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Tanker fills up gas station with wrong fuel
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Tanker fills up gas station with wrong fuel

Around 160 car owners are stuck after a gas station's storage tanks were filled with the wrong fuel, causing an estimated €100,000 in damage. READ  

Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights
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Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights

UPDATE: In the second day of their strike, Lufthansa pilots have, as promised, extended their industrial action to include long-haul international flights until the end of Tuesday. READ  

Train Strike
Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return
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Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return

UPDATE: Deutsche Bahn trains are chugging along again after a 50-hour train strike cost the service "tens of millions" and brought travel headaches across the country, leaving millions of passengers struggling for transportation over the weekend as well as at least one mass brawl in its tracks. READ  

Foreigner toll to hit motorways only
Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. Photo: DPA

Foreigner toll to hit motorways only

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt plans to limit his road toll for foreigners initially to motorways only, Spiegel reported on Sunday. READ  

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours
Grounded. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 35 hours

UPDATE: Pilots' union Cockpit has called a new 35-hour walkout at Lufthansa starting Monday, hours after a weekend-long rail strike finished. READ  

Train Strike
Rail strike cripples Germany's train lines
Passengers wait for buses outside Erfurt station on Saturday morning. Photo: DPA

Rail strike cripples Germany's train lines

Rail travellers on Saturday faced huge delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began a 50-hour strike. READ  

Train Strike
Deutsche Bahn makes pay offer to train drivers
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Deutsche Bahn makes pay offer to train drivers

UPDATE: Rail operator Deutsche Bahn has offered train drivers, who plan to strike for the entire weekend, a five percent pay increase. But on Friday evening the 50-hour strike was still set to go ahead. READ  

German of the Week
The man who stopped Germany's trains
German Train Drivers' Union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

The man who stopped Germany's trains

Claus Weselsky is the man pulling the levers at the Union of German Train Drivers, giving the order for this week's strike. Further walkouts are on the cards. Power-hungry dictator or union hero? He is The Local's German of the Week. READ  

Skilled migrants want to stay long-term
Germany should do more to attract skilled migrants, politicians argue. Photo: Shutterstock

Skilled migrants want to stay long-term

Two thirds of highly-qualified immigrants in Germany from outside the EU want to live and work in the country long-term, a government survey has found. But those from wealthier countries are less likely to stay and politicians say more should be done to keep them here. READ  

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike
Germanwings will be grounded on Thursday, while delays continue on the trains. Photo: DPA

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike

UPDATE: Delays and cancellations plagued commuters on Thursday morning as Deutsche Bahn (DB) recovered from a train drivers' strike, but services are now largely back to normal. READ  

Rail boss attacks 'brazen' union over strike
Passengers desperately tried to get a train on Wednesday before the strike began. Photo: DPA

Rail boss attacks 'brazen' union over strike

UPDATE: Germany's rail network has come to a silent halt with train drivers striking for 14 hours from 2pm on Wednesday to 4am on Thursday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. READ  

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours
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Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Germany’s rail network will come to an abrupt halt on Wednesday when the country’s train drivers strike for 14 hours. READ  

Union ready for more train strikes this week
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Union ready for more train strikes this week

Train passengers in Germany could face further delays this week, with drivers set to strike for a second time. READ  

This man rode the Berlin U-Bahn in eight hours
Adham Fisher noting his departure time from a stop on the U1. Photo: Tom Barfield/The Local

This man rode the Berlin U-Bahn in eight hours

Adham Fisher, world record holder for the fastest tour of the New York subway, visited every single station on the Berlin U-Bahn in just over eight hours on Thursday. READ  

German of the Week
215 countries, 26 years and one engine
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215 countries, 26 years and one engine

Gunther Holtorf left Bavaria in 1989 in his blue four-by-four planning to visit Africa. 26 years later he's returning home after travelling 900,000 kilometres and visiting 215 countries. READ  

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