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Autobahn driver suffers drone windscreen smash
Photo: Polizei Bochum

Autobahn driver suffers drone windscreen smash

After a low flying drone crashed into the windscreen of a car on the Autobahn outside Bochum, police announced on Thursday they are looking for witnesses. READ  

NSA asked Germany ‘to spy’ on Siemens
The NSA feared Siemens was supplying Russia's secret service with technology. Photo: Maja Hitij/DPA/AFP

NSA asked Germany ‘to spy’ on Siemens

The US intelligence agency NSA asked its German partner service BND to spy on the European country's engineering and technology giant Siemens, a German newspaper reported Sunday. READ  

Chancellor's office 'knew' of US economic spying
An 18-meter-across satellite dish at the BND's Bad Aibling listening post. Photo: DPA

Chancellor's office 'knew' of US economic spying

Chancellor Angela Merkel's office has known since 2008 of US economic espionage targeting European companies such as Airbus but did not react, Bild said Monday, citing intelligence agency documents. READ  

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NSA had German spies target Euro allies
The headquarters of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (foreign intelligence service) in Berlin. Photo: DPA

NSA had German spies target Euro allies

German spies targeted politicians in friendly European nations and inside Germany for surveillance on behalf of the US National Security Agency (NSA), a media report revealed on Thursday. READ  

Internet surveillance
Net company drags German spies to court
Internet routing hardware at DE-CIX HQ in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Net company drags German spies to court

DE-CIX, the German company that operates the world's biggest internet exchange, is taking the country's spy agency to court with allegations that its mass surveillance is illegal. READ  

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
Photo: DPA

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 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
Photo: DPA

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  

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