The country is due to shut down its nuclear power plants by 2022 in favour of fossil fuels and renewable energy, but customers are flocking to a new provider's offer of "100 percent nuclear power". READ  

Gerontologist braces for his big freeze
Klaus Sames will be frozen in a vault after his death until science catches up. Photo: DPA

Gerontologist braces for his big freeze

Cryonics, the frozen suspension of bodies for their eventual reanimation, has inspired movies for decades. While still scorned by many scientists, a Bavarian gerontologist has prepared his own frozen preservation after a lifetime of studying aging in humans. READ  

Merkel speaks out against net neutrality
Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the Digitising Europe conference in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Merkel speaks out against net neutrality

Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for preferential services for certain providers on the web at her keynote speech at a conference in Berlin on Thursday. READ  

Snowden journalist gets whistleblowing prize
Greenwald receiving the Scholl prize from Munich mayor Dieter Reiter. Photo: DPA

Snowden journalist gets whistleblowing prize

American journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was the first to report Edward Snowden's revelations of mass surveillance by US intelligence services, received a prize in memory of the anti-Nazi resistance on Monday. READ  

BlackBerry to buy Merkel mobile encyption

Germany said Friday it had approved Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's purchase of data encryption firm Secusmart, whose customers include Chancellor Angela Merkel, after agreeing what media dubbed a "no-spy clause". READ  

BND spied on Germans living abroad
The hearing room of the NSA inquiry committee at the Bundestag. Photo: DPA

BND spied on Germans living abroad

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany's foreign intelligence service, spied on some citizens living abroad, a former lawyer for the spies told MPs on Thursday. READ  

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